CURVED STAIRS, HOW TO DRAW

Discussion in 'Building Construction' started by Don Kaminska, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Don Kaminska

    Don Kaminska Guest

    A buddy at work has a friend who needs someone to draw stairs for him
    on CAD. I can do straight stairs, but these are curved. Drawing the
    plan view is easy, showing it in elevation is a little more difficult.
    Anyone have some suggestions or a sample drawing they could e-mail me?

    Thanks.

    PS Make sure you check your Smoke Detector regularly.
    http://eastcoastcad.netfirms.com.

    You too Lyle!
     
    Don Kaminska, Jun 1, 2004
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    Phil Scott Guest

    "Don Kaminska" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > A buddy at work has a friend who needs someone to draw

    stairs for him
    > on CAD. I can do straight stairs, but these are curved.

    Drawing the
    > plan view is easy, showing it in elevation is a little more

    difficult.
    > Anyone have some suggestions or a sample drawing they could

    e-mail me?
    >
    > Thanks.


    Thats tricky. Best would be to learn to draw in 3D mode...
    then draw one step in 3D and then do an array along the curve
    path,

    That way you would have an exactly detailed step that would
    stay uniform for the builder all the way down...

    The other way is to just show it in plan view... block in the
    elevation loosely with a note: "See specs, Build Stairway to
    meet UBC along curved path to elevations shown."

    You could also choose to draw it plan view... then from that
    an end elevation, and a side elevation, all on 45 degree
    projections (see an old drafting book on how thats done) then
    from those draw projection lines to get a 3D view.... very
    very labor intensive.

    Or you could devise a way to build the thing out of steel and
    have it built off off site and shipped to the job in one or
    two pieces. Building it ouf of steel would a lot easier than
    wood where lots of odd cuts are required. (the steps and
    risers could then be overlaid in wood, same with the hand
    rail.

    You could search google for a curved stair way mfgr
    also...they might send you a CD with a drawing you can patch
    into autocad.

    Phil Scott


    >
    > PS Make sure you check your Smoke Detector regularly.
    > http://eastcoastcad.netfirms.com.
    >
    > You too Lyle!
     
    Phil Scott, Jun 4, 2004
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