*New* Step Maker

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I was hoping it was updated to include hand rails. I guess he didn’t get around to that.

I think this one is ready now, I started it yesterday…


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The usual registration is required for Vista…

Thanks Paul. Works great

Hi Paul

Don’t know if this helps but the standard terms used for steps / staircases tend to describe themselves pretty well

Height is height or ‘Vertical’
Base is termed ‘Going’
Side width is ‘Stringer Width’ which is a perpendicular measurement
there is also ‘Stringer Thickness’
‘Tread Inset’ is the perpendicular distance from the front edge of the stringer to the Tread

Step width is ‘Tread Width’
Step Depth is ‘Tread Thickness’
‘Tread Depth’ is distance front to back of tread

It would also be usefull to display the vertical distance between each tread … this is termed ‘Riser’ and for UK normally is 0.180m
plus or minus 0.050.
The Maths would be Vertical / (No.of steps + 1 )

It is common for Stringers to be made from Flat Plate or Channel ( ‘U’ ) section.

Just general info the plug in ‘as is ‘ will be a great help,

Many thanks again


Thanks Sly.

It was thrown together in a couple of hours over lunchtimes. There is more to come with future versions of this plugin, like bannisters and vertical ends.

Hi Paul

For bannisters / handrails / ballustrade

On stairs common vertical height over tread is 0.9 m nominal

On landings the height is 1.1 m nominal

Thanks again


Edited to correct minimum dimensions to…. as listed under British Standards

Hi Paul

A lot of stuff on this site reference terminology and UK standard construction, some drawings too.

A plug in to make real stairs could have commercial possabilities and would be an interesting project <!– s:) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!– s:) –>


Hey Paul,

Just found this thread. Sorry to dig up such an old one.

Is there any updates to this plug in for 7.1.2?

Yes, it’s including in Paul’s plugins package: [img:o8n2dqra]http&#58;//www31&#46;brinkster&#46;com/decapod/[/img:o8n2dqra]
Version 7.1.2+ Installer (28th Nov 2008)

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