Creating a Curved Staircase


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Last Modified: July 23, 2021

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QUESTION

How can I create a curved staircase in Home Designer?




ANSWER

The Build> Stairs> Curve to Left or Curve to Right tools can quickly create curved stair sections, or you can have additional control over curved segments to create a more custom curved stair, which will be discussed in this article.


To create a curved staircase

  1. From the menu select Build> Stairs> Straight Stair .


  2. After the first segment has been created, draw in a second segment connected to the first.




  3. Finally, for the purposes of this example, we will connect a third stair segment to make a long straight stair comprised of three segments.


  4. Next, using the Select Objects tool, click on the lower stair segment to select it, then click on the Change Line/Arc editbutton.



    • You can then use the edit handles to further adjust the now curved segment.


  5. Repeat this process for the two upper stair segments, making sure to use the Select Objects tool to select the appropriate section each time, in order to create a curved stair similar to the image shown below.




  6. Now that you understand how to create a curved stair, you can take this knowledge and apply it to your own designs to create curvy stairs, or a combination of curved and straight segment stairs.