In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to attach railing to the stair in AutoCAD Architecture.

At the bottom of this tutorial you can find a video screencast showing you how to attach railing to your stair.

How to Attach Railing to the Stair

How can you attach railing to the stair created in the previous video? You want to attach the railing to the left edge of the stair.

  1. Open the Content Browser (Ctrl+4), within it open the Design Tool Catalog – Metric [Imperial], and choose from the left list the Stairs and Railings group, and the Railings category.
    Turn to 2nd page and search for the Guardrail – Rect. Balusters + Cap 02 named railing styles.
  2. AutoCAD Architecture - Guardrail

  3. With earlier known method by using the pipette, drag the rail into AutoCAD drawing area.
  4. AutoCAD Architecture - Use The Pipette

  5. Before the real insertion go to the Properties palette and set the Attached to parameter value to Stair option.
    After changing the Automatic placement parameter will be activated, so leave/set it to Yes, and leave/set the Side offset value to 50 [2”].
  6. AutoCAD Architecture - Automatic Placement

  7. After it for program prompt select the left edge of the stair and with ENTER finish the insertion of other railings.
    NOTE: This, and the Automatic placement – Yes option are enough to create the railing by this edge.
  8. AutoCAD Architecture - Automatic Placement - yes

  9. To see the result, change to 3D view. Click on the Viewport Controls Top view and choose the SE Isometric from the drop-down list. Clicking on next to it, you can choose the Hidden visual style from the list on the 2D Wireframe label.
  10. AutoCAD Architecture - SE Isometric - Hidden
    AutoCAD Architecture - Stair

  11. For better overview select the stair and the railing on the screen, and then clicking on the AutoCAD Architecture - Lamp Icon lamp icon in the right lower corner of the drawing area, use the Isolate Objects command from its menu.
  12. The command effects that all other objects disappeared, only the stair and the railing will be visible, so you have better condition to see them.
  13. AutoCAD Architecture - Command Effects

  14. From the same icon, but without pre-selection, prompt again to display the menu. Now you can see the End Object Isolation command there. Click on it to get back the whole display of the building model.
  15. AutoCAD Architecture - End Object Isolation

  16. By clicking on the Viewport-Controls Hidden label, choose 2D Wireframe from the drop-down list. Click on the SE Isometric and choose Top from the list to get back the plan view.
    NOTE: The order of these two commands is important because you can spare a lot of time with it. So, do not want to display first the plan in hidden visual style, because you cannot see the same like in 2D Wireframe, and it can make your PC very slow.

I hope you enjoyed this part of the AutoCAD Architecture video tutorials series. In the next article I’ll show you How To Creating Chimney Body from Wall Object. If you liked this tutorial make sure you subscribe for more in the upper right corner (where you can also download the first chapters of my AutoCAD Architecture eBook free) and also subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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