Some of the advanced stair editing tools in Home Designer Pro and Architectural will allow you to create curved and flared stairs.
Change the riser height of stairs by either adjusting the number of treads used in the staircase, or by unchecking Automatic Heights in Home Designer Pro.
Home Designer's curved stair tools are a quick way to create curved stairs. You can also create custom ones by modifying straight stair segments.
A landing can be created between two separate stair segments within Chief Architect.
You can utilize the stair tools, deck or porch rooms and geometric shapes to create a variety of specialty stairs, including a solid landing with stairs.
Once you have placed stairs in your plan, you can create a usable room below them can add additional storage space to your area.
Combining multiple stair segments at a common landing and modifying floor and ceiling heights in rooms allows you to create a split level entry structure easily.
Stair rake walls can easily be created in X11 and newer program versions by specifying a railing to be a pony wall and having it follow the slope of the stairs.
The stair tools in Home Designer allow you to easily create a staircase that can automatically adjust it's height to reach the next floor.
Once you have created your staircase, Home Designer can automatically generate a stairwell for you, opening the floor platform to the next floor.
If you need to model a stair system that has three stair segments that all meet at a common landing, Home Designer can easily accomplish this.
With Home Designer Pro you have the ability to create more complex stair systems such as Winder Stairs.
When you have a staircase with multiple segments connected by landings, Home Designer can create the needed landings for you with a single click.
Exterior stairs can be created with many Home Designer products on a sloping terrain using a combination of stairs, retaining walls and landings.
Once you have placed a landing for your stairs, the shape of the landing can be edited with curves and breaks to whatever shape you need.
Stair stringers can be customized by opening the Staircase Specification dialog or the Stair Defaults dialog and accessing the Stringers panel.
After you create a curved staircase, you can use the curved wall tools to create walls that follow the arc of the curved staircase with all Home Designer titles.
Drawing stairs that go down from a deck or porch to ground level is automatic with a single click of the Straight Stairs tool.
If you have items below a stair that you would like to be visible in plan view, you can make the stairs transparent in Home Designer Pro.
This Information message will display when a stair section is connected to a landing along an edge that is not the same width as the stairs or requires a break point.
An automatically generated stairwell can easily be edited to the size you need or even deleted if you need to modify your staircase.
Curved stairs can be created with the stair tools in Home Designer, but for a true spiral stair you will want to use a symbol from the library catalogs.
When you need to create a loft area or a grand entry, you can use an Open Below room type on the floor above to remove the floor platform from that area.
The Auto Stairwell tool is a quick and easy way to create a stairwell for a set of stairs.