Practice designing stairs for commercial and residential buildings, as well as winding stairs, custom railings, and ramps.
- Hi, I'm Eric Wing, welcome to this workshop on creating stairs and railings in Revit Architecture 2013. I've been working in the field of architecture, engineering and construction for over 20 years and enjoyed seeing how Revit has evolved over those years to become a rich and full-featured BIM management program. In addition to my work managing BIM projects at the C,S companies in Syracuse New York, I also regularly speak on the topic of BIM and construction and am an instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
This course is designed to teach as many aspects of how to create and modify stairs and railings as possible. Stairs in Revit actually come together like stairs on a jobsite, piece by piece. We will begin by adding a simple U-shaped staircase and then jump right into making modifications to the landings and the railing terminations. You'll see how all this is accomplished and also explore some of the design issues you may face in the real world. We'll literally draft the radial winding staircase and turn it into a model. From there, we address the components that come together to make an awesome staircase.
This course is also packed full of families, so you'll see how to create stairs and railings in the most efficient and effective way possible. We're gonna model ranging from a simple tread nosing to a complex landing that is fully parametric, to an in-place family radial glass panel railing. We'll also drill down into some of the new 2013 features such as U-shaped lanyards, custom stringers and my new favorite, full-step spiral staircases. There are Revit files that accompany each chapter, so if you're an advanced user or are just getting started, this workshop is gauged for your learning style.
You can either jump in at the beginning and move around. The material is there for when you want it, so let's get started.
- 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