When I create a deck with stairs, I notice that an opening is present. How do I convert this to a gate?
A doorway can be converted to a gate by specifying it as a Hinged Door Type and changing the Door Style to a gate option using the library.
To place a door or gate in a railing
From the menu, select Build> Railing and Deck> Straight Deck Railing , and draw out the railings for the room.
Using the Build> Stairs> Draw Stairs tool, click right outside the railing where the stairs and gate should be.
Note: Connecting the stairs to the deck will create a doorway, so if there are no stairs or there is no doorway or opening present in the deck railing, you can place one using one of the Door tools.
Using the Select Objects tool, select the door, then click on the Open Object edit button to display the Door Specification dialog.
On the General panel, use the Door Type drop-down menu to select the Hinged option.
Click on the Library button next to the Door Type drop-down menu to open the Select Library Object dialog, browse and select your desired gate, then click OK.
For the purposes of this example, we will use the "Diamond" gate found at Home Designer Core Catalogs> Architectural> Fences and Railings> Gates.
Specify your desired hinges and handles on the Hardware panel, and your desired materials for the gate on the Materials panel.