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    Solid railing on a curved stair

    Hi all,

    I've got a problem with a solid railing i'm trying to apply to my curved stair. I have crated a simple rectangular profile and set it as the "Rail structure Non-continuous".


    It works fine-ish when I turn the connectors off


    But when i switch the tangent joins to "Extend rails to meet" it goes a bit crazy and curves into the stair.


    And this is what happens when i edit the railing path and change the slope from "by host" to "sloped".


    I run out of ideas by now of what might be causing this issue.. I have attached the railing profile and the plan of the staircase.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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    In cases like this I tend to use a wall with an edited profile
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    Is there no way to make it work as an actual railing?

    I don't want to put walls where they don't belong as it will show up in a schedule (and if there are more instances of "wall railings" then creating filters for every single one will be a pain - about 15 people are working on this project).

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geert View Post
    In cases like this I tend to use a wall with an edited profile
    yes, totally agree, and maybe an in place railing family will be more easy to model!, regards

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    But ...... Can you edit the profile on a curved wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duende123 View Post
    But ...... Can you edit the profile on a curved wall?
    Is not possible to edit a curved wall profile, but you can cut it with an in place wall void
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    you can use the railing tool, you just have to tell the segments to slope and give a custom height instead of letting it decide what to do.Solid railing on a curved stair-sloped-rail.png

    However this will only work if you want a parallel piece of glass, if you want the bottom flat and the top sloped you will need to use a swept blend at the landing or a wall with its top attached to a sloped ref. plane that connects the two or as the previous poster said a void.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdbrownaia View Post
    you can use the railing tool, you just have to tell the segments to slope and give a custom height instead of letting it decide what to do.

    However this will only work if you want a parallel piece of glass, if you want the bottom flat and the top sloped you will need to use a swept blend at the landing or a wall with its top attached to a sloped ref. plane that connects the two or as the previous poster said a void.
    Another workaround for this is to model several segments for the railing instead an unique model , various railings have the advantage to let more control, and as mentioned before it can be a combination of in place families and other techniques, regards

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    thank you all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gosiam View Post
    thank you all!
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