Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a stair with a landing, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Instructor] We're staying in our modeling chapter for our Revit Architecture professional certification prep course. What we're going to look at now is creating a staircase with a landing using some of our parametric modeling tools available in Revit Architecture. So, what I've got is a nice Revit project for you to use, RevitProjuct_STAIRS. You can download that from your lynda.com exercise files to follow along with the video. And you can see in the project browser, I'm in the 1st floor plan. We're gonna zoom in on this stair void, here.
And what we're going to do, we're going to place some reference planes. Now, reference places are available on the Architecture tab on the ribbon, and they're over here in the Work Plane panel, and it's this little icon here, so, reference plane. And, using the tools just to click, you can click and drag, and then click again. There's one vertical reference plane. I'll line in another one, just get the end points lined up with the little blue dash lines, like that. And then I'm gonna go across, horizontal reference plane going through, and then another one again. Just line them in with the little dash lines there, you can line them in so they all sort of have their ends tallying up neatly.
And then just hit "Esc" a couple of times. There's our four reference planes in place. Gonna zoom in on the top section now. Select the leftmost vertical reference plane, and I want this temporary dim here, from the inside edge of the wall to the reference plane, to be 660, and "Enter", like that. Hit "Esc" to deselect. Do the same with this one, but you'll notice that this witness line here is going to the outer wall. You want it to go to the inner edge of the inner wall there. Can you see that? So the witness line goes there, and then this value of the temporary dim is gonna be 660 again, and "Enter" like that.
So the two vertical reference planes, this one should be 660 from the inner wall there, and this one should be 660 from the inner wall there. Then we're gonna select the topmost horizontal reference plane, you can see that's already lining in with the inside edge of that wall. So we need to change that value there to 1220, like so, and then "Enter", and you'll see that you've got a 1220 temporary dim there. Hit "Esc" to deselect, and then zoom out a bit. We're now gonna select the lower horizontal reference plane.
Now can you see that the witness line here goes up to the inner wall? Click on the witness line there, and just drag it down and line it in with that reference plane there. You've now got a distance between reference planes, so this temporary dim here is gonna be 3500, and "Enter" like so. Hit "Esc" to deselect, and you've now got neatly placed reference planes. So this one, here, 660, from the inner edge of that wall. This one here, should be 660, from the inner edge of that wall.
Then here, this one here, should be 1220, from the inner edge of that wall. And then between this one, and also this one, you should have 3500, like so. So, once those have all been set up, we can now go to the Architecture tab on the ribbon, go to our Circulation panel, click on the flyout here, and select Stair by Component. What I'm going to do now, is, it's an assembled stair. It's a family that's already set in place. You'll notice here, components-wise, I can specify a run, a landing, and also supports if I want to.
I'm just gonna define the run in this case. So, I'm gonna click here, on this intersection, and bring my staircase up. Can you see it's generating the staircase? When I get to that intersection of the reference planes, I click again for the landing. I come across now, intersection there, come back down again. When I get down here to that intersection, click again. And then all I've got to do now is hit the green tick to confirm my staircase, and there we go. One parametric staircase in place, ready to go. Now, if I just hit "Esc" a couple of times there, and then zoom in, you'll notice not only has it placed the staircase, but it's also placed, can you see the railings as well? The railings are there too.
So I've got an assembled stair with railings and stairs, all set up and ready to go. And that's how quick and easy it is to place a staircase in Revit Architecture. Now, if you want to edit you stair, it's very simple. You can edit it like so, and you can go here to Edit Type, bring up your type properties, and you can start changing things, like riser heights, tread depths, run widths, and so on. Your calculation rules can be edited as well. So you can go in and actually change the slope of the stair, the angle of the stair, and so on.
You can specify what the supports are, you can specify as you come down as well. The cut mark type is a single zigzag, I could change that if I wanted to. I've got different availability there, so I could change it to a single line. I can change the cut mark symbol, the angle of the cut line angle, and so on. That's all available to be changed as well. So if I just click away from that stair, my stair is now in place. If I just jump in to my 3D view here, my default 3D view. I can do that in the project browser. I'll click on the little house symbol, and you can see that my staircase has gone in.
Now, I've got some rooms and things in place here. How do I see the staircase? Simple. Set this to Wireframe, and just zoom in, and there's my staircase there, going up with my railings and so on in through the stair void like so. So you can see there that I've got my staircase going up, nice and neat and tidy between floors, like so.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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