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Different handrail on one side than the other

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I am working on these stairs and I want to have the look we can see on the open side, but a single wall handrail on the other side. I tried removing the rail on the balustrade side and drawing a rail, but that deleted my wall under the stairs, so I'm wondering if there is a better way.

Pardon the imperfections- the design/drawing is not done yet.

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Posting the plan, or just this part of the plan so we could better understand you you have done would help.

 

 

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Okay, I turned off the railing on the wall side here, because it was less distracting. I do want a railing on the wall though. I just don't want it to match the railing on the open side.

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3 minutes ago, rwaldrondesigns said:

Okay, I turned off the railing on the wall side here, because it was less distracting. I do want a railing on the wall though. I just don't want it to match the railing on the open side.

 

Did you try this:

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16 minutes ago, solver said:

Posting the plan, or just this part of the plan so we could better understand you you have done would help.

 

 

 

I was asking for the plan file, not a picture of the plan :)

 

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Yes, I did try this- I can turn them off and on individually. I just want to make sure the left side is a different style than the right side. Like this image, except that I want the balustrade wall they show to stop at the stair tread.

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Maybe you need to draw your own handrail?

 

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You can use Edit>Edit Area to copy part of the plan, paste into a new plan and upload it.

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Rachael,

Probably the best way to do this is to create a full height "Railing Wall" in the plan (adjacent to the stairs) consisting of the vertical members (balusters) and make it "No Room Def" and "No Locate".  Then move it into position.  After that, select it in a Section/Elevation View and edit the shape to follow the stairs.

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In this example, the vert's are a railing wall, like Joe mentioned. The tempered glass is a wall where the shape has been edited in Section View.

That keeps them separate from the stair's railing.

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I'm still not sure what the problem is.

 

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Eric's got it for the most part- where you have the green railing in the second photo, I want there to be nothing. But, I DO want those taller balustrades.The way Joe and Rob show/describe puts the railing next to the stairs, not stopping at the tread, the way Eric has it.

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Rachael,

Once you have the taller balustrades positioned "on the stairs" vs "next to them" you need to display in elevation and edit the bottom up to the stairs.  That will give you what Eric shows.  It's just a matter of editing the Polyline created by the 3D wall editor.

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8 hours ago, rwaldrondesigns said:

Eric's got it for the most part- where you have the green railing in the second photo, I want there to be nothing. But, I DO want those taller balustrades.The way Joe and Rob show/describe puts the railing next to the stairs, not stopping at the tread, the way Eric has it.

My example was an existing rendering from a previous project and was only meant to illustrate the technique / methods. It's very simple to drag those railing walls under the stairs, or drag the stairs over the wall. To edit the wall shape, take a section view of the wall from the stair side. That way you can edit the walls shape to the 'cross section lines' of the stair. If you'd like more specific help, zip and post your plan. Once you've accomplished it, please post some more images!

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I turned off the railing on the outside and used solids for the tall balustrades. Drew 2 on the first step, Transform/Replicate to copy them up the stair. In elevation drew a large solid above them and used solid subtraction to cut them off.

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Here's my version of Rachel's stairs: and yes I have nothing else to do :)

-2 landings at the bottom

-p-solid for stringer/trim at wall (for correct grain direction)

-p-solids for vertical members

-added lights to represent light rail below the handrail

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You could also use 2 stairs that are aligned for rise and run.  Set one to have one rail type and the other to have the alternate rail type.

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