From the help text for this DBX here is how the height reference is supposed to work.
The Top Height Reference values control what point on the staircase the Top Height value, below, describes.
Select Floor/Landing for the Top Height value to describe the height of the top tread plus the stated Riser Height.
Select Top Riser for the Top Height value to describe the height of the top riser. (I have copied this text and pasted it in the graphic as well.)
Except that doesn't work if Automatic Heights is checked. In fact, once OK is clicked the default goes back to Floor/Landing. Why is this? Is this just my installation or is this true for everyone?
I've searched the forum topics and training videos but can't find anything specific on this, so I'm requesting input on a few stair rail quandaries.
Per the attachment:
1, I'd like to stop my stair rail when it butts to the 2nd floor platform but still have balusters in the triangle space below the platform
2. The railing continues through the platform and will not allow the upper railing (shown in the camera views) to extend to the top of the stairs
3. I've used an invisible wall at the top of the stairs and there is a lone framing member displayed where a newel post should go. How can I get rid of the framing member and place a newel post?
My company is in the process of making the switch from Autodesk Revit to Chief Arch (Version X12) and I have been spending my time trying to create a lot of commonly used design elements we use on our plans but I have run into a hiccup. I'm trying to create a small, inset-type staircase (attached image is what I've done in Revit in the past) that is typically used on our plans to go from grade-level sidewalk to the main floor elevation. In my attempts, stairs either fail to recognize the elements around them or if I create them like I would in Revit in creates this garbled configuration where the stairs are their own room and the footprint of the stairs themselves cut a hole through the roof.
Checking Forums, YouTube, and the Chief site have all yielded nothing and I in my limited knowledge cannot figure it out. What am I missing?
I'm trying to change the material for the trim alongside my stairs independent of the riser material. I want the trim to match the baseboards in the rest of the house and the riser to match the tread. Is it possible to separate the trim and the riser material in the stair definition dialog?