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    Hi everyone,
    This is something I have been racking my brains over for quite a while. I have tried some methods to get this kind of a skirting but they have been workarounds like putting a wall along the staircase and then editing the profile along the risers and treads.
    Would anyone know how to go about this one?
    Thanks a ton
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      Thank you for the response. I did learn something new from this response but was unable to fit the method you suggested to my requirement. I finally went with a simple wall along each edge of the staircase and then did an edit profile to make the skirting. I find this method a little inelegant, so if you have any feedback for improvement, it will be much appreciated. Here are the screen shots of what I did.

      Flight 1.jpg Skirting Highlighted with wall extents visible.jpg Skirting Wall Edit Profile.jpg Staircase Skirting.jpg

      Thanks again


        Oh forgot to mention that for the landing, I simply put a wall with base and top constraints = the bottom and top of skirting.


          <sat night drinking> And I'm not near Revit so this is pure speculation. Maybe...

          1. Draw a skirting wall along the edge of lowest stair tread
          Align and lock wall ends to start and finish of tread (this may kill the following array)
          Array wall up to 2nd tread using array option '2nd' and input number of treads
          Align / lock base of lowest skirting wall to top of lowest tread
          Align / lock base of top skirting wall to top of top tread
          Draw lower and upper landing skirting walls separately as needed and align / lock ends

          Each wall on each tread will automatically join ends, hiding the joined edges (same material)
          Creating a simple rectangular family will produce similar results, generic category will allow joining of each instance to hide joined edges, but could also require manual parameter input depending on how family is built.

          2. Or make a line based array family that can be drawn in elevation, most likely require a couple of manual input parameters but wouldn't be difficult. This may not join arrayed instances to hide common edges.

          1&2. If your levels change the skirtings should all update with the new stair height/length because of first and last aligned / locked array elements. Update number in array to match number of treads.

          3. Create a stair with skirting thickness (10-20mm?) and locate on top of existing stair.

          </more wine please waiter> :wine::wine::wine:
          There are no stupid questions, only stupid people


            Originally posted by viratmanchanda View Post
            ...but was unable to fit the method you suggested to my requirement.
            Oops, …sorry, I thought you were talking about the curved wall under the stair.
            Anyway, you could also try using another stair element for your skirt. Apply thickness to the riser and tread, set stringer to none and width to ¾” or whatever you need.

            Edit: or even better, use sweep, it will adjust automatically with stair edit. There is some work with picking 3D edges and trimming, but it’s not so bad.
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            Last edited by PijPiwo; March 8, 2014, 05:20 PM.


              Thanks Elton,
              The wine speculation was effective :-) I hadn't thought of either the stacked stair or an array as possibilities. So you have added 2 new dimension to my thinking. I however foresee one limitation of the stair on top of the stair. I the first and the last steps will not be completely to the bottom of the floor as the steps will hang mid-air. Any solutions for that?
              FYI; I tried a the following:

              (1) Component
              (2) Model In Place
              (3) Sweep

              That also worked well.
              Thanks again


                Thanks for the Sweep suggestion. I had tried it earlier but had not modelled it so got an error and thought that it would not work. On your suggestion, I tried again and it worked. So thank you :-)


                  Originally posted by elton williams View Post
                  3. Create a stair with skirting thickness (10-20mm?) and locate on top of existing stair.
                  Elton,, never got to your #3 :hide:. I guess it was just too much for me for Saturday morning :laugh:


                    You might be able to hack a railing for this. You would need custom everything and it might not be worth the effort but on the other hand... it might be awesome
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