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How to Create Code Compliant Stairs in Revit

Do you find it frustrating when trying to accurately model 3D Stairs in Revit? Do you know how to configure the settings to make sure that your stairs are code compliant?

Learn how to design a staircase to conform to a building code using Revit!

Quick Guide

  1. Obtain the required regulations for staircases in your local area.
  2. Select the Stair function. Choose which Type you wish to use.
  3. Select the Default staircase type. Edit the Type using the Properties panel.
  4. Duplicate the Type. Rename it.
  5. Enter Maximum Riser Height and Minimum Tread Depth as per the compliance rules.
  6. Click Edit Calculation Rules.
  7. Tick Use Stair Calculator. Update Rise, Depth and Target Slope
  8. Update Minimum / Maximum Slope Results as per compliance rules.
  9. Choose Desired Number of Steps. Review the Actual Riser Height to make sure it complies.
  10. Open up the Base Floor Plan. Start the Stair Run and place half the steps or the maximum allowed in a run.
  11. Create a landing by starting the next run. Finish placing the remaining steps.
  12. Select the green tick to finish the stair. Revit will automatically create railings.

Step 1 Required Regulations - NCC Code

Obtain the required regulations for staircases in your local area.

Step 2 Stair Function and Type

Select the Stair function. Choose which Type you wish to use.

Step 3 Choose the Default Staircase Type and Edit it

Select the Default staircase type. Edit the Type using the Properties panel.

Step 4 Duplicate and Rename the Stair

Duplicate the Type. Rename it.

Step 5 Maximum Riser Height and Minimum Tread Depth

Enter Maximum Riser Height and Minimum Tread Depth as per the compliance rules.

Step 6 Edit Calculation Rules

Click Edit Calculation Rules.

Step 7 Stair Calculator

Tick Use Stair Calculator. Update Rise, Depth and Target Slope

Step 8 Update Minimum / Maximum Slope

Update Minimum / Maximum Slope Results as per compliance rules.

Step 9 Number of Steps and Actual Riser Height

Choose Desired Number of Steps. Review the Actual Riser Height to make sure it complies.

Step 10 Start the stair Run

Open up the Base Floor Plan. Start the Stair Run and place half the steps or the maximum allowed in a run.

Step 11 Create a landing

Create a landing by starting the next run. Finish placing the remaining steps.
Select the green tick to finish the stair. Revit will automatically create railings and you have now made a compliant staircase.

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Posted on 15 Nov 2019



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