Message: Only one stair section can connect to a single landing edge.


Reference Number: KB-00963
Last Modified: July 30, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

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



DESCRIPTION

When I try to snap a staircase to a landing that I created, a message states:

"Only one stair section can connect to a single landing edge. Select the landing and use the Break Line edit button to break the landing edge so each stair section has its own landing edge to connect to."

What does this mean?


RESOLUTION

In Chief Architect/Home Designer programs, only one stair section should be snapped to a given edge of a stair landing. This Information message will display when two stair sections are connected to the same edge of a stair landing.

In Chief Architect version X10/Home Designer version 2019 and prior, a similar message displays if there is too great a gap between the edge of a stair section and the end of the landing edge it is snapped to.

In either case, the issue can be resolved by breaking the landing edge into a separate segment for each stair section.


To add a break to a stair landing edge

  1. Click the Select Objects  button, then click on the landing to select it. 


    Stair landing is selected


  2. With the landing selected, click the Break Line  edit button.


  3. Click once between the two stair sections to add a corner edit handle at that location and break the edge into two separate segments.

    Break point placed on an edge of a landing


In Chief Architect version X11, Home Designer version 2020, and newer program versions, the break can be located at any distance from the stair sections. In version X10/2019 and prior, however, either a landing corner or break should be located within 10 inches (20 mm) of each side of each stair section.


To match a stair landing edge to a stair section

  1. Click the Select Objects  button, then click on the landing to select it.


  2. Click once between the two stair sections, within 10" (20 mm) of the stair section where it meets the stair landing edge.


  3. Click a second time near the corner of the other stair section.


    Two break points on a landing edge