StairDesigner: Interface

How to navigate around StairDesigner. We take a look at the key components of the user interface such as the menus, display options, view modes and language and unit settings.

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StairDesigner Interface: Menus

In this video we look at the StairDesigner interface, in particular the menu bar, quick access tool bar, properties menu and the mouse menu. There are normally a number of ways to perform actions in StairDesigner. We run through your options and familiarise ourselves with the layout of the software.

We also take a look at the Mode window which allows you to display only a specific component. This is particularly useful if that component is hidden in the 2D plan view, for example the stringboard under the handrail. Finally we'll show you how to select specific parts of the stair directly from within the 3D view.

StairDesigner Interface: Display

In this video we'll take a look at some common display options it's good to know about. These include: how to change the language in StairDesigner; how to change the units, including using metric or imperial; how to change the background colour of the 3D view, and other 3D view options.

StairDesigner Interface: View Modes

We focus here on the view menu, and quick access view mode icons. These allow you to view and edit individual components of the stair such as the steps, stringboards, newel posts and handrails. We also take a look at how to turn on and off display of handrails, risers, step numbering and step dimensions, and use of the grid in the 2D view to modify your parts very accurately. Finally, how to revert to the default interface if required, helpful if you've closed a menu you need.