Creating a dynamic staircase


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Creating a dynamic staircase

One of the really cool things that SketchUp can do is multiply objects. So you can take an object that has repetitive values such as a staircase or a picket fence or studs in a wall, and you can actually have the number of copies calculated by SketchUp. So in this example here I have a staircase, and normally if I were to scale this, you would just kind of stretch it. But because this is a smart staircase, the stretch will actually determine how many steps are required.

So when I let go of that stretch, it actually fills in the space with stair steps. And if I wanted to scale this down, it would make those smaller. As you can see, this can be a very handy way to create smart objects. So let's go ahead and create the staircase from scratch. So I'm going to go ahead and open a file called Stair_01, and this is just my basic steps. So I've got these steps here and if I wanted to I could certainly copy these and build the steps from scratch, but let's go ahead and do this aut...

Creating a dynamic staircase
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Creating a dynamic staircase provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 8 Essential Training

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