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Patricia G.  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00:00 PM(UTC)
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Hi LoisT,

In Punch, the stairs go always from the lower floor to the upper floor.
So if the distance between the floor of the lower floor and the floor of the upper floor is 120 " (for example) => in the lower floor, place a staircase with height= 120". In other words, to calculate the stairs, consider the distance between the floors of the two levels and place the stairs in the lower floor.

Don't forget to create a cutout in the floor / ceiling and set the elevation. To create the cutout: use the floor cutout tool (floor tab) to draw the stairs' opening => select the cut => set the thickness and elevation with the same parameters you used for the floor / ceiling.

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Tickle, Lois  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00:00 PM(UTC)
Tickle, Lois

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thanks, I needed the info about the cutout as well. I actually found what I was looking for in the user manual. Right click on the stairs and select change direction. Just so many things in punch you can't right click, that wasn't something I had tried.

thanks again!
Patricia G.  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00:00 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

You're welcome! :-)
Punch, as any program, has a learning curve. The best way to learn the program, IMO, is practice + practice + practice => Read and follow the manual (this is important), see the videos => try to create elements not related with your project, so you will become familiar with the commands and how to develop the different components.
If you are interested, I have several training e-books, one of them is free. See links below, in my signature.

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--> My all in one e-book for V19 (Windows): Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials for V19 - Windows Version
--> My all in one e-book for V19 (Mac): Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials for V19 - Mac Version
--> My all in one e-book for V18: Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials for V18
--> My Home Design e-book: Designing your Dream Home Using Punch Software
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selby, melissa  
#4 Posted : Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:00:00 PM(UTC)
selby, melissa

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I am trying to get started designing a landscape (for a client) and really only need to outline the perimeter of the house, but I can only get the program (punch 19) to give me a quick start option. this is a huge waste of time for me because I don't need the inside of the house, I just need the perimeter to set the flowerbeds around and going to my client to measure their interior for the proper dimensions of a footprint seems silly. Isn't there a way to just draw out the perimeter?
Patricia G.  
#5 Posted : Sunday, August 20, 2017 7:00:00 PM(UTC)
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Hi there,

Sure. You can bypass the Quick Start screen (press the "Continue" button) => in the main program, you can create the walls in the perimeter, add windows, etc.
Punch, as any program, has a learning curve. The best way to learn the program, IMO, is practice + practice + practice => Read and follow the manual (this is important), see the videos => try to create elements not related with your project, so you will become familiar with the commands and how to develop the different components.
If you are interested, you will find an entire chapter about the different ways to start a project in my eBook exclusive for AS V19 users Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials for V19 - Windows Version

Patricia G. / Forum Moderator
--> My website: www.punchhelpers.com
--> My all in one e-book for V19 (Windows): Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials for V19 - Windows Version
--> My all in one e-book for V19 (Mac): Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials for V19 - Mac Version
--> My all in one e-book for V18: Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials for V18
--> My Home Design e-book: Designing your Dream Home Using Punch Software
--> My all in one e-book for previous versions: Learning Punch Software (R): Training, Tools & Tutorials - 2nd Edition
--> My e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Basic & Advanced Training-Second Edition
--> My e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Importing, Exporting and Printing-Second Edition
--> My e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Power Tools-Second Edition
--> My free e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Mini - Tutorials
--> My e-books free video presentation: Pat's e-books
--> My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/punchhelpers.links
--> My Tips & Tricks notes: https://www.facebook.com/punchhelpers.links/notes
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