Revit Stair and Railing Enhancement Requests


Do you think that the Revit Stair and Railing tools are good
enough for typical Revit modelling?
No?  I thought so.

Well, Autodesk seem to think that they have fixed stairs and
railings in v2018.  Well, yes, the new multistorey stair
tool is a great improvement on the old system, and it has
certainly improved how it handles railings.  But there is
an awful long way still to go, particularly with railings.

Autodesk are now taking user input to the
Revit Ideas website
very seriously – yes they are listening
to our requests on that site, and the number of votes really
makes a difference.

Here is what we need to do:   vote for all those
stair and railing issues that urgently need attention.

I have looked through the list of ideas on the website. 
Since it is quite hard to navigate through all those duplicate
ideas and requests for things that already exist (where people
just need a bit more training), I will try to make it easier
for you by creating a few links to ideas that I think need to
be voted up.  I was going to wait until I had
comprehensively reviewed all the wishlist items, and gone
through all my own requests and comments on this blog in the
past, then added some more wishlist items – but I think it is
too important to wait.  I will add to this list in due

Please add your votes to any ideas that you support:


Stair annotation & views:
Stair modelling


Railings Generally

Railing view properties
 Railing Modelling

If there is something that you want to see added, please create
your own stair or railing ‘Revit Idea’ on the Autodesk site –
specific detailed requests, please (one item per request).  
If I can understand them clearly, and they have not already been
implemented in v2018, I’ll add them to this list.  Please do
not create any more general requests to improve railings – just
vote for the ‘Railing
‘ one from Chris Price, listed above.
More to be added soon . . . . 

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