Archive for the ‘Stairs’ Category

Head Clearance Stair in 3D

2 December 2016 Soto 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, ARCHICAD 20, Stairs, Tip of the Day

If you are designing a new stair you may want to check if it complies with the minimum height clearance rules that apply in your country. This is very easy and helpful with the Cadimage Stair tool, just go to the Settings > Head Clearance Plan For ARCHICAD 20   Settings>Symbol>Head Clearance and edit the

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Stair Favourites

10 December 2015 Soto No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Stairs, Tip of the Day

Since the PolyStair tool was released for ARCHICAD 18 the use of Favorites has changed. The tool doesn’t save the PolyStair as a standard AC Stair anymore, therefore the only way to get a Favorite is using the same PolyStair Icon in the Toolbox     As you can see in the sequence below, saving

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Control Plan View Display of Cadimage Stairs

8 December 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

To control the display of the Stair on Plan View, create a new Polystair or select an existing one and go to its settings. Navigate to the Floor Plan and Section Panel then FLOOR PLAN DISPLAY> Show on Stories as highlighted below: The default option should be All Relevant Stories but it may be one

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Set Alignment of Cadimage Stairs

4 December 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

To set the Alignment of Stairs (Left, Right or Centre), use the Preview and Positioning Panel to pick on the appropriate hotspot:


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Control Stair Going and Rise

3 November 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

With the Polystair Tool you can control the Going / Rise geometry of the Stair in the Flights and Landings section: The three options are:  


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Creating Stairs – how to undo a point

28 October 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

When you are creating a Cadimage Stair and drawing out complex geometry, mistakes can happen.  Don’t panic, use the standard ARCHICAD shortcut of Backspace to go back one step (no pun intended!). Unless you are sure you want to cancel the process completely, do not press the ESC key.


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Set Stair reference line

21 October 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

When you place a Polystair and want to set the reference line, you can do this in the Preview and Position Panel…   If you imagine facing the start of the stair you can choose the left, centre or right edge as the reference line.


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Tutorial: Graphically add and edit railings

2 September 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tools

In this tutorial I show how to add Railings to the edge of a slab and then edit it to trace the existing shape…


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Stringers on or off…

1 September 2015 Joshua Osborne 1 Comment
ArchiCAD 18, ArchiCAD 19, Cadimage, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

When working with Cadimage Stairs, sometimes it is necessary to switch stringers on or off. This is quite common on 90 degree turns with treads where the angle on the inside turn makes the stringer geometry very difficult to display… in reality a newel post would likely be fitted in the corner and only the

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Manually place and edit Railings

20 August 2015 Joshua Osborne No Comments
ArchiCAD 19, Stairs, Tip of the Day, Tools

It may seem a bit odd to place a Railing that is not associated to a Stair – but the simple, flexible editing means you can easily create complex shapes. To do this you need to place a Railing on the Plan and then use the Graphic Editing buttons within the settings… To find out more

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