The New Stair and Railing Tool

List of all articles related to the new Stair and Railing Tool in ARCHICAD 21.

Stair Tool

Winder Types in ARCHICAD

There are four different methods available to construct a Winder with Equal Goings (that is, all goings in the Stair are equal, both on the straight and the winding steps):…

Stair Tool

The all-new Stair Tool lets you create, design and efficiently document any typical or unique Stair, at any design scale. The Stair Tool …

Migrating Stairs

The StairMaker Add-on is no longer supported in ARCHICAD 21.
StairMaker Stairs from older-version projects are converted into GDL Stair-type …


Related Topics
About the Stair Tool
Stair Input
Graphical Editing of Stair Scheme
Stair Turning Type
Stair Segment Type
Stair Tool …

About the Stair Tool

Use the Stair Tool to design and document any typical or unique Stair, up to 1:50 design scale.
Input is available on the Floor Plan and in the …

Stair Input

Basic Stair Input
To get a feel for the new Stair Tool, start placing Stairs in the plan using the default settings, or one of the Stair …

Stair Turning Type

As a rule, set the Stair’s Turning Type (Landing or a Winder) in Stair Settings, and define its options. The selected Turning Type is placed …

Stair Segment Type

A Stair segment can be defined as Flight, Landing, or one of two Winder types.
When you start inputting a Stair, the default segment is always …

Stair Tool Edit Mode

Use the Edit mode of the Stair tool to access and edit any one or more Stair components: Treads, Risers, and Structures.
Note: You can edit the …

Beam Flight Structure

These settings are available if you chose a Beam Structure type for the Flight.
See Choose Structure Type.
Beam Structures are GDL elements: …

Split Stair Structure

Use this function to obtain multiple Structure types for a single Stair flight.
This command is available in Edit mode, in the 3D window only:

Stair Tool Basics – Spiral Stair

There are two ways to create a spiral stair using the new Stair Tool: using the Magic Wand using the ‘Arc by Centerpoint’ command from the Pet Palette during the…

Stair Tool Basics – Custom Tread

It is possible to save elements as Library Object which can be used as custom Treads. Any ARCHICAD element can be turned into a custom Tread Library Object. This article…

Railing Tool

Railing Tool

The Railing Tool lets you create any typical or unique Railing, which is a 3D building element. A Railing can be associative to the …


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About the Railing Tool
Place Railing: Basic Polyline Input
Place Associative Railing
Railing Reference Line
Working with …

About the Railing Tool

The Railing Tool lets you create any typical or unique Railing, which is a 3D building element. A Railing can be associative to the following 3D …

Place Associative Railing

By default, a new Railing is set to be associative to another model element. ARCHICAD Railings can be associative to one or more Stairs, Slabs, …

Railing Reference Line

View Railing Reference Line
To see the Reference Line on the Floor Plan: Turn on View > On-Screen View Options > Railing Reference …

Railing Settings: Overview

Click the Railing Tool icon to open its main Settings page, whose left side displays a detailed tree.
Each control of this main page …

Post Component Settings

This panel is available in the Settings dialogs of all Post-type Railing components: Posts, Inner Posts and Balusters.
Available controls depend …

Post Settings (Railing Tool)

From the popup, choose a GDL component to be placed as a Post at each Node of the Railing, or choose Invisible from the pop-up (if you do …