I’m working on a curved staircase in sketchup. I followed this tutorial: http://sketchucation.com/resources/tutorials/beginner/24-how-to-make-a-spiral-stair but provided my own image, which was more curved.
I’ve tried searching on Google and just experimenting on my own, but I can’t figure this out. I’m not entirely sure how to describe what I’m doing (I’ll provide images), which is probably why I can’t find it on Google.
I started with a 2D image, with the outlines of the stairs, used PP to get everything in position height-wise. Following the tutorial had me move the bottom of the stairs up and then draw lines between the bottom corners to form the curve. This made it come out really jagged, which I didn’t like.
Eventually I came up with the idea of removing all the stairs from a frame, welding each outside curve together and using the move tool to move one end to the correct height. I was stoked with the results - until I realized that this caused the curves to distort. One edge was lower than the other, which would have made the stairs slant to the inside. I need them to be level.
@Gully_Foyle Ack, I’m sorry! I hit back in the middle of writing this, and forgot to put that part back in. I’m trying to build a curved staircase, and I don’t want there to be a wall that goes all the way to the ground.
2D Image I’m using: http://www.cooperstairworks.com/images/stairLayouts/CS-20.gif
Here’s the look I’m trying to achieve: http://st.houzz.com/simgs/b2d1f3da0fabf50e_4-0359/staircase.jpg