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stair top end exceeds or cannot reach top elevation

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01-27-2014 07:30 AM

I'm trying to create a stair to an undefined level.


Base Level: Level 1

Base Offset: 0' 0"

Top Level: None

Top Offset: 0' 0" (greyed out)

Desired Stair Height: 5' 9"


But when I create the stair I get this message:


Stair top end exceeds or cannot reach the top elevation of the stair. Add/remove risers at the top end or change top elevation settings in Stair instance properties.


It seems that no matter what I set the overall height of the stair the given riser height is fixed at 6 171/256"  What is going on here?






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Re: stair top end exceeds or cannot reach top elevation

01-27-2014 10:44 AM in reply to: kwg06516

Even though its giving you that error it should still create the stair set.  If it doesnt, try setting the number of risers to 11.  This was an error that was resolved in Revit 2014.

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Re: stair top end exceeds or cannot reach top elevation

01-27-2014 11:15 AM in reply to: kwg06516

Needs a level assignment for both base and top. Assign Level 1 for each and provide the Top Offset that equals the total height you want. You could also assign the level above and provide a negative offset. I think it is easier (mentally) to use the same level reference and the actual height though.

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