Architectural design software is renowned for being expensive for the major products that are on the market, especially the packages considered as Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Many designers are looking for something less expensive. That may be due to limited financial resources to spend on software, or to the lack of a need for something more expensive and powerful. This article is devoted to mentioning some architectural design software packages available for less than $2500.
Since I wrote an article on changing the stair cut line in AutoCAD Architecture, I felt I should go ahead and do the same for stairs in Revit Architecture. Revit Architecture uses the Cut Plane setting of the view to determine the cut plane of the stair in that specific view. You can adjust the cut plane for a specific stair in a specific floor plan view with a Plan Region around that stair.
When placing stairs in AutoCAD Architecture, it seems that the cut line for the stair object never seems to be just where you want it to be. It is actually very easy to adjust the cut line to the desired location on either an individual stair basis or for all stairs of a specific style.
Residential stairs very commonly make an L-shaped 90 degree turn and have a riser (2 treads) at that 90 degree turn. That can easily be accomplished in Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture with the AEC Stair object, but the method to accomplish this is not readily apparent.