on 2017-07-0605:23 AM - edited on 2021-11-2805:59 PM by Rubia Torres
It is possible to save elements as Library Object which can be used as custom Treads. Any ARCHICAD element can be turned into a custom Tread Library Object. This article describes you how to create a custom Tread using the Morph Tool.
Activate the Stair Tool and place a Stair. In this example a straight stair is used.
Select the Stair and open its Stair Selection Settings.
Navigate to the 'Structure' option (left side of the dialog) and uncheck 'Structure' on the right.
Select 'Finish' on the left.
Check 'Uniform Finish on Flight and Landing' on the right side of the panel.
Select 'Tread' for the 'Finish' (right side of the dialog)
Select the Stair and activate the 'Edit Mode' by clicking on 'Edit' appears next to the selected Stair.
Navigate to 3D and select the first step of the Stair.
Do a right click and select 'Convert Selection to Morph' from the Contextmenu. A Warning Dialog will pop up, close it by clicking on OK. The color of this element will be changed. This indicates that the first step is a Morph now. (The first step is deleted automatically).
Exit the 'Edit Mode' by pressing Esc.
Select the Morph and create your custom Tread.
Keep the Morph selected and navigate to Files › Libraries and Objects › Save Selection › Stair Tread
A Dialog pops up, close it by clicking on OK.
The Tread needs to be saved into the Embedded Library (by default), the 'Save Tread' dialog pops up, where proper name and location should be defined. Click on 'Save'.
A Ghost preview will appear in the 3D window. With this preview you first need to define the position of the Tread. You need to find the middle point.
Secondly the orientation is needed to be defined.
One other dialog pops up where the basic settings of the new Tread (eg. surface, pen) can be defined. Click ok.
After saving the custom Tread delete the Morph or hide it.
Select the Stair and open its setting.
Select the Finish › Tread Flight on left and click on the 'Reset Custom Treads' at the bottom of the dialog. This command puts back the missing first step.
Now navigate to 'Flight Tread Settings' on the right, click on 'Built-In Tread' and select your custom made Tread.