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Create a stair

This article shows you how to create or edit stairs in the Editor.

Stairs are steps leading from one floor to another, typically inside the building. The stair element is one of the parametric components in the Archilogic Editor.

To add or configure a wall in the Editor, you must be in the structural editing mode. Learn how to activate structural editing mode.


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To add a stair in the Editor, navigate to the 2D canvas view, and open the drawing panel by clicking the pencil icon in the panel bar on the left.

With structural editing unlocked, select the stair tool.  You can also type the keyboard shortcut ST on Mac or Windows to activate it.

Start drawing a stair by clicking the starting point on the canvas and then click the endpoint. Now you have created a stair. 


To further customize the stair, simply select it again by clicking the railing in the 2D or 3D canvas view. you can now configure the below properties of the stair from the Inspector panel:

1. Position

The X position controls the side-to-side movement across the canvas.

The Z position controls the front-to-back movement across the canvas.

The Base level controls the elevation of where the bottom of the stair sits.

The Rotation controls the angle of the stair.

2. Dimensions

The Height controls how high the stair runs.

The Length controls how long the stair runs.

The Width controls how wide the stair runs.

3. Configurations

You can customize the stairs in many ways.

  • Stair type dropdown menu lets you to choose between 8 different types:
    • Straight
    • Straight with landing
    • L-Shaped
    • Half landing
    • 2 quarter landing
    • Winder
    • Double winder
    • Spiral
  • Step width lets you set the width of the steps.
  • Tread height lets you set the height of the treads.
  • Railing type dropdown menu lets you choose between 2 different railing types:
    • Vertical bars
    • Filling
  • Railing position dropdown menu lets you to choose between 4 different options to determine the position of the railing:
    • No railings
    • Left side
    • Right side
    • Both sides
  • Circulation dropdown menu lets you choose which side should the stairs goes up from.

4. Materials

The Materials menu lets you select preset materials for both the steps and also for the tread of the stairs.


Changes are autosaved in the Editor but don't forget to publish your model when you are ready to make the changes public.