BrendaH

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After setting up my exterior stairs and landings, I tried to change the railings and they will not change correctly. Instead of following the stairs, they are appearing horizontally across the stairs.  Anyone else having this problem?

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Yes – that can be frustrating actually.  The library for railing styles is limited to the millwork category – so the panels from the fence & railings will not work as you might expect they would (they should).

 

I’m not sure what version you have, but in HD Pro, you can draw a manual railing and use the panels (use the railing wall tool and set to follow stairs - see attached)  Sorry for the inconvenience – it is something we have on our list to address.

 

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are you sure you have the "follow stairs" checkbox marked for each rail on the stairs?   usually fixes it for me....

 

M.

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Making progress. The railings are correct now, but the stairs have "fallen" into the grass. I've added retention walls around the stairs, but can't seem to get it right.

 

Using Architectural 2015 on Windows 8.1

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did you alter the terrain height after you built the stairs ? 

 

you should be able to adjust the stairs by changing the bottom height number in the stair DBX to match the terrain height if needed

 

these might help too:

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00498/71/Home-Designer/Stairs/How-to-Create-Stairs-in-Sloping-Terrain.html

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00578/71/Home-Designer/Stairs/Drawing-Stairs-Connected-to-a-Deck-or-Porch.html

click stairs work inside or out

http://www.homedesignersoftware.com/support/article/KB-00848/71/Home-Designer/Stairs/Using-the-Click-Stairs-Tool.html

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