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Ness
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August 13, 2015 - 2:07 pm
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Hi David,

Although I don’t have the details of your stairwell, I’ve check quickly your stairs in an approximate SketchUp mockup and it seems that you have easy enough headroom.

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I attach the SketchUp model and your working DXF files .

You can load the DXF files into a CAD program and print them full size to get templates.

If you need a free CAD program you can use Draftsight that you can download from the members software resources page here:

https://wooddesigner.org/membe…..raftsight/

With Draftsight, you can also add dimensions to the parts.

Good luck with the building, and keep us updated as to how it goes.

All the best,

Ness

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August 13, 2015 - 10:43 am
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Hi Ness 

Sorry that wasn’t very clear. The stair well is already built. I’ve got the sketchup files you sent through into the as built sketchup model fine. The problem is that’ with stairs 2 designed as it is, the clearance over the RHS of step is 1882mm and on the LHS its 1978mm so I need to find 118mm from somewhere. I wondered if you had any tricks for adjusting the parameters of the stair which would either put step 6 further along or lower it down somehow to avoid the clearance issue. Because of the limitations of using the free version of StairDesigner its very difficult for me to check the impact of changes on clearance. 

Anyway I need to get cracking with actually building this so I’ve decided to deal with the clearance issue by adjusting the stairwell once the stair is built and installed.

To this end could please provide me with manufacturing drawings for the attached files. I have check and rechecked my measurements. I would appreciate it if you could do this at your earliest convenience. 

If you could also send me sketchup files of these revised designs that would be appreciated

 

Many thanks for your continued assistance

David     

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August 12, 2015 - 5:00 am
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Hi Dave,

Not sure what you mean by getting the stair to come in under a pinch point.

If you mean how to get it into place in a SketchUp drawing, the stair comes in as a component and you can pick it up on a corner of the last step and clip it to the landing.

All the best,

Ness

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August 7, 2015 - 9:53 am
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Hi Ness,

many thanks for that. It was worth checking….I’m 118mm short on step 6. It’s fine either side and I’ll be able to make some of the difference up by changing the building. However are there any neat tricks you can suggest for getting a stair to come in under a pinch point?

 

Much appreciated

David

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August 6, 2015 - 7:47 pm
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Hi Dave,

 

Here are your stairs in SketchUp.

All the best,

Ness

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August 6, 2015 - 5:20 pm
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Thanks Stefan.

Ness if you are still able to export the .skp files that would be very much appreciate. That way I can check if I need to do a rethink or not before I go any further.

 

Many thanks

David

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August 6, 2015 - 8:58 am
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The StairFile Pro service costs £95. It takes a couple of days to turn round normally, but could be longer if there is extra info we need from you.

That said, Ness is just finishing off training some clients this week, so might be a little longer if you request it straight away.

For more info on the differences between the StairFile Pro and Lite click here: https://wooddesigner.org/stair…..e-service/

Once logged in as a Full member, you can order StairFile Pro from this page: https://wooddesigner.org/membe…..discounts/

All the best…

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August 5, 2015 - 9:10 pm
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Ah thank you! Very helpful

I’ve already got a full model of the house in sketchup so this would be perfect. Please see attached both staircases.

Also you mentioned your stair file pro service in an earlier response. How much is this and how long does it take?

Many thanks 

David

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August 5, 2015 - 7:51 pm
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Hi Dave,

The headroom control is not available in the demo version.

The best way to control headroom in complex situations is to export the stairs into a SketchUp model.

Have a look at this video:

https://wooddesigner.org/membe…..ex-stairs/

If you post your Stair Designer models,

I’ll send you back the SketchUp files.

All the best,

Ness

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August 5, 2015 - 2:54 pm
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Thanks Ness

Right I’ve got both stairs designed now and incorporated the changes you made. One last thing I need to do is check the head room for the 2nd stair as there is a pinch point I’m not totally confident about. When I scroll through the step dimensions it just says Demo. Is there a way I could get the step dimensions to assist me? Or an export into my Sketchup model?

I’ve looked though your tutorial and forum but can’t find anything about head room. I looked at the head room modul on SD but I don’t thin it applie in my situation, I’m dealing with a sloping roof albeit only 7deg.

 

Many thanks

David

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