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I am trying to create concrete steps both curved & straight attached together.

My first thought was to do a section view, create a face & extrude along a path like I would do in ACAD.

But I don;t see a way to do that in Chief.

 

How would you do this task.

 

Working in X8 so no plan to attach, sorry.

 

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A molding polyline would be a similar operation. Create the step profile as the molding.

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Or p-line solids...

 

But strange that you cannot curve stairs that way.  Sounds like a good suggestion to me...

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Molding, I forgot about that option.

 

I was trying to do one solid with an extrude operation but no way to do it with a path object i guess.

 

I've done straight stair with  a solid but editing it if the heights change is impossible I think.

 

Yes, radius-ed stair would be nice but I remember a thread not too long ago on a deck where only segments were doable.

 

I'll try the molding approach. At least it can be edited.

 

Thanks

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Or p-line solids...

 

But strange that you cannot curve stairs that way.  Sounds like a good suggestion to me...

I think winders could make it. Actually I not around PC now and can't be sure it works.

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The way I most often do this type thing is to create the original solid first, and then do a series of subtractions as needed.  I used to even radius the edges of the form, but that does not show very well in vector camera views.

 

Other than that, why not just create it in AC and then import it as a symbol?

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The Molding Polyline would be my first choice but you could also use a "Slab" edited to the shape of one step and then copy-repeat to create the additional steps.

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OK the molding was fairly painless. :)

 

I'm getting better at moldings.

 

Thanks for the help

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Alan,

 

You can do that by using the Flare/Curve Stairs tool. 

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Johnny,

No, not the same.

The tool I used (Flare/Curve Stairs) looks a lot easier that the method Usuf used.

http://screencast.com/t/dUlzSi0pfF

Yes Glenn your method is much easier. I never thought flaring tool was such powerful. Thanks for sharing.

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Oh I see I was trying to adjust the sides of the stair, not realizing you could adjust the center line.

Thanks

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I think Glenn's method would be the best one to use, thanks Glenn for the video seems very simple using your method

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All these years and I never knew we could curve stairs  with the flare tool. (Nor did I need to, but it's great to know how simple it is.)

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