Spiral Stair (GC)

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01
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  • I was using the spiral stair tool ubder Stair Maker in AECOsim probably for the first time.  It is easy enough to use however, I observed that it does not insert any hand rail or structural detail, in fact it produces only basic indicative geometry.  I wonder like everyone else why this tool is not fully developed to produce a model such as you have generated in GC.  Is GC therefore the only viable way forward to date to achieve this level of detail in an organized and coordinated manner ? What I mean is that yes, I could easily Model in Microstation what you generated in GC but it would probably take me much longer.  I suppose therefore that's one of the advantages of being able to use GC at that level.  I am not however up to speed in GC yet so I won't be trying it for a while.

    I also observed that unlike the Place Stair tool, using the Stair Maker to generate the geometry does not in anyway add any indication of its existence to the dataset.  My assumption therefore is that the Stair Maker tool is merely an assembly tool to provide the basic framework for constructing a spiral stair and that once fully assembled by what ever method GC or Modelling in Microstation, one has to go through the process of Object DataGroup Definition, Creating a catalogue type or adding to an existing one, Entering data into the Catalog, and attaching a particular Catalog Item to the newly created stair element in the design file before it becomes an item that can be Listed and scheduled.

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  • I was using the spiral stair tool ubder Stair Maker in AECOsim probably for the first time.  It is easy enough to use however, I observed that it does not insert any hand rail or structural detail, in fact it produces only basic indicative geometry.  I wonder like everyone else why this tool is not fully developed to produce a model such as you have generated in GC.  Is GC therefore the only viable way forward to date to achieve this level of detail in an organized and coordinated manner ? What I mean is that yes, I could easily Model in Microstation what you generated in GC but it would probably take me much longer.  I suppose therefore that's one of the advantages of being able to use GC at that level.  I am not however up to speed in GC yet so I won't be trying it for a while.

    I also observed that unlike the Place Stair tool, using the Stair Maker to generate the geometry does not in anyway add any indication of its existence to the dataset.  My assumption therefore is that the Stair Maker tool is merely an assembly tool to provide the basic framework for constructing a spiral stair and that once fully assembled by what ever method GC or Modelling in Microstation, one has to go through the process of Object DataGroup Definition, Creating a catalogue type or adding to an existing one, Entering data into the Catalog, and attaching a particular Catalog Item to the newly created stair element in the design file before it becomes an item that can be Listed and scheduled.

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