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Trouble with stairs - automatically creating angled wall

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I am trying to create a stairwell that has a 90 degree turn.  I figured out how to use the winders (and this is almost working right - for some reason the corner is not filling), but my bigger issue is what is happening to the wall next to the top half of the stairs.  If I draw the wall that is supposed to go around the stairs, it initially looks fine, but then when I refresh things, it cuts the top of the wall off at an angle that follows the line of the stairs.  I have erased and redrawn the wall several times and it keeps happening.  Is there a way to prevent this?  

 

Also, is there a way to have different handrail sections at each run of the stairs (i.e., one with balusters for the lower part with no wall and one without balusters attached to the wall that keeps disappearing).

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Stair Trouble 10APR16 v1.plan

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Please post the plan file. Make sure it's not open in Home Designer.

 

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If no one provides a fix today, try tech support. I could not get the wall to behave.

 

If you are modeling an existing house and can provide pictures of the stair and stairwell area it will help them help you build an accurate model.

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After you browse for the file to select you have to choose the button right below to "Attach This File".  It doesn't look like you plan was attached.

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I'm sorry, I didn't see that you had attached your plan in your original post.

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I have the same issue.  It seems as if the stair gets a little too wide (no idea why) and if I pull in the width then the winder section pops backing shape.  If I go back to it later then sometimes it has stayed put but then on other occasions it goes back to what you are experiencing.  I would send the plan to tech support and ask them to look at it.  If you lookout the second screen shot it appears as if that wall is cutting into the stair at its LH end.  If you pull that back then the stair winder section should correct itself.

I should add that I was using Chief but they both have the same basic programming.

Alan

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That looks pretty good, with the exception of the lack of runner on the landings; at least it is structurally closer to the actual house.  I will try it with my model.  Thanks for the help!!

 

Also, I submitted my issue to tech support yesterday (before your response).  I will re-post if they come up with a different solution that is better.

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Thanks,

 

 

When you create the terrain perimeter the Garage sits low, the room floor above the Garage is to high and there's issues with the roof.

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David,

 

The same thing you did in the Video is what I had done.

 

The issue is when  you use winders instead of landings, it screws the wall up, for some reason the wall follows the stairs even if you move the wall away

from the stairs.

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Hi David,

Thank you so much for taking the time to do the YouTube video.  I learned a ton from watching you.  I think I now have the knowledge to make this work.

Thanks again!

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I just stumbled upon a fix for this issue, to keep the wall and winders, use a pony wall, it will not follow the stairs.

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The pony wall worked when I set the lower portion to the full height of the wall. Thanks.

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