Author: Katrina Vea Rodriguez Revit

As an instructor of Ideate’s Revit Beyond the Basics courses, I have the opportunity to speak with experienced users about their Revit workflows. One question that comes up often is how to connect stair runs with landings. When we first create a stair, we have the option to use the ‘Automatic Landing’ setting in the Options Bar to automatically connect stair runs. But how do we add a landing if this setting was not originally selected?

Stair without Landing
Two stair runs that need to be connected with a stair landing.

Here’s how to add a stair landing in six easy steps:

  1. Hit <Tab> key until stair is highlighted. Then select the stair.

    Tab to Select Stair


  2. In the ‘Edit’ contextual panel, select the ‘Edit Stairs’ tool.

Edit Stair Tool


  1. Now in sketch mode, select the ‘Landing’ tool in the ‘Components’ contextual panel

    Stair LANDING Tool


  2. In the 3D view, select the first stair run.

    Select first stair run


  3. Select the second stair run. The landing will be created.

    Select second stair run


  4. Select the Finish Edit Model.

    Finish Edit Mode


    Stair landing created
    Finished Stair with Landing


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    Katrina Rodriguez
Katrina Rodriguez
Ideate AEC Application Specialist
Katrina is an AEC application specialist at the Ideate, Inc. San Francisco office. She is a California–licensed architect with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of the Philippines. Katrina has over 18 years of experience in the AEC industry with a focus on both commercial and hospitality projects. She is also a Revit Certified Professional with over 8 years of experience utilizing the software on both small and large-scale projects, from programming to project close out.