Split level stairs

When drawing a Floor plan for a property, there are often cases where there are a set of stairs that go between two rooms, on the same floor.  In Metropix we call this a Split Level staircase.

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When visiting a property to create a floor plan, there are a range of style and layouts that you will come across. 

When drawing a Floor plan for a property, there are often cases where there are a set of stairs that go between two rooms, on the same floor.  In Metropix we call this a Split Level staircase.

It is very straightforward to add a Split level stair. Once you have drawn the two rooms you would like to stairs to go between, just go to the “Edit” Menu on the drawing page.  Choose the “Split Level Floor” option.

Click Ok to the warning Message that appears, and then Set the Stair direction, choosing from the images of footprints on the screen. Click “Next”, and this will give you the step to position on your plan. Left click your mouse to place the step, and then repeat the process for the other end of the staircase. This should create a run of steps that are visible on the plan.

The system will flash up a message to say it has increased the ceiling height, but this will not affect your finished plan.

Once the stairs are added, you can drag the dots on each step to increase or decrease the length of the run of steps if you wish.

The video above gives quick and easy reference to see how this works as and when you need it.

Other Videos in this Floor Plan Drawing Series

Besides this video we also have ones to help you create ‘bay windows of all shapes and sizes’, to plan an ‘L shaped room’, one for ‘adding stairs’ plus how to draw ‘curved walls’ and ‘angled walls’.

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The Metropix system itself is really easy to use and in addition to our support area, we have a dedicated team at hand to help you with all things floor plan related. Simply give us a call or submit a message through our contact form to get assistance from our friendly team. The chances are you won’t need to contact us that often, but when you do, we’ll make sure we impress you.

Adding Split Level Stairs

Transcript of the video:-

00:04 select edit split-level floor and here

00:10 you'll be asked to choose the direction

00:12 you move in as you access the

00:14 split-level step so let's choose north

00:16 going from the lounge into the kitchen

00:19 click Next and then position the step

00:23 where you'd like it to begin click to

00:26 confirm same again but this time from

00:29 the kitchen coming out back to the

00:31 lounge so that would be to the south

00:33 click Next I'll need to be facing each

00:38 other and aligned as so and then click

00:41 to confirm it will adjust the ceiling

00:43 height it's not going to affect your

00:44 final plan we can okay that and then

00:48 finish and there are stairs you can drag

00:51 the dots as well you can make them

00:52 shorter if you needed

00:54 and there we are