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Re: Wooden Stairway (180° / U form)

In Europe, the arrow in a 2D staircase image shows the way up. That means, the arrow starts at the lower floor and points towards the higher floor where the staircase ends.

Imagine being on the ground floor and two staircases have been inserted. This way you can discriminate between a staircase going from ground floor to second floor, and a staircase going from basement to ground floor.

Quite handy :-)

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Re: Wooden Stairway (180° / U form)

As strange as it sounds, it throws me off for some reason. And none of the other stairways in the library have it. But you are right in that it does show direction the 2D Plan.

Stairways like this were used in many NYC Tenement Buildings build from the 1890s to WWII. Alas many of these old buildings are being torn down to put bigger buildings in their place. *SIGH* Memories of a long ago childhood in NYC.

Many thanks for the updated staircase!
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Re: Wooden Stairway (180° / U form)

As strange as it sounds, it throws me off for some reason. And none of the other stairways in the library have it. But you are right in that it does show direction the 2D Plan
Still curious why you do not like the planIcon with the arrow. The other staircases now available do not use customised planIcons, therefore just have an auto-generated top view. I have no strong feelings as to which is better, but personally prefer the ones with steps and direction-arrow for my own purposes.

I would hesitate to make two versions of each staircase in the planned library: one with the (proper) planIcon to show staircase and direction and one without. That would just be confusing.

NYC Tenement Buildings build from the 1890s to WWII
Yes, I jokingly referred to that particular staircase as "UK style", dangerous, winding and narrow. Very rare here, the steep straight staircases predominant.

But please, the staircase library is pretty much complete, so I much appreciate comments on planIcons, but also styles other elements.

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Re: Wooden Stairway (180° / U form)

Some changes to the semicircular staircase in library as it did not texture right and lacked handrail on one side. Also it was a bit too large for domestic use. Model has planIcon added. Some do not like them, but some apparently find them useful. This planIcon is deliberately made semi-transparent so the 2D plan will show furniture under the stairs. But if someone wants to edit, model and supplementary files in SF 3D models 329.

As the cut-out (staircaseCutOutShape#xx =m 0,1 a .5,1 0 0 1 1,0 l -0.25,0 a .25,.5 0 0 0 -.5,0 z) is a bit tricky in non-square co-ordinate systems, the SVG files are included with co-ordinate system for browser viewing. The path should be possible to edit with Inkscape (use the XML editor, to view the d-value), even if it may be a bit hard to control. (Inkscape likes to change Elliptical Arcs to Bézier curves and may convert to a mix between relative and absolute paths and many decimals - unless settings are changed. And even so, the result can be pretty frustrating).

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SH3D file: moonstair.sh3d
Model: moon_staircase2.zip

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