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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

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Chapter 10

Stairs, Ramps, and Railings

A whole chapter just for stairs, ramps, and railings? You bet! If you think about it, there could be hundreds of combinations of stair and railing systems. As a matter of fact, you very seldom see two sets of stairs that are exactly the same. Kind of like snowflakes, isn’t it? Okay, it’s nothing like snowflakes! But you get the point.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Creating stairs by using the Rise/Run function
  • Creating a winding staircase
  • Creating a custom railing system
  • Creating custom stairs
  • Adding ramps

Creating Stairs by Using the Rise/Run Function

To start off, this chapter will address the makings of a staircase—from commercial stairs to those with a more residential feel with wood members, balusters, and spindles. During this procedure, you will see how Autodesk® Revit® Architecture brings stairs together. After you create a common staircase, you will move on to winding stairs, custom railings, and, of course, ramps.

Before you begin, I should mention that there are some features (or lack of features) about stairs in Revit you will love and some you won’t. As you create the stairs, keep in mind that Revit can’t always provide enough functionality to re-create every type of stair you may encounter.

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NOTE Throughout this book, you will have the opportunity to download custom families from the book’s website.

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