StairDesigner stair design software

Professional 3D staircase design software. Design and build all stairs, no matter how complex!

Automatically calculates, draws plans, elevations and 3D models, and outputs the cut list and CNC files, so you can get on with building your projects.

Wooden staircase design plus stair construction plans for stone, concrete, glass and metal stairs. U-shaped, L-shaped, curved, spiral, indoor and outdoor stair construction, or anything in between!

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Simple intuitive design

Parts and materials based workflow that's easy to learn.

Our stair program enables you to quickly input stair dimensions and then automatically calculate the stairs to standard building regulations.

Ability to create any shaped stairs. Quick set up of all common shapes, multi-flights and helicoidal stairs. Plans for U-shaped, L-shaped, curved and spiral staircases easily generated.

Automation

Instant calculation of all stair parts: strings, steps, risers, newel posts, spindles and hand rails.

Apply assembly preferences to new projects in seconds using StairDesigner's manufacturing methods and libraries.

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.

Manage the complexities of real life

Fit into unusual stairwells and create cut outs around columns, pipes etc. StairDesigner fits the plans to the available space and shape of your project.

staircase design software

Versatile design with great presentations

Build real 3D models with wood textures, add any other material, plus lighting and transparency options.

Spiral and helicoidal stairs, straight flights, turning stairs with winders, curved stairs, landings, cut strings, box strings, central cut string stairs and more.

Variable width and variable shaped steps, handrails and strings. Create plans for construction of internal or external design projects.

Library management of materials and assembly details. Design wooden stairs or cater for other materials like metal, stone, concrete, marble and toughened glass.

Special functions are included for drawing stair parts (wood or marble) covering concrete stairs.

Error free design to manufacturing

A staircase design software created for small and medium workshops specialising in custom projects.

Our stair design software in action

stair models in stairdesigner

Calculate and draw a quarter turn stair with winders

Step 1: design time approx. 30 mins

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.

3d stair design models

Building a 3D model and print out different 3D views

Step 2: instant

Our staircase program automatically builds the 3D model. You can view this model in full detail to verify the design and export different views for commercial documentation.

stairdesigner's 2d plans of each part

Workshop drawings and folder

Step 3: approx. 5 to 10 mins

Once the plans are drawn up StairDesigner automatically creates a workshop folder with a plan drawing and separate drawing for each stair part.

full size stair templates

Workshop templates and CNC files

Step 4: approximately 5 to 10 mins

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).

stairdesigner's cut list of parts

Cutting lists

Step 5: done in 1 min

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.

the finished staircase design

The finished stair

Step 6

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.

More great design and manufacturing features

curved shaped steps using stair designer software
Step shaping with DXF import
Step 1

Apply any shape to your step, like alternating steps, bullnose or half bullnose. Edit on the fly or import DXF shapes into your library.

Full winder management
Step 1

Limit your winders to just around the turn, automatic application plus ability to manually precision adjust individual winders.

Individual parts management
Step 4

Each individual part is separate and can be edited in isolation e.g. move/rotate any step individually. All assembly details are parametric, thickness, overlaps, recesses...

wedges management in our stair designer software
Wedging for step and riser housings
Step 4

Option to extend the step and/or riser housing to the stringboard edge at a custom angle. Results in strong joint, and helps on site assembly.

dancing steps in our stair software
Dancing step function
Step 4

Automatically apply tapered steps around the turn, adjust using winding coefficient parameter.

Stringer advanced editing
Step 4

Fine tune the shape of your stringboards with our staircase planner's built in curves editor to accurately reflect your design goals.

Triangulation for irregular stairwells
Step 1

Pop up tool to quickly and accurately calculate complex stairwell angles using your on site dimensions.

s shaped, l shaped, u shaped stairs in stairdesigner
S shaped, L shaped, U shaped stairs
Step 1

Draw any shaped stair with up to 7 flights each at any angle/turn, each with its own length, width and unique specifications.

Easy to learn and even easier to use

Cut out design and mark up errors and avoid unnecessary work throughout the construction process.

Just a few of the businesses successfully using StairDesigner today...

 
 
curved stair created in stairdesigner software
Paul Brumfield

Kings Cliffe Joinery

"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."

straight stair made in stairdesigner
François Banton

Staircase manufacturer

"The use of the StairDesigner software has allowed us to work faster and much more accurately throughout the design and manufacturing of our stairs."

curved stair design using stair designer
Artūrs Petrovskis

Professional stair maker

"Hi, I'm enjoying StairDesigner, great tool, not only for manufacturing but also for sales. Customers like it very much when they can get 3D pictures of their stairs instantly right there on site after I've measured the stairwell, and they can see different options and styles."

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StairDesigner comes in 3 versions

2 fully featured professional versions,

plus our free version to test before buying or use with our StairFile cut list and plans processing service

Price includes

6 months' Premium Support
Step 1

Then a lifetime 50% discount: Pro PP and Pro versions

1 hour Set Up service
Step 1

Online support and training session: Pro PP and Pro versions

Quick Design libraries
Step 1

Access to all hardware, manufacturing methods and models

On demand library service

Step 4

Request hardware and other library elements, custom videos and models

Need advice?

Access a large range to resources, support and training options to fit your needs.

More on personal support and training

As well as 100s of video tutorials, we offer tailored 1-2-1 training and support services.

Technical help when you need it

We also have a support forum exclusively available to our customers.