Tutorial - Creating a Spiral Staircase

This tutorial is showing you how to create Spiral Staircase. You will use the Shape tool, Rotate tool, Push Pull tool, and Scale tool to create the object. 
Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 1
Create a circle with the Circle tool. Then use the Line tool to draw a triangle shape from the center point of the shape.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 2
Use the Push Pull tool to push up the triangle. Delete the circle shape.
Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 3
Triple click at the shape, then right-click and choose Make Component.
Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 4
Select the Rotate Tool, click at the end point of the triangle shape, Press CTRL and click to duplicate the shape.


Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor  Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

 

Step 5
Type 23X to duplicate the shape.
Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor
Step 6
Select all the shapes. Then use the Move tool to duplicate the shapes.
Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor
Step 7
Type 24X to duplicate the model again.
Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor
Step 8
Use the Select tool to select the staircase steps one by one.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 9
Use the Move tool to copy out the selected shapes. You will get the spiral staircase model.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 10
Use the Circle tool to draw a circle at from the center of the staircase.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 11
Use the Push Pull tool to extrude the circle. Then Select and group the extruded circle.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 12
Use the Select tool to double click at the model to edit the component. Use the Circle tool to draw a small circle on the staircase. Then use the Push Pull tool to extrude the circle (eg:3’ height).

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 13
Copy a set of staircase to the side. Select the copied staircase and then right-click, choose Make Unique.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 14
Double click at the component to edit it. Select the Line tool, draw a line at the side of the staircase.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 15
Then use the Select tool select all the shapes except the line you created just now and then delete them. You will get a spiral line.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 16
Click at the endpoint of the spiral line and move the spiral line to the staircase model.


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Step 17
With the spiral line still selected, use the Scale tool to scale the line to the Red Green Scale. Hold CTRL-Click at the scale point at the center corner of the model, then type 0.985,0.985 for the red scale and green scale.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 18
With the Spiral line still selected, select the Move tool and move the spiral line up in blue axis at about 3’3” height.


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Step 19
Use the Circle tool to draw a circle shape (eg: 1”) from the center point of the spiral line.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 20
Use the Select tool triple click at the spiral line to select it, then use the Follow Me tool to click at the circle.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 21
To smooth the staircase handrail, use the Select tool to triple click at the spiral shape and then right-click, choose Soften/Smooth Edges.
Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Step 22
Double click at the staircase steps, then use the Push Pull tool to change the thickness of the staircase steps.

Spiral Staircase Tutorial in SketchUp Melaka Puchong Selangor

Once you have done, you may assign shadow and the materials to the model.


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