Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a U-shaped winding staircase, part of Revit: Stairs.
Another new stair type in Revit 2013 is a U-shaped winder. All the stairs we have been doing at this point that are non-radial have a flat landing. A U-shaped winder is similar; however, there is no landing. The stair calculation continues where the landing would be. The objective of this lesson is to add a U-shaped winding staircase by simply picking one point. To get started, find the Revit model called U-Shape Winders. In the Project Browser, under Floor Plans, go to Level 2. Let's add the u-shape winder.
In the Architecture tab, click the Stair button. In the Components panel, click the U-Shape Winder button. Notice that it all comes in in one shot. Hit the spacebar three times. This'll angle it towards our landing. In the Properties dialog, change the base level to level one, the top level to level two, and the multistory top level to level five. Again, hit your spacebar to rotate it into the correct orientation. Place it along the reference plane in the intersection of the floor slab. Once you have it placed, click Finish Edit mode on the mode panel. If you get an error saying the slope of the railing may not be parallel, that's fine.
Close out. Go to a 3D view. You have it. A very quick way to model to a winding set of stairs. As you can see there's no landing. It keeps going straight up and you're in. This will come in handy for sure. It used to be quite tedious to achiveve the same results. All we gotta do is pick a single point for the stairs, then adjust their properties. That happened really, really quick.
- The anatomy of a stair
- Creating a basic staircase
- Drafting stairs with model lines
- Creating a bullnose family
- Adding a landing
- Creating railings
- Specialty stairs