How to make curved stairs with a central cut string

This is an article that is not really about stair software but a visitor on my blog asked about making curved stairs. I have developed several techniques for different types of curved parts, cut strings, closed strings and handrails according to whether they are flattish, molded round etc. Here’s the way I make a curved…

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How to calculate stringers outside the stair well

Zoran from Belgium has asked how to draw the strings outside the stair well. To draw  the strings outside the well  click on “String board param” in the StairWell Param tool box: StairDesigner will show the String board parameters tool box. Just tick the option “Stringboards in Stairwell” or “Stringboards off (outside) Stairwell. and that’s…

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Using stair templates video

This is a quick video that shows how to download and modify a stair model template and edit it to fit your stair dimensions. Your can read the step by step instructions and download a PDF file on my last post here: Stairs blueprints, templates and videos My next video will show how to use…

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Stair blueprints, templates and videos

Using a stair template   The quickest way of designing a stair is to just take an existing stair design and edit it to fit your project. (EDIT: you can see examples of stair models here. They are available for download within StairDesigner’s Quick Design Libraries. Each example contains the StairDesigner file. The rest of…

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Using AutoCad with a stair design calculator

  Stair caculator software and AutoCAD StairDesigner can calculate and build and draw stairs very fast and efficiently but as with all parametric software whether it is stair software or not, it doesn’t cope with all the intricacy and complexity of real world situations. I find that once StairDesigner has drawn up the general stair…

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Spiral Staircase and Landing Design

Here we are going to explore spiral stairs design using the StairDesigner software solution. I wrote this article to answer a question from a subscriber to our mailing list who asks if Stairdesigner software can build freestanding spiral stairs.He sent me the example of the staircase built 130 years ago in the chapel Loretto,Santa Fé…

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Stair software to modify stair plans

As with all architectural projects, very common annoyances in professional stair building are modifications. This post contains 2 short videos showing how to modify a simple straight flight of stairs to make them into a stair of 2 flights and a quarter turn landing. the orginal staircase plans were calculated with the demo version of…

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StairDesigner – The Free Design Stair Calculator

Is free Stair Cad Software any good? Is the demo version of StairDesigner a useful free stair design calculator? What can you really do with the free demo version of StairDesigner? You can download a free demo version of the StairDesigner stair software here. But you are probably asking yourself so what? – What can…

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