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    By James Philip

    This is a situation many of us encounter, we have just created the perfect stair, but the Baluster leave a lot to be desired because of the default setting in type dialogue box. When explained we should get a better-looking result. The baluster on the stairs in Fig 1 has panels missing and the glass panels are at different heights, also the panel spacing isn’t uniform. This is not acceptable. We will edit the Baluster Type settings to get a better result.

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    Select the Baluster and choose the Edit Type button. See Fig 2.

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    The Type Properties dialogue box is displayed. Choose the Baluster Placement Edit Button. See Fig 3.

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    The edit Baluster Placement dialogue box now appears. We first edit the Justify to, Spread to Fit pattern. See Fig 4.

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    The result of this change of setting is shown in Fig 5.

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    I have created my own custom glass panel which I will now add to the baluster to change the spacing between the posts, but the most important thing is to make all the panels a uniform height. They differ because they are set to be offset from the host which would be fine if the stair angle was a uniform value, but because of the complex shape this is not the case. If we change the Base setting to Rail and then enter a negative offset, this ensures that our panel base setting is uniform. See Fig 6.

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    The finished baluster is a much more acceptable result. See Fig 7.

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