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
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
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
To set the Alignment of Stairs (Left, Right or Centre), use the Preview and Positioning Panel to pick on the appropriate hotspot:
With the Polystair Tool you can control the Going / Rise geometry of the Stair in the Flights and Landings section: The three options are:
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.
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.
In this tutorial I show how to add Railings to the edge of a slab and then edit it to trace the existing shape…
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
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