Just a few of the businesses successfully using StairDesigner today...
"StairDesigner has speeded things up no end and is very easy to manipulate...We can very quickly check the stair will fit the stairwell and check the headroom, and print out 1:1 templates to frame clamp in place. It’s like having another pair of hands in the workshop."
"Some time ago I bought StairDesigner and contacted you for advice on building a curved stair using your horizontal laminated technique. I wanted to show you with a few photos the stairs I’ve built using your technique. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and more specially your passion."
"Just a little photo to show you my first stair with a central cut string that I have made thanks to your software. You have been really helpful and inspiring. Thanks again for sharing so generously."
Get from site dimensions to workshop plans and CNC machining in minutes!
See what makes our stair design software
the popular choice…
Build spiral stairs, straight flights, turning stairs with winders, curved stairs, central cut string stairs and more. Perfect for wood, metal or stone stair building. Special functions are included for drawing stair parts (wood or marble) covering concrete stairs.
Our stair program enables you to quickly input stair dimensions and then automatically calculates the stairs to standard building regulations.
Easy and Safe
StairDesigner uses special algorithms to calculate and optimise stringers and step shapes and positions. This makes turning stairs with winders easy and safe to do. Build stairs with cut strings, boxed strings, straight, curved and wreathed.
Automatically calculates all stair parts: strings, steps, risers, newel posts, spindles and hand rails. Print plans, parts and cutting lists in a workshop folder. Print full size part templates as workshop mark ups for cutting and machining. Export post processor files for CAD/CAM programs and CNC routers.
Builds real 3D models with wood textures and lighting and transparency.
Time and Money Saver
Easy to learn and even easier to use. Cuts out design and mark up errors and avoids unnecessary work throughout the construction process.
Intuitive Workflow That Mirrors Real Life
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Stairwells & Flights
Calculates spiral and helicoidal stairs. Up to 7 flights per stair. Each flight can have its own length and width. Variable angles for first and last steps. Variable angles between each flight.
Auto Calculations & Verifications
Calculates step height, going and tread line. Verifies the 3 parameters H, G, and tread line, with min and max values. Quick wizard function optimises the number of steps and flight lengths. Automatic and optimised dividing of balusters for closed and cut strings.
Automatic step balancing function gives optimized steps and stringers. Fully parametric balancing function works on groups, fix steps, works on any shape staircases.
S Shaped Stairs
Draw any shaped stair with up to 7 flights at any angle, any turn, each with its own specifications. Draw S shaped stairs, L shaped stairs, U shaped stairs, any shaped stairs.
Steps & Risers
Move and rotate any step individually. All assembly details are parametric, thickness, overlaps, recesses, etc.
Strings, Newel Posts & Handrails
Fully parametric straight, curved, wreathed, closed or cut strings. Parametric newel posts, handrails and balusters.
StairDesigner in Action
1. Calculate and draw a quarter turn stair with winders
On site dimensions are input into StairDesigner. The program calculates the stairs, optimizes the number of steps, the step height and going and draws the plan.
Design time: around 30 mins
2. Building a 3D model and printing out different 3D views
StairDesigner automatically builds the 3D model. You can view the model in all its details to verify the design and export different views for commercial documentation.
Time to build the 3D model: 0 mins
3. Workshop drawings and folder
Once the plans are drawn up StairDesigner automatically creates a workshop folder with a plan drawing and separate drawing for each stair part.
Time to print workshop folder: 5 to 10 mins
4. Workshop templates
Our stair designer software also outputs the full size workshop templates, DXF files for CAD/CAM and CNC machining (and brand specific post processor files for Homag, SCM, Morbidelli, Biesse, Felder, Vitap, Brema, Holz-her etc).
5. Cutting lists
StairDesigner automatically prints out the cutting lists with dimensions of each part, total weight and price of the raw materials, and total volume of wood used.
Time to print cutting lists: 1 min
6. The finished stair
An incredibly efficient way to design and build.
As well as wooden staircase construction plans, perfect for concrete and metal stairs, and all types of stairwells: U-shaped; L-shaped; curved; spiral; or anything in between.
StairDesigner comes in 2 configurations
Both are fully featured professional solutions
The first option includes our powerful post processor suite for use with virtually any CNC, the second option is available for those working without a CNC
StairDesigner Pro PP
DXF output adapted for full integration with any CNC, additional post processors for MPR (woodWOP, HOMAG machines), CID and CIX (BiesseWorks and bSolid for Biesse machines), XXL (Xilog for SCM, Morbidelli), HOP (NC-HOPS for Holz-her and others) and TCN and CNC (TpaCAD for Felder, Vitap, Brema) click here for details
StairDesigner Pro DXF
All design and manufacturing output including cut lists, plans and full size templates, plus DXF output of all part shapes and assembly details for editing in your CAD package
1 hour Set Up service - value £200
6 months Premium Support then a lifetime 50% discount - value £300
Quick Design Libraries - all manufacturing methods
On demand service for hardware and other library elements, custom videos and models
Cut lists and plans for furniture projects designed with the free version of Polyboard (up to 1 project/month)
To see first hand how our staircase design software will benefit your business, please contact us for an on-line demonstration.
You can also download our software by clicking on the link below.