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Stair Landings not showing in elevation view

stair landings landings in elevation view 3D

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#1 Thomas Davis

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:43 AM

I have a set of stairs on a project that has a lower set of stairs, a midway landing, and an upper set of stairs.

Everything shows up just fine in 3D view, but if I generate an ELEVATION VIEW, the landing does not show.

The stairs show, but the landing does not show.


I check my extraction options and even checked floor framing to show, and it did not show the landing. I read in the help section, that landings are basically floor framing members, so I thought that would do the trick. I checked that they were selected to show in the "model" and it is checked by default and greyed out.


I know I can draw a solid cube to represent the landing, but it seems to me that they should show by default.


I also know I can draw a section line in front of the project and generate a section with background to act as an elevation view.


These are all work arounds (which I have done many times) because I always seem to have this same issue.


What am I missing?


I have attached the 3D view which does render the landing....I just want it to show when I generate a front elevation by default.


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#2 Sam Morgan

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:55 AM

I believe its been this way in all versions that I've been on? (13 to present)  I usually am drawing a concrete landing with stairs and they never show up in elevations...always have to go draw them in with lines after saving elevations.   If theres a better way to do it...I'd love to know as well.



#3 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:46 AM

I guess they fall under the interior stairs category which doesn't show up in elevations. You could draw your landing as a small deck instead. Then it would show up.

#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:08 PM

I must admit, I haven't seen this before. I always draw everything outside as decks or deck stairs, and as Yvon stated, they always show up.


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#5 Fred Russell

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 09:58 AM

Tom, I think you have to use the stairs in Deck and landing also, I think that is it , I ran into that last week seems

#6 Thomas Roman

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 11:32 AM

as Fred said above..


Standard stairs (landings, railings) will not show on elevations.. SoftPlan thinks you'd only use those for interior stairs...


DECK stairs (landings, railings) will show on elevations...

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