cpatullo

Sloped/angle wall going down stairs

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Greetings all.  I'm fairly new to HD.

 

Using HD Architect 2017.

 

I'm trying to make a triangular opening on one side of the stairs, opening into a room in the basement.  From what I see, Pro has an easier way of accomplishing this, but I obviously do not have Pro.  So, is there a way to get this done in Architect?  In the attached picture, the opening would be on the right side, leaving a bit of a short wall to prevent small children from jumping off.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Does your Railing Wall have the Follow Stairs option? 

 

You will find Wedge and Inverted Wedge shapes in the library to fill in as needed.

 

Soffits are also good for fill in.

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If I read that correctly, you would have to click on the stairs and then check open underneath, move the wall about a inch or so and

then go to Architectural>doors and doorways>wrapped openings. Choose gothic or tudor.

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Solver-

Thank you for the reply.  No, I don't have the 'follow stairs' option on the wall.  I built the wall in question as a wall...should I have built as a railing and modify?

 

I will also take a look at the library. 

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A Railing won't follow the stairs, a half wall will follow the stairs, If you use a half wall, try a pass thru with a gothic arch 33" or so.

 

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So we are clear -- is this what you want to do?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, solver said:

So we are clear -- is this what you want to do?

 

 

cpatullo 1.jpg

 

Yes, that is what I want to do.

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 6:22 PM, solver said:

So we are clear -- is this what you want to do?

 

 

cpatullo 1.jpg

 

Solver - how did you do this?  I didn't get around to working on this until just now - I apologize for the delay...

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That's a railing wall set to Follow Stairs in the center, a normal wall on either side, and a soffit to fill in the top.

 

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If you do not have that option, you may be able to edit the wall polyline in an elevation.

 

Select the wall. Hit the 3 key (shortcut to Break) and click on the top of the wall where you want your opening to start. Do the same where you want the opening to end. Select the edit handle between your breaks and pull the wall down. Use one of the corner edit handles to shape the slope.

 

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Looks like I need an upgraded version...I cannot do either.

 

Bummer.  Architech is a bit of a letdown...

 

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You could use the Shapes in the Library like I suggested in my first response above. You won't get framing, but you could emulate your design.

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As previously suggested,  place a half-wall at that side of the stairs.  When the wall is carefully placed, it will automatically 'follow the stairs'.

Place wall breaks where you want the raised walls, open up the 'new' wall sections, and raise the rail height to the ceiling.

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As JoAnn said. Placed Half Wall, moved stairs against it and it automatically followed the stairs.

 

 

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OK, I think I see my problem now.

 

With the 'follow stairs', it will put the wall at a height that followed the railing.  What if the wall height was only to be 6" above the tread, not the 32-36" that a railing would be at?

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Change the height of the wall -- Newels/Balusters 

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I'm sorry.

 

Thank you.

4 minutes ago, solver said:

Change the height of the wall -- Newels/Balusters 

 

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Dumb question.  If I am doing a railing wall/half wall, do I extend the width of the staircase out to what the wall would be on the room side of the wall (not the staircase side)?

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Can't picture what you are describing. Maybe an image?

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The wall to the left of the stairway - the blue wall.

Currently, the stairs are only the width as shown - do I need the stairs to extend to the left (to the extent of the outer edge of the existing wall) and then create the railing wall?

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No. I assume the blue wall will be your railing?

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