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Jim B

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Stairwell Ending
« on: May 20, 2014, 01:07:36 am »

Good Morning,

I would like to end a stairway in the middle of a room. Is there anyway to acheive this without completely changing the geometry of the building in the model? I tried creating a thin wall and splitting the room into 2, but I got an error that the stairway must be connected to an outer edge and the simulation would not run.

I introduced a thick wall, but this is not an ideal solution.

Thank you,
Jim B.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2014, 02:32:12 am by Jim B »

Charlie Thornton

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Re: Stairwell Ending
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 09:26:20 am »

The trick is to cut a rectangle out of the room in the area that will be below the stairway: use the Add a Rectangular Room tool to draw a rectangle where the stairway will hit, delete it, then add the stairway.