Morribow

Issue with basement stairs directly below main stairs

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Hey all,


I am a newbie to Home Designer Pro and enjoying this program immensely. I have come across a challenge that has me stumped. I have a home design where the basement stairs are directly below the main level stairs. As you can see from stairs-pic01, stairs-pic02 and stairs-pic03, structurally everything is correct - outside of the missing stairwell to the basement (and no comments on the custom railings above. work in progress). This where things get challenging. If I add the auto stairwell to the basement level - 1. it shows the gap between the floors (see stairs-pic04) and 2. additionally creates an opening plus railings at the foot of the main level stairs (see stairs-pic05).

 

In addition, I have even tried creating an open area under the stairs, but this has either made walls disappear, caused unexpected results with the basement stairs or created a similar issue to stairs-pic04 on all sides.

 

My suspicion is the placement of one set stairs of over the other is the root cause, but I have measured everything to spec and this is how the house is built. Is there any solution to this problem or will I be stuck with not having the open stairwell to the basement? Again, I am new to the program so this could understandably be a simple error on my part.

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I see you said Pro, but ...

 

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

 

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.

 

And, turn on signature display too.

 

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Resources for self help:

 

The built in Help System (always a good place to start)

 

 

 

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A tip -- Get the structure complete prior to adding decorations.

 

Post your plan file for the best suggestions. Stairs over stairs are don all the time.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I have added signature with details.

 

I actually the had the structure complete with exception of the figuring out the above challenge with the stairwell. I considered uploading my plan, but like some other posts I have read, the size of my plan far exceeds the upload limit.

 

I searched the knowledge Base for articles to resolve the dilemma, but couldn't find anything. If you know of any specific posts that tackled this issue, that would be helpful.

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4 minutes ago, Morribow said:

I considered uploading my plan, but like some other posts I have read, the size of my plan far exceeds the upload limit.

 

Make a copy and delete all the extras. All we need is the structure.

 

Zip it if needed.

 

5 minutes ago, Morribow said:

I have added signature with details.

 

Thanks for that.

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You are "Da Man". That was an excellent video on exactly what I needed to do. Thank you.

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