Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Create and modify stairs, part of Cert Prep: Revit Structure Certified Professional.
- [Instructor] Let's go ahead and start adding some stairs. With this version of REVIT, we do see some additional functionality that allows to make adjustments that we previously couldn't do. The objective of this video is to create a multi-story staircase then make some height adjustments. To get started let's jump into REVIT, under projects we'll go open, find your stairs model where you're keeping your exercise files, and click Open. Let's go down to level one structural plan.
Let's zoom in to this bay right here, and on the architecture tab click the stair button. Through location line, let's select run center. For my base constraint, I want it to be level one. My top level, level two. Let's pick a point right about here. Notice that when we start moving it back you'll see that it's telling us how many risers we have created and how many we have left.
I want to come out to 11 risers created, 10 remaining. Then we'll pick that point right there. Now if I come straight down with my cursor, notice that it kind of tracks an origin point for our next flight of stairs. I'm going to come down around six feet, and I'm going to pick a point right here. Notice I can draw it at basically any angle that you want. But I want to come straight back. Notice that when I extend my cursor past it, REVIT will stop the stairs, so what I like to do is just go well past it and then pick a point like there.
And then hit escape a few times, and that should do it, we're done. Click Finish Edit Mode button. Now what I'd like to do is draw a section through here. So click the Section button. And I'm going to go right through the stair right here. Now hit escape a few times, I'm going to open up the section.
I'd like my stair case to be multi-story. Select the stairs, notice that you can click on Select Levels right here. Go ahead and click that. Hold your Control key down and select level three, and then level four. Click Finish. I like to look a nice isometric view, so with my stairs still selected, click on this little button here, it's called Selection Box, it just orients your 3-D view to whatever you have selected.
Stairs are turned off in this view so let's type VG. Scroll down to stairs, click Apply, okay, and here we go. What I'd like to do is move it back just a little bit off that beam. But what's nice is if you hover over it notice that it's all once staircase. So I'm going to go to level two. It's hard to see because the floor is there so lets select Wire Frame.
I'm a select the staircase and click Move. I'm just going to move it back a little bit. Now I'm going to go back to my 3-D view. I'm going to select my selection box and pull this back a little bit. But one thing you'll notice is we're having some problems with our start and our end. Because of the fact that our top of steel is five inches below our floor so we need to make some adjustments.
So what we can do if you hover over the stairwell, and hit tab once, you can select it. Now notice that you can un-pin it, so go ahead the Pin button, now for the top offset lets go five inches, and it's going to recalculate the entire run. Let's tab on to this one, let's un-pin it. And for the base offset let's go five inches, for the top offset let's go five inches, it recalculates that.
One more. Go ahead and Tab on to this stair, un-pin it, the base offset is five inches, the top offset is five inches. Now if you want you can pin them back down. There we have it. I'd like to change the stringer now.
Let's go to insert. Let's go to Load Family. Let's go down to Profiles. Framing. Steel. Grab a C-Channel Profile, click Open. Let's grab this C10X20. Click Ok. Now let's tab on to one of our stairs again.
Click Edit Type. For the supports, where it says Right Support Type, Stringer 2" width, click the Builder button here. For the section profile, let's click the drop down, and grab C-Channel Profile, let's click on Flip Section Profile. Let's rename it. We'll call it C Channel, click OK.
Click Apply. Click OK. Now it should automatically update the left support type as well. Click Apply, Click OK. So there we go, in the next video we're going to go ahead and create a shaft opening.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- Creating and modifying levels
- Importing AutoCAD files
- Linking models
- Modeling columns, walls, floors, beam systems, roofs, stairs, and ramps
- Adding and editing text annotations
- Using dimensions
- Creating schedules and standard sheets
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: collaboration, modeling, and documentation.