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Re: Questions about stairs and railings
I also replied to your similar thread at the Autodesk ng's. Revit has provided stair features that function at the macro level. You are dealing with them at the micro level.
I believe you can model every aspect of a stair with Revit using a combination of the standard stair features, in-place families or families. The question is how much effort does it require compared to your current methods. At some point you will still find it most productive to use understood (standard) 2D details.
The problem you have finding stair expertise in this forum so far is that I don't think we have any other stair specialists yet? If we do, they are quiet about their presence. Further, we can't tell you with certainty that Revit will satisfy your every need. In fact I can guarantee it won't, witness the wish list.
As I suggested in the ng, you would do yourself a great service if you start a dialog with Revit's product team to discuss your needs, and if necessary, how to make stairs function at the micro level and serve your niche better. The Revit Implementation folks can also help you with specifics in a very powerful way.