In this Revit Architecture tutorial, I am going to show you the
basic operation of the Railing tool. I will show you how to
create a Railing along a path that you define; and also how to
place Railings onto Stair Runs & Landings.
We are going to start off this tutorial by looking at the
“Sketch Path” option of the Railing tool. You would typically
use this tool to create handrails / railings around mezzanines,
stair wells, parapet walls, etc.
To start with select the “Architecture” menu and then
“Railing”. Notice that the Railing tool has a drop-down which
presents 2 options- “Sketch Path” and “Place on Stair/Ramp” Go
ahead and select “Sketch Path”…..
As soon as you choose this option, Revit enters Sketch Mode……
In the above image you can see the “Sketch Mode” interface
including the Draw Palette. You use these tools to draw out
your Railing path in plan. In the image below you can see the
path I have sketched. Note how this particular path is made up
from one straight segment and two “3 point arcs”. You Patch
does NOT need to be a closed loop.
So let’s go ahead and work with this path. Before we actually
create the Railing, we can choose a Type. Hit the Drop-Down