Bricklyne Clarence wrote:
laszlonagy wrote:It will be possible to model something and save it as Stair Tread, Stair Riser, Railing Post or Railing Panel, then use them in the Stair/Railing. Is this what you are referring to?
No, I meant doing custom railing/panels of this nature...
Good question, but I cannot give a definitive answer since I have not tried saving custom panels. Stair Boundaries and Railing Reference Lines can have curved Segments, but I cannot say for certain if it also automatically bends those patterns or not...
I got an answer from GRAPHISOFT and they said that a planar custom Railing panel will not be curved by ARCHICAD to automatically match the curve of the Stair Boundary. You would have to model the panel curved like you would want to see it in the placed Railing.
That's disappointing to hear.
That takes us back the the stone ages in terms of having to model individual elements as dumb objects, which then end up being a pain in the rearside when it comes to updating or changing things (and then kind of defeats the whole point of parametric and "intelligent" associative element modelling).
I would hope it's something they'll consider working on in future versions of the stair tool (if they'll keep working on it and improving it), but as always we can never be sure what will be improved and what won't be.