Stairs " by component" & "by sketch" options  

Lucy Sutton
Active Member

HI Ian,

I've just completed the "stairs by component" module & noticed a key difference on my version of Revit to the one in your training video.  Under the Architecture / Circulation / Stair tab, there is no drop down menu for my Stair (for either component or sketch).  The only option I have is to simply click on the stair icon.  I just did this & successfully created stairs in the same manner as per your video.   Do you know why I may be missing this drop down menu, and if it will pose an issue?  I am using a full version of Revit 2018.



Posted : 13/06/2017 12:05 pm
Reputable Member Admin

Hi Lucy,


No it won't cause an issue at all. When you hit the Stair icon and Revit enters Sketch Mode, you now have access to either Components or to enter a "nested" Sketch Mode- where you can sketch out the stair run  / landing.

Check out my latest "Stair by Sketch" written tutorial, which I posted today- link on the main home screen. This will explain it in detail.

Hope this helps? If not, PLEASE come back and I can explain further.

Kind regards,


Posted : 13/06/2017 5:08 pm

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