Connecting Stairs & Landing


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I am attempting to build a staircase with a landing dead center between floors - image attached.  What I have now is three different pieces (2 stair runs and 1 landing).  After attempting to get all the railings to match, I discovered that if built as one unit, all of my handrails would connect and wrap the way I'd like.  Is there any way to connect these three pieces into one parametric object?stairs_bowers.thumb.jpg.a70bfb3f39d470d99995ed0adc37a39f.jpg

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2 hours ago, kwhitt said:

Is there any way to connect these three pieces into one parametric object?

 

I added an an article to Tips & Techniques on stairs that you might find helpful.

 

To select a single stair section, use Control (or Shift) click on that section. When you open it you will see there is only one section.

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Dermot & Solver - thanks for the replies.  I didn't do a very good job at explaining my issue.  After creating the stairs, I made my own room with "open below" specified by placing my own railing on the second floor.  As you can see in the attached image, none of the handrails make connections nor am I able to change the balusters on some of them (style or material).  I was expecting 2 newel posts at the top of the stairs on either side connecting the adjacent railing like I've seen CA generate.  I did it this way as the stairwell hole created by CA automatically only took into account the shape of the three stair parts when cutting out the floor platform and the railings were telegraphing through existing 2nd story walls.  I need a much larger opening all the way up to the second floor.  I would appreciate any input of how I get the railings to connect on the 2nd floor as I have the open area to below as I want it and the stairs were a real pain to draw between the existing walls.  Thanks.

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CA_Bowers_08-08-19.plan

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Eric -  One thing I can't pick up from the video - when resizing the landing, are you pulling past the drywall layer?  Should stairs always be drawn to the framing layer?  Thanks again, Kevin

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Landings will snap to the surface or framing layers. Stairs snap to the surface only.

 

I never need to draw stairs so maybe someone else will answer the "should" part.

 

I went to the surface with the landing in the video.

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