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riser to center of newel on quarter turn stair.
May 18, 2017
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Hi again,

The 3d is a great sales tool, but you’ll see that the manufacturing output is even better to get the job done fast.

Keep us updated on your projects, love to see what you are up to.

cheers,

Ness

May 18, 2017
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Thanks for that Ness,

I am happy that  I purchased the software, it is proving to be quite useful as a sales tool, quickly showing different options to clients.

Regards

Gary

May 18, 2017
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Hi Gary,

StairDesigner has a few limits for cut strings so in general closed strings are managed better.

Even though StairDesigner 6 will calculate and draw cut strings it is not be able to display 3D cut strings in certain conditions.

StairDesigner 7 is better at this so I’d suggest that you use StairDesigner 7.

StairDesigner 7 is still lacking headroom control, and central cut strings, curved step nosings and metal strings and supports but other than this most of the functionality in 6 is now in 7, so I’d suggest that you use StairDesigner 7 unless you explicitly need those functions.

In StairDesigner 7 you can set the post explicitly to reference the cut string.

To do this just click the post and in it’s properties set the reference axis.

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You’ll have to export the DXF to CAD to work all the detailings and face moulds, laminates etc, but StairDesigner will do an enormous amount of prep work as well as give nice 3D visuals.

All the best,

Ness

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Hi Ness,

Thanks for getting back, after playing with it for a while, I think I see. I have made sample of quarter turn.

If I use a closed outside string, I can get the upper flight first riser in the center of the quarter turn landing.

However if I use a cut string, depending on string overhang setting, I cant (see attached sample)

I set the cut string overhang to zero (I will make an allowance in length of steps for 30mm end nosing.

One peculiar thing, when I select cut string , I see the 3d view of cut string. Then I make landing step changes, then when I view 3d, I don’t see cut string. ( you can still see cut string in plan)

Also attached a sample in version 7

Thanks

Gary

May 16, 2017
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Hi Gary,

Thanks for joining the forum. 

What StairDesigner are you using 6 or 7?

Can you post the StairDesigner file so that I can have a look at it?

All the best,

Ness

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Hello,

New user of your software here, I have a small joinery business, I have recently built a 5 x 10 3 axis cnc and have high hopes for stairdesigner.  I have built a lot of geometric stairs using all techniques ( laminating, square cut tangent, wreaths, scrolls etc )

Current stairs has a built in slide ( I know) .I think I will try the horizontal laminate technique, usually for really tight strings I use vertical staves between veneers, a lot more work, the horizontal technique with cnc should work well.

I have worked my way through the videos, clients these days like to see 3d presentations, I have quite a bit to do in autocad after

stairdesigner, but hey ho.

I cant seem to align riser in centre of newels in a quarter turn stairs for the upper flight, no big problem just wondering.

Gary

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