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Stairs and Railings in Archicad

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▶︎ Format: self-paced online course
▶︎ Level: foundation
▶︎ Duration: 2-3 hours
▶︎ Certification Points: 20 points ★

This comprehensive course covers essential skills related to Stairs and Railing modeling, and their documentation in Archicad. You'll learn to create efficient stair designs, shape railings, and produce professional documentation for architectural projects.

Use the 'FORWARD' coupon code for free access if you are an SSA/Forward client!

Learning Objective

Learn essential skills for crafting efficient and visually appealing Stair and Railing designs. Explore material configuration, dimension adjustment, and structural refinement to realize your aesthetic vision. Master modeling, experimenting with creation, placement, and customization via predefined examples. Dive into 3D modeling, leveraging associations with architectural elements and the magic wand tool for efficient placement. Navigate advanced settings, component customization, and complex editing techniques. Uncover the power of "Edit Mode" and refine your documentation capabilities, including floor plans, symbols, overrides, brake marks, and Model View Options for tailored views. Upon course completion, become proficient in creating and editing Stairs and Railings in Archicad, delivering professional documentation for architectural projects.

Target Audience

This course accommodates individuals of all proficiency levels, offering foundational concepts and advanced tips and tricks for diverse audiences.

Table of Contents

  • Modeling Stairs
  • Stairs Basic Settings
  • Stairs Advanced Settings
  • Stairs Advanced Edition
  • Stairs Documentation
  • Modeling Railings
  • Railings Basic Settings
  • Railings Advanced Settings
  • Railings Advanced Edition
  • Railings Documentation
  • Diverse Examples

Recommended Learning

Users taking this course should have an overall understanding about the basics of modeling and documentation

Recommended learning:

  • Getting Started courses
  • Start Modeling with Archicad
  • Get Started with Project Documentation in Archicad

Software Requirements

Videos in this course have been created using the International language version of Archicad which means that the work environment and some of the content may be different if you are using a different language version.

To get the best training experience we recommend you to use latest Archicad version! Download Archicad here!


Completing the course material, including the quiz with a minimum of 60% achievement and filling out the satisfaction survey, will award you 20 points towards achieving the Archicad BIM User Certification.

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Here is the course outline:

1. Welcome

In this module you will see the agenda and the table of contents of the course and learn how you will be able to use the exercise file to follow the course.

2. Modeling with the Stair Tool

Throughout this module, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of modeling, configuring, and documenting stairs in Archicad, empowering you to create efficient and visually appealing stair designs in your architectural projects.

3. Modeling with the Railing Tool

This module teaches comprehensive railing modeling, covering basics like creation, placement, and shaping with predefined examples. It explores 3D modeling, associations with elements like stairs and slabs, and the magic wand tool for efficient placement.

4. Additional Configurations for Stairs and Railings

This module concentrates on modeling stairs and railings using the Stair Favorites. Follow the step-by-step instructions to configure materials, dimensions, and appearances for a harmonious outcome. It also explores altering the structure of stairs and making adjustments to achieve the desired aesthetic.

5. Conclusion

Thank you for completing this training! Please fill out the anonymous satisfaction survey so we can continue improving our training materials!


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

INT_Certificate of Completion - Online Video Course
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