To add stairs to a deck:

  1. Click the Add button in the Home ribbon.
  2. Choose Stair from the menu.
  3. Move the mouse pointer to a deck edge.
  4. When the mouse pointer changes to a hand, click the left mouse button once.
  5. Repeat these steps to add additional stair structures.

      

 

Adding Stairs between Two Decks

  1. Create two decks, one higher than the other.
  2. Place a stair on the higher deck to have it automatically extend to the lower one.  In the example shown below, Deck 2 is taller than Deck 1.

 

 

 

Adding Wraparound Stairs

  1. Click the Add button in the Home ribbon.
  2. Choose Stair from the menu.
  3. Move the mouse pointer near the corner of the deck, as shown below.
  4. Click the left mouse button once to place the stair in the desired location.
  5. Click Yes when prompted to wrap the stair.

TIP:  Before clicking to place your stair, be sure that the outline of the stair overlaps the deck edge as shown below.

 

Adding Stair Landings

  1. If you are placing a stair on a deck 104" tall or greater, you will be prompted to select the landing type and enter the height of the landing.
  2. Choose a style by clicking a landing type in the Select Type of Landing dialog. You may also choose to alter the landing height from this dialog box.
  3. Click OK to place your landing and stairs.

NOTE:  To create a landing on a deck less than 104", add a smaller deck to the design with a height shorter than the primary deck and add stairs from the primary deck to the smaller deck and from the smaller deck to ground level.