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ARCHICAD 21: Stair and Railing Tools

June 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT


June 19, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT


Presenter or Coach:
Thomas M. Simmons, BIM Consultant, ARCHVISTA
Event Type:

PREMIUM MEMBERS – ARCHICAD 21 introduces the highly-anticipated Stair and Railing Tools, featuring GRAPHISOFT®’s patent-pending Predictive Design technology. In this session we will review how to use the Stair Tool to create custom treads and risers, add landings, create custom shaped stairs and set materials. We will also review the new Railing Tool which can be used to create complex, associative railings for Stairs, Slabs, Walls, Roofs or Meshes. We will discuss how to use the Railing Pattern Editor as well as how to setup pre-defined rules and standards.

You’ll discover:

  • How to use the new Stair Tool to setup rules and standards for treads and risers.
  • Steps to create and edit stairs in both the floor plan and 3D window.
  • Methods to configure stairs to show different graphics for floor plan and reflected ceiling plan..
  • Opportunities to use the new Railing Tool and the process for setting up segments and nodes.

Coach Details

Thomas Simmons, BIM Consultant, ARCHVISTA, Inc. Simmons is the Director of BIM at ARCHVISTA, Inc., a consulting company focused on the ARCHICAD implementation and project integration. He has extensive experience in BIM technology for building design, project management and construction. Through his work with architects, engineers and contractors he has a broad understanding of BIM with specific emphasis on it’s use to inform design decisions, increase efficiency in documents, produce more accurate cost estimates and facilitate construction coordination through a Virtual Design and Construction process.