In this this Revit Architecture tutorial I am going to show you
how to create a run of Stairs using the “Stair by Sketch” tool.
In order to demonstrate the “Stair by Sketch” tool I am going
to start off with a completely blank Revit Project file. First
of all select the “Stair” tool from the “Architecture” menu….
When you select “Stair” you will notice that the ribbon menu
changes to “Sketch Mode”. You can always tell when Revit is in
Sketch Mode by the presence of the Green tick and Red Cross.
Before we go any further take a look at the Properties
There are 3 important things to note here (use the above image
- The “Base Level”- this is the Level in your model that the
stairs will start from, at their lowest point.
- The “Top Level”- this is the Level in your model that the
stairs will go up to.
- The “Desired Number of Risers”- this is the number of
Risers (the vertical parts in between each horizontal step)
that are required (with this particular stair type) to span
“exactly” between the Base Level and the Top Level. Revit
calculates this value automatically, based on the “Type” of
Now let’s take our attention back over to the Ribbon menu. We