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Creating the correct railing system

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Video: Creating the correct railing system

In this lesson, we are going to be creating a railing system to host a Glass panel. This is probably the most difficult type of rail system. So difficult that there is no real good answer for all the combinations that are thrown at us in the attempt to trying to create a panel family, then integrating it with the railing system. Corners are extremely difficult and forget about panels on a radial landing altogether. There's a way around that though. The objective of this lesson is to create a railing that will be the host of a Glass panel. We will do that by altering an existing railing system. To get started, find the Revit model called panels and stringers, and make sure that you're in the default 3-D view. Once you're in the default three D view, zoom in on the staircase that's in the building.

Creating the correct railing system

In this lesson, we are going to be creating a railing system to host a Glass panel. This is probably the most difficult type of rail system. So difficult that there is no real good answer for all the combinations that are thrown at us in the attempt to trying to create a panel family, then integrating it with the railing system. Corners are extremely difficult and forget about panels on a radial landing altogether. There's a way around that though. The objective of this lesson is to create a railing that will be the host of a Glass panel. We will do that by altering an existing railing system. To get started, find the Revit model called panels and stringers, and make sure that you're in the default 3-D view. Once you're in the default three D view, zoom in on the staircase that's in the building.

Select the railing that's closest to you. What we're going to do is, we're going to op to this railing, and duplicate it. For the railing, let's put it on guard rail pipe. Now let's click Edit type, now let's click Duplicate. And let's call it guardrail glass host and click OK. Let's chomp right into the rails structure and click the Edit button. Now you can see that there's quite a few rails. Our objective is to remain with two rails and have them be a square handrail profile with an aluminum material. To do that, click on the number seven.

You can tell that you'll be on it, because your cursor turns into a little black right facing arrow. Once you see that, click the Delete button. Click it again, click it again, click it again, and one more time, til we have rail one, and rail two, at three feet zero, and two foot seven. Let's continue over to change the profile. Instead of a circular handrail, let's hit the drop-down, let's scroll down to the bottom and select square handrail. For the material, let's change that to aluminum.

If you type in aluminum (audio playing) or alumin, you can select aluminum and click OK. For the rail 2, let's do the same exact thing. Let's change it to square handrail, one inch, and let's set the material for aluminum. Aluminum should come up by default now, so just click OK. Click Apply and click OK. Click OK again. Now this railing is set up the way we want it. Revit does do a good job at spacing out railings.

So, we can take what we can get out of revit, and apply our own stuff to it. As you can see, you could add as many or as few as you please in terms of railings. In this lesson, we were able to create a new railing system and change some of the intermittent rails to look good with glass.

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