Is there an easy way to make stairs in SolidWorks like AutoCAD does exploding stair cases?
Can SW make stair cases ... Yes.pictures of solidworks projects
Is it easy ... depends on how complicated the stair case is and your skill level with SW.
Can the stair case be exploded ... depends on how it is created.
I am making a stair tower and I need to make stairs almost just like this from the link you sent me.
Paul this has been made and rendered in SOLIDWORKS, so simple answer to your question is YES
You can check more with Greg Hynd for more insight on it
I have made some stairs manualy using Weldment and structure members but I am wondering does SolidWorks have a program that make this easier?
... does SolidWorks have a program that make this easier?
SOLIDWORKS does not have a separate module for creating stairs.
So the way I have done it with Structure members is the best way you think?
I had made some stair assemblies in the past and had used combination of weldment, sheet metal. solid modelling and finally assembly to create them.
I would doubt to that but you can use design table, configuration publisher OR third party tool like DriveWorksXpress (a free built in program) to automate your design.
Basically you can break the stair assembly into small sub assemblies and depending on the need you can create configuration for them.
The sign in the elevator says "In case of fire, take stairs". What am I supposed to do if the stairs explode?
I got you message, I will try put something together for you later to explain my methods. I have been using solidworks for the last 6 years doing stairs, it works very well.
That would be an interesting read. If it's not giving away too many 'secrets', would you mind posting here for others to review?
No worries, shouldn't be a problem. Will see what I can do. Its pretty basic stuff generally.
Basic or not, from the pic's I've seen of your work I'm sure it will be informative.
Count me in too as that would be interesting to learn.
OK . Paul, could you give a brief description of what stairs you are looking to do? Do you do the complete staircase IE steel stringers and treads?
That would be great. I have just started and its a challeng to get it done and make it meet OSHA standareds. And now I am on a project to meet Europena Standards. All my stairs are Industrial steel, some one level and the one I am on now is a tower. Pictured. below.
Guys, I haven't forgotten, just been hectic here trying to get stuff completed before end of year.... apologies, will get something up asap.
If I am creating something like say 2 flights of stairs. I will start by creating a part with some planes on the center line of the stair flights and then create sketches on these planes to show the rise and going of the steps. In the building regulations we have in Ireland all the steps in a stairs have to have the same rise and going.
In the picture below I then created the landings and floor as these were concrete that were cast in place. The threads in this stairs were to be filled with concrete and then tiled. I then created the bottom thread using a mid plane extrusion from the plane in the center of my flight.
I then did a sketch driven pattern to pattern the threads, That along with a move/copy body to rotate the bottom thread of the second flight and then another sketch driven pattern to create the threads on the second flight. And I have this
In this stairs the stringers were from flat bar so I extruded them next along with any plates for fixing them in place and mirrored them as necessary.
I then added the glass and the handrails. I created all this in one part file this time as it was not a very large stairs.
If this was a larger stairs I would create the concrete floors etc in one part then create an assembly and by creating in-context parts I would create the main stair flights and then the glass and then the handrail. But I would still use the same basic process.
This Staircase was created as an assembly
This is a Handrail that is fitted to a concrete staircase in a building. It is also modeled as an assembly
This was also modeled as an assembly, with the center support, top frame, flights of stairs, landing, hand railing sections, etc. all being modeled as in-context parts in the assembly.
Hope this helps.
Very cool explanation. This has no relevance to what i do but I enjoyed reading your process.
Wow...great project and next step using Solidworks Simulation for validation design
Everybody use different methods. Create stair is very boring for me. Then I prepare a assembly. I just enter a horizantal and vertical dimension. Then my stairs created like I want. İt is very simple and fast. I want to show my stairs methods how it works. You check this video.
Solidworks ile Parametrik Merdiven Montajı Nasıl Yapılır? - YouTube
I use equations and design table. Then I was working, I enter horizantal and vertical dimension. Everyting is ready. I advice this method. İf you want control every dimension. İt is very simple. İf you want, you will control every value like DriveWorksExpress. Have a nice day.
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