Railings

Railings alt > Railings

This command is used to place in the scene a railings assembly consisting of a railing post, handrail elements, intermediate rail and kick strip.

Drag the command into the scene and set the options, to dimension the railing you can drag the handles of the preview or enter the values in the dialog.

Drag on element If you drag the railing on the stair element such lateral or landing, the dimension and angle are setting in automatic.

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The dialog is divided into four sections:

Railing Sizebox

Railing Sizebox In the first section, Railing Sizebox, you can set the dimensions of the railing (or you can drag the handles in the preview). Change the orientation placement position (for the railing post and for the kick strip).

In the Railing Post combo box, you can select the post element, how many to place them, the start and end offset and choose the positioning mode with respect to the selected steel position (vertical or perpendicular).

Handrail

Railing Handrail In this section you can select whether to position the handrail, from the combobox select the element and set the start and end extension.

Intermediate Rail

Railing Intermediate Rail Section for selecting the intermediate rail from the combobox, and set the distance from the bottom.

Kick strip

Railing Kick strip Section for selecting the kick strip.

Library Folders

Railing folders The first icon at the top left of the dialog opens the window for setting the folders of the Steel Stairs library: in these folders it is possible to save the custom elements such as railing, handrail, intermediate and kick strip.

Custom elements

In order to adapt elements to the chosen dimensions, all the models that make up the railings must be parametric, and be saved in the respective folders** of the library.

To adapt the elements of the railing to the chosen dimensions, all the models that make up the railings must be parametric, and be saved in the respective folders of the library. Assemblies or parts must contain these parameters: Height - corresponds to H of the railing Angle - used to adapt the element to the angle of the staircase (if Vertical is set as Placement) Furthermore, the position of the anchor will be used as an insertion point, and in the case of tubular profiles an attachment point called Handrail must also be defined on top of element in order to position the handrails correctly.

And it is also needed two parameters must be defined in the assembly/part one named L which defines the depth and one named W which defines the width, these parameters are used to correctly position the intermediate elements and the kickstrip.

Here are some examples: Railings ex

Example 1 is a part of simple railing post: Railings ex in order to adapt the size to the railing, the part element must contain these parameters:

  • Height - corresponds to H of the railing
  • Angle - it is use for adapt the element to the angle to the stair

Railing 40x30 is an assembly with a railing post and base plate: Railings ex


Railing 42 T L is an assembly with tubolar railing post and a side plate: Railings ex

In the case of a side railing post, there must be an attachment point to the base positioned in the center of the railing with the name Railing, this attachment point is used together with the parameters L and W to correctly position the intermediate elements and the kickstrip.