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I created my stairs and the appear just fine in the floor above but on the main floor they appear like the screen shot.  How can I clip them so they don't overlay my walls?
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Alan

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I believe the best you may do is set the fill on the stairs to Transparent. This will show what is under them.

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That makes it look really weird.  I'm not sire what will plot.

Alan

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Eric is correct , that is the current solution in HD and Chief Currently.

 

M.

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Part of learning how to draw and communicate with software is to know what it natively does well and where its limitations are. I have been creating remodeling and new construction plans for over a couple of decades with success. You learn to work around what the software does not do well so that your printed results communicate. That is more important than one's preconceptions as  to what it should do or what it is weak at, you just work around it and move on. Chief Architect and Home Designer are quite able (not perfect in every way) but useful and supportive to one's creativity.

 

DJP

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I'm curious about what you are wanting. Would you like to visually truncate the stair when it intersects a wall?

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I usually just set the Transparency to 50% not 100% so it's  not so See through which I think looks better . I did read on CT that there will be a method in X8 (2017) Titles though ,that works like more traditional CAD Drawings.

 

Glenn Woodward did come up with a method in Chief but I'm not sure if it works in Pro or below or is worth the effort required but here it is

 

his plan

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his post

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/2295-fantastic-new-solution-found-re-how-do-you-show-partial-open-railing-stairs-and-how-to-show-the-door-to-the-basement-stairs-underneath/#entry18608

 

 

another post on CT from this week...

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/4586-2d-stair-appearance/

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I don't yet have a ceiling over the first floor rooms -- do you think that may be the issue?
Alan

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not sure I understand 100% but ceilings don't show in Plan view so shouldn't effect anything as far as "seeing" the Stairs and walls.

 

remember that you are really working with 3D Objects , not lines like in other CAD Software ,and the stairs show just like they are in real life if you took the roof off . 

 

M.

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I think what I need to do is to shorten the stairs before sending to the plot screen.  If I do that then it doesn't show on the second floor.  Maybe there is a way to turn that layer off and add a shortened stair to a different layer for plotting??
Alan

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you could probably draw a stair with Cad Lines over the existing stair, and turn on/off the CAD layer and stairs layer as needed .....haven't tried it though , in the past I have either gone with the "pull back" method you mentioned when sending to layout or the 50% transparency route. 

 

M.

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Actually once I had the penetration through to the second floor that it created, I just pulled back on the stairs as needed.

Alan

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