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Level dimension tool on stairs (in floorplan)

Anonymous
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Hello,

I have problem when puttin level dimension mark on stairs in floorplan view, it always refers on ground floor (+-0,00)
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It is possible to dimension a sectional staircase


In a plan view the level quotations can be related to ...


No stairs yet
Christophe - FRANCE
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Barry Kelly
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Stairs will automatically level dimension in plan - no need for gravity.
But there is a trick.

You must have the 'Quick Select' magnet active (or hold the space bar).
Then you will see a 'Multiple Elements (TAB)' prompt.
Press TAB to cycle through the options.

Stair - will not snap to anything.
Tread - will snap to the tread height
Structure - will snap to the structure height under the tread.

Works for both treads and landings.

Make sure you don't move your mouse or you have to cycle through the TABs again.

Barry.
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Barry Kelly
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Also I have moved the post.
Please try to post in a relevant section - not just the first 'Archicad=' section.

Barry.
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Anonymous
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Thank you so much, and sorry for not posting in right topic.

Im new to forum and Im still getting used to it.

Hi! Is there a reason why I cannot see the structure option while pressing TAB on the stairs?

Maybe your stair has the structure turned off in the stair settings?

 

Barry.

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I have the same problem! And the structure is turned on in the settings 😞 Screenshot 2023-04-27 at 09.37.42.png

Is the 'Quick Selection' active.

It is working fine for me.

 

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Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

I have that selected almost all the time but something was different. I got the structure tab now but it is making the wrong measurement. The structure height is higher than the one of the thread and it is the same height on all the steps. 😤

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