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Railings

Horizontal Spindle Option Added
 
Version 13 now has the ability to change the orientation of railing spindles to horizontal. This is useful where the railings need to be modeled to show cable railings. A Spindle profile is selected to change the appearance of the spindles for the 3D model.
 
   
 
   
Lathe Tool Used to Define Custom Spindles and Posts
 
The Lathe Template is used to create custom shapes for the stairs Spindles and Posts. The Lathe allows you to “convert” custom profiles out of square stock that will be used on the 3D model and the generated working drawings. Once a profile is added to the Lathe library it can be applied to the railing. SoftPlan also provides pre-made profiles that can be selected to use for the Spindles and Posts.
 
Mitre with Wall End Style Added
 
Where a railing meets a wall at an angle, the option for the Railing Post Style can be modified to ‘Mitre to Wall’. This will cut the corresponding railing end on the same angle to abut the wall properly.
   
 
   
Profile Tool Used to Define Handrail and Toerail Shape
 
The Lathe Template is used to create custom shapes for the Handrail and Toerail for railings. The Lathe allows you to “convert” custom profiles out of square stock that will be used on the 3D model and the generated working drawings. Once a profile is added to the Lathe library it can be applied to the railing. SoftPlan also provides pre-made profiles that can be selected to use for the Handrail and Toerail.
   
 
   
Railings Can Be Added to Stairs and Then Saved in Symbols
 
With Version 13 it is now possible to include the Railings as part of a Stair symbol. This saves having to place railings each time a stair symbol is drawn on the plan.
   
   
 
   
  Simple/Actual Extraction Option Added for Spindles to SoftView
 
These options control how detailed the extraction is for Spindles in SoftView. For a more detailed model, the Actual extraction can be selected. This option will need to generate more surfaces which will take longer. This can generally be used in the final stage of rendering. While still in the working stages of the drawing, such a level of detail may not be required. To save time the Simple extraction can be selected. This option will still give an overall idea of the spindle profiles.
 
   
 
  Snap Located Corners, Center, Midpoints
 
Further development has been made to the snap points used in Version 13. When using a relative command (i.e. Move), it is possible to use Cursor Snap to locate a specific point of a Railing which include the center, midpoint and corners.