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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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How to Approach Stairs and Railings

Designing and reiterating complex stairs and railings in just about any software application can be difficult. It's likely that you'll need to deeply understand the rules and constraints of the application; in effect, you're learning the language of the application. To communicate fluently in that language, you need to be able to think fluently. You almost have to be able to think beyond the individual words and begin to arrange whole ideas.

Regardless of how well you know how to use a particular application, you have to contend with imagination and creation of elegant and complex design issues. Sometimes stairs and railings are straightforward and functional (for example, a steel or concrete egress stair) ...

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