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Gap at the top of staircase

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Hi all,

I have Home Designer Pro 2019. On floor one of my plan, I have two 9' railings 40" apart, connected to a wall at one end and I created a room divider across the other side, at the top of what will be the top landing of the staircase. After placing the room divider, I selected my new "room" and chose a room type of Open Below.

 

On the basement level, I created a staircase with length 114 1/2", Width 40", Tread Depth 8 3/16" with 14 treads. In the Interior Staircase Specification dialog, on the Style panel, I checked Nose at Top Landing and Riser Surface at Top Landing.

 

Now, when I create a camera view in the basement, looking up the stairs, I can see hardwood all the way up the stairs, but the top riser doesn't quite make it to the very top. There is a tiny gap between riser and nosing where I can see OSB from behind.

 

I've searched and searched, but I come up with an explanation for the gap, nor can I find a way to get rid of it.

 

Any thoughts?

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19 minutes ago, SimplyNoted said:

Any thoughts?

 

Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.

 

I see you said Pro 2019, but ...

 

You can help everyone by adding this info to your signature (see mine for an example) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.

 

Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.

 

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Posting images, and your plan file (close pro first) will help others see what you see, and help them make good suggestions, instead of guessing.

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Stairs - Top : view of stairs/railings from first floor, looking down.

OSB showing : You can see a strip of OSB just below the nosing.

Looking down : looks like the nosing is extending too far. The second last tread ls showing less tread than all the others.

Floor Plan View - first floor

 

On the basement level, I created a staircase with length 114 1/2", Width 40", Tread Depth 8 3/16" with 14 treads. In the Interior Staircase Specification dialog, on the Style panel, I checked Nose at Top Landing and Riser Surface at Top Landing.

 

Does anyone know how I can get rid of the OSB that is showing through?

Stairs - Top.pdf

OSB Showing.pdf

Looking down.pdf

Floor Plan View.pdf

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I'm not trying to be a pain -- honest.

 

Going forward, please post images directly, no need to make a PDF of an image. Images appear along with the text and don't need to be downloaded to view.

 

When I suggested posting your plan file, I was referring to the actual .plan file, and not a picture of the plan.

 

Now, looking at your images, I see the problem, but need to review the plan to offer any suggestions.

 

Why are your walls wood? On your stair, did you click the Make Best Fit button?

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Here is a copy of the plan. My walls have no drywall on purpose. I'm doing some back and forth with an architect. This walls in his blueprints don't have drywall, which I believe is the norm. I just find it easier to send/receive copies of the plan that are apples to apples (i.e. no drywall). Once the plan is finalized, I'll make a copy, add drywall to my walls and continue on to décor and other things.

 

No, I didn't try the Make Best Fit button. The last time I tried that, the program suggested that my ideal staircase would have 17 treads. Obviously there is something I'm not getting about this feature.

 

Thank you!

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I'll encourage you to draw the model as it will be built. Your interior walls are 5.5", for example, which is an odd size. They are typically 4.5", for a 2x4 wall.

 

You will see from this image the program is adding drywall to the bottom of the railing walls, and that drywall is flush with the wall below.

 

Anyway, on the stairs, do the Make Best Fit, note the Top Height of 1/2", then change the number of treads and tread depth, then the top Height and the Riser Height should be correct and no gap. delete the railings around the stairwell and generate a new stairwell.

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The software does not do, by default "perfect", when it occurs, it is due to the end user making it so by careful adjustment or in extreme cases, a workaround. I have seen such shortfalls since day one back in 1995 when I started using this software. Your problems, I believe are merely requiring some minor adjustments. I am not making nothing of your complaints but I am saying that such things are mainly handled by manual adjustments by you.

 

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Here is why you should define your walls correctly.

 

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