There has been a lot of talk over the years about just how hard the Revit stair and railing tools are to work with.
I decided to do an experiment – and see how long it took to build an actual stair and railing vs building the same thing in Revit.
I chose to build a rustic-style stair as it was outdoors in a wild garden setting.
Rustic Stair and Railing Hackathon
I thought I had better give Revit a fighting chance by not zeroing in on one of Revit’s biggest railing weaknesses: “Baluster Spacing”
- So I decided not to include any balusters at all.
- The stairs were made from hand-hewn sandstone, with irregular shapes and slightly differing tread widths; riser heights were near enough the same for each step. Stones were carved to exact size and placed without mortar – exactly how the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Aztecs et al worked their stone structures.
- Railing was made from locally sourced Melaleuca timber – hand-cut on site: Two posts and one ‘Top Rail’, all…