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Modifying shaft openings and adding railings

From: Revit Stairs Workshop

Video: Modifying shaft openings and adding railings

In this lesson, we're going to cap off our spiral stairs with a railing. (audio playing) At the top of the stairs, we still need some work. Those railings are protruding at an odd angle. The objective of this exercise is to tie in some railings and circle the opening with a little bit of safety. To get started, find the Revit model called panels and Stringers. In the Project browser, go to level two. (audio playing) Zoom in on the stairs. (audio playing) This down arrow may be in our way. Hover over it and you'll see a little blue grip. Once you see the blue grip, drag the down symbol into the stairs so they're not in our way. (audio playing) The next thing we want to do is create our railing. We can simply right-click on our railing.

Modifying shaft openings and adding railings

In this lesson, we're going to cap off our spiral stairs with a railing. (audio playing) At the top of the stairs, we still need some work. Those railings are protruding at an odd angle. The objective of this exercise is to tie in some railings and circle the opening with a little bit of safety. To get started, find the Revit model called panels and Stringers. In the Project browser, go to level two. (audio playing) Zoom in on the stairs. (audio playing) This down arrow may be in our way. Hover over it and you'll see a little blue grip. Once you see the blue grip, drag the down symbol into the stairs so they're not in our way. (audio playing) The next thing we want to do is create our railing. We can simply right-click on our railing.

On the Architecture tab Click the Railing button. (audio playing) Make sure that Railing Handrail Pipe is selected. What we're going to do is we're going to draft a circle right around this whole thing. (audio playing) On the Draw panel click the Circle button. Pick a point right in the center. And bring your circle out to 5 feet. (audio playing) Hit Esc twice. Now that we have that laid out, you can almost pretend like you're drafting in a way. Let's try another one. Let's click the line button (audio playing) and zoom in on the railing right here. Let's make sure we hit the mid point.

And if you can't get it, remember type sm and it will snap you right to the mid point. (audio playing) Let's bring a line down about 1 foot. Once you get to 1 foot, select it. Bring your line straight over, past the radius, and up (audio playing) into the quadrant. (audio playing) Once you've done that, hit Escape twice. Come over to the middle part and let's draw another rim. Click the Line button. Let's zoom into this railing and make sure we're on the midpoint of that railing. (audio playing) Pick the midpoint and come all the way down so we terminate to the radius. (audio playing) Hit Esc a couple times. What we want to do now is trim out this little piece by using the Split command. Click the Split Element button.

This time, click on Delete Inner Segment. (audio playing) Hover over the model line until you get to the reference plane (audio playing) and pick it. Do the same down here until you get to this line. (audio playing) That'll get rid of that little scrap of circle. Hit Esc a couple times. (audio playing) Let's pretty up the railing, then we're done. (audio playing) In the draw panel, let's click the Fill With Art button. Let's turn on the radius of three inches. (audio playing) Let's do this corner here, (audio playing) and to this corner here (audio playing) and to this corner here. (audio playing) Once we're done adding the radius, we're done.

Click Finish Edit mode. (audio playing) Let's go to a 3D View and check it out. Not too bad, our railings line up pretty well perfectly. Now we have a nice looking set of stairs here. Getting the railings to lay out for the opening can be tricky. We had to establish a radius around the opening, then basically draw railings, as if we were, dare I say it, drafting.

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