I can dig into slopes of the same level I am in. I've set to build stairs down >>> to lower level, and set some area around to be dug out to form first room. Here's how it looks underground... enter image description here

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I have also set to build stairs up from lower level, but this still does not affect my miners. All other mining jobs on this level are being done without problems.

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    When you say "set to build stairs down", which commands did you use for that? Apr 30, 2019 at 9:07

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It appears that your stairs up and stairs down are offset. They should be directly above/below one another, as opposed to above/below and moved one tile. For example, in your first picture, I believe the dots are where your stairs should go.

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