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How can I create an accessibility ramp with hand rails and a landing?
Creating an accessibility ramp with handrails and a landing is easy to accomplish in Home Designer Pro and Home Designer Architectural using the Ramp tool, which behaves much like the stair tools in the software.
Before ramps are created, make sure that the heights for what they are referencing are already set correctly.
For example, if they are going to be between two rooms on the same floor where there is a change in the floor height, make sure that these values are set prior to creating the ramp. The same is true of making sure that the terrain and deck are set correctly for an outdoor ramps.
Ramps are drawn going UP, so they should be drawn from the lower of the two things that they connect, such as from the lower floor height, or from the terrain up to the deck.
While the landing shown is this example is at drawn at a right angle of 90 degrees, keep in mind that, as with stairs, we could draw these two segments at various angles and still generate a landing between them.
Two simple examples in Floor Plan:
In a 3D camera view:
You can also use the Change Line/Arc edit tool on a ramp or stair section to change it from a straight Ramp to a curved Ramp, or vice versa.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines recommend that landings placed where ramps change direction measure at least 60" x 60" of clear space.