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Hi,

 

How do I turn the banisters etc. on a staircase into a solid wall? I want the space underneath the stairs to be open, but not the top.

 

Thanks.

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Make it a solid wall. Edit the wall in elevation -- shape bottom of wall to match stairs.

 

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I'm not sure either of those solutions will work.  Here's what I do:

 

1.  Make the Handrail 5" wide x 54" tall (square/rectangular profile)

     This will make the handrail look like a solid wall.

2.  Set the Newells as 42" tall

     This sets the top of the "Wall" to 42" above the nosings

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Eric's solution will work if you use a Full Wall - but not a "Railing Wall".

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Basically, the top half of the staircase goes through the living room on it's way up, and I don't want people's feet to be visible when they're on the stairs. The area im red is what I want hidden.

 

Thanks,

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See Post #3.

 

I used a soffit to cover the bottom of the stairs, but there is surely a more Chief like way.

 

A ceiling plane would be ideal, but I could not get it to align with the outer surface of the drywall on the angled part of the wall.

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It's not easy but we have been working on Chief to fix this.

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See Post #3.

 

I used a soffit to cover the bottom of the stairs, but there is surely a more Chief like way.

 

A ceiling plane would be ideal, but I could not get it to align with the outer surface of the drywall on the angled part of the wall.

 

I don't know how to do any of that, what do I do once I surround the staircase with a wall?

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I'm not sure either of those solutions will work.  Here's what I do:

 

1.  Make the Handrail 5" wide x 54" tall (square/rectangular profile)

     This will make the handrail look like a solid wall.

2.  Set the Newells as 42" tall

     This sets the top of the "Wall" to 42" above the nosings

 

Just tried this method (once I converted to metric)/. It's closer, but it's still not quite right (see pic).

 

Your guide to polyline solids was really good, could you do one for post #3 if you have a spare minute please?

 

Also, it won't let me change the newel height.

 

Thanks

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