While the new AC12 Stairmaker improves thing, it is a lot to define each and every time you make a stair. I, for one, repeat the same input each and every time for the 2D level and attributes. everything except the geometry and rail settings. So, I wish Stairmaker would store your settings and be done with it.
Also, why can't we have a stair "Type" with a single bottom and/or top landing. Just a single step up to a landing.. (now required 2 risers min). This is a very typical situation. You can't use all the new fancy features when you need this stair since you first have to make a slab for a bottom or top landing (the way it should work that is, you have to manually draw the walking lines etc). Simply put, Stairmaker, with all the improvements is severely limited for a professional level CAD software. I would trade all the new "options" for setting controls to be able to make the stairs I need.. that are very normal stair solutions.
I'm voting essential, of course. SM continues to be pretty infuriating.
While we can keep dreaming that GS would purchase ArchiStair from Cigraph or the Cadimage stair thingy, sometimes it's worth just buying such a thing, especially now that Cigraph has essentially guaranteed that the update for 13 will be available when 13 is released: http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=144285
ArchiStair 2 looks excellent, and it has the parameter transfer that you want (I think?) Rick. Watch video number 8 ("Transfer the Settings") comparing the standard ArchiCAD eyedropper/syringe to the ArchiStair eyedropper/syringe:
Barry wrote: Rick,
Have you tried saving a stair as a Favorite?
I do, it's the next one, and the next one... having to reset a zillion parameters that I would like to avoid. Plus, the issue of not being able to make some basic common configurations without having to resort to building landings with slabs. That just ridiculous at this point of a professional CADs evolution to not provide every basic option. I completely understand you can't provide templates for everything, but a single landing at the top of bottom or a stair run? Why on earth do they set them up with a minimum of 2 risers before a landing????