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Public Forum => Pathfinder => Topic started by: KHOL on March 20, 2014, 05:45:55 am

Title: Spiral staircase
Post by: KHOL on March 20, 2014, 05:45:55 am
Hi!

I am currently working with an escape analysis of a large sports centre involving a spiral staircase.
Does anyone know how I can build the model with such a staircase?
I have read the manual, and can't find any specific way to do this, though I think I have seen a model involving a spiral staircase somewhere.

Appreciate all the help I can get :)
Title: Re: Spiral staircase
Post by: Bryan Klein on March 20, 2014, 06:00:47 am
Please see this video tutorial for an example of how to build a set of spiral stairs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8XP9GStjzs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8XP9GStjzs)

Note: You will probably want to modify the walking speed on the step surfaces to slow the agents down a bit as they descend the staircase.

-Bryan Klein

EDIT: added URL tags to the video to make the link clickable
Title: Re: Spiral staircase
Post by: KHOL on March 20, 2014, 07:33:55 am
Thank you so much for answering on short term!

This helps me alot, but still a bit tricky.
Also thanks for good advice on the walking speed!

-Kristian Hollevik
Title: Re: Spiral staircase
Post by: Ida on November 04, 2021, 03:04:49 am
Hi,

Will there be any update on how spiral staircases are modelled as the current way is not very efficient?

Thanks,

Many regards,
Ida