In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create Stair Winder Style in AutoCAD Architecture.

At the bottom of this tutorial you can find a video screencast showing you how to create stair winder style.

How to create Stair Winder Style

The next step is to modify the stair originally created by the Balanced Winder Style that the turned steps have to be created central around a single point. Now there is only one Stair Winder Style, so first you have to create a new one.

  1. Select the stair and drop down the Edit Style list from the Ribbon contextual Stair tab, and then open the Winder Styles panel.
  2. AutoCAD Architecture Winder Styles
    AutoCAD Architecture Style Manager

  3. First make a copy about the current Balanced Stair Winder Style. Choose it and then press Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V buttons.
  4. AutoCAD Architecture Balanced Stair Winder Styles

  5. Choose the new created style and on the General tab rename it to SinglePoint, and delete the text in the Description field not to keep us away.
  6. Then go to the Settings tab and change the Winder Type to SinglePoint, and turn on the Use Riser Line. Close the panel with OK.
  7. AutoCAD Architecture Use Riser Line

  8. At the still selected stair go to the Properties palette and change the Winder Style parameter to SinglePoint type.
  9. AutoCAD Architecture Winder Style SinglePoint

    NOTE: Sometimes the Solution Tip icon display on the stair. The problem is that the turn point is exactly in the corner of the stair.

    AutoCAD Architecture Note

    If you put the cursor on a Solution Tip icon, the program will list the possible problems and also possible solutions.

    AutoCAD Architecture Problem

  10. Instead of all the raisers only the steps in the winder will be turned.
    The turn center is placed on the stair edge, so the internal size of the turned steps is 0.
    Click into the circle dark-grey Edit Turns grip, like in the figure.
  11. AutoCAD Architecture Edit Turns

  12. Because of clicking in, the winder becomes “Edit in Place”, so other grips of the selected stair will be disappeared and a rectangular blue grip appears called Turn Center.
  13. NOTE: For the next operation it is useful to turn off the OSNAP mode by using F3, and to turn on the POLAR mode by using F10.

    Click in it and then type the following value: @250<135 [@10<135]. It means that the Turn Center was turned by 250 mm [10”] 135 degrees from its original place. Put an end to the stair selection by pressing ESC.

    AutoCAD Architecture Polar Mode

  14. Because of the base settings, the stair is created that the last raiser does not belong to the stair but to the coming slab. (See figure part a.) But now you want the last raiser to be the part of the stair. (See figure part b.)
  15. AutoCAD Architecture Part a and b

  16. So select the stair and on the Design tab of the Properties palette, set the value of the Terminate with to Tread.
  17. AutoCAD Architecture Terminate  With

  18. In terms of the plan one step has been added to the stair because of the step created on the coming level.
  19. AutoCAD Architecture Stair

I hope you enjoyed this part of the AutoCAD Architecture video tutorials series. In the next article I’ll show you How to Attach Railing to the Stair. 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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