Creating a T-Shaped Stairs


Reference Number: KB-00266
Last Modified: April 8, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors
 

QUESTION

How Do I connect three staircases with a T-shaped landing?




ANSWER

A staircase that shares a landing with two additional staircases can be created using Home Designer. The result is a T-shaped staircase configuration. The procedure is described in this article.

When constructing this T-shaped landing, you cannot build three staircases and click at the intersection to create the common landing.


To create a T-shaped landing

  1. Select Build> Stairs> Straight Stairs , and then click and drag in floor plan view to build the first section of the staircase.


  2. Use the same tool to build a second staircase that will share the landing.



    • This staircase should be perpendicular to the first staircase with the corners touching. (The resulting configuration is L-shaped.)


  3. Click the space between the two staircases. A landing will be created. At this point, two staircases in an L-shape design connect and share a landing.




  4. Start at and drag away from the landing while drawing in the third stair segment.

    • The staircase will not begin at the same elevation as the landing if this step is not completed as directed.




  5. Finally, position the third staircase to precisely intersect with the landing.

    Note: If the third staircase does not begin at the same elevation as landing, adjust the alignment until it does. In this manner, a T-shaped landing can be created that will join three staircases.

The same process works to create two stairways that join together at a landing and meet up with a single staircase continuing upwards.