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Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:01:44 PM | Glass Railing

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Has anyone come up with a clean glass railing that works properly in the corners for both the inside and outside railing of a switchback stair?

i've read abunch of posts telling people to read the"stairway to heaven" stair or go to the railing library from autodesk seek. but neither of them have a glass rail that actually works for a switchback stair.  

amazingly, the one from autodesk seek happens to leave the glass out of the corners and where the landing meet the risers, because in reality there wouldnt be glass there???? seriously?? they couldnt even do it right in their own sample

have they figured it out in 2013 without using a shortcut like curtain wall?

i attached an image of what my stair looks like.....

thanks and sorry for the sarcasm, its that something so easy and common in the real world has been so difficult for way to long



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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 4:49:04 PM | Glass Railing

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No, there is no magic solution! There doesn't seem to be a good way round this as far as I can see - I use another railing (a rectangle profile) to be the glass, and do the handrail separately - the main problem with railings sweep that forms the glass is that the sweep is rotated to follow the pitch line when in fact you want the profile to be vertical at all times, so invariably I end up swapping it out at a detail stage & replacing it with a wall that's then profile edited to do it right!

For flat railings I use a model line to indicate the cuts - see attached - but this doesn't work on a pitch!



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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 5:51:21 PM | Glass Railing

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this works for what i need to accomplish, but its a shame that with all the advancements that did with the railings, they still havent come up with a solution to the glass railing, something that is used so often these days. thanks for your help!


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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 6:07:12 PM | Glass Railing

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It is possible with the railing tool. It just takes time and patience. Every segment of the railing needs to be its own type, with itsown configuration of panels, end posts, start posts, offsets, etc. But it is possible. Just not quick and automatic.


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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 6:13:38 PM | Glass Railing

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i tried making my own glass corners and ends pieces, but it didnt work out for me. i guess i was doing something wrong. but when your boss says he needs something right away, you dont have time to sit there and figure all that stuff out 


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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 6:38:12 PM | Glass Railing

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I totally agree. That's why I wrote that it is possible, but with the railing tool it is a painfully slow process to get at least one stair to have a perfect glass railing.

Perhaps this is a good topic for making an adaptive family: glass railings by providing a few clicks. That is possible, too.



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Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 6:45:10 PM | Glass Railing

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You can always break these up into multiple railings and use in-place elements for transition areas.


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