1. User Interface
•Graphical tools: Models can be created quickly and accurately using structural grids, tooltips to highlight data, frame generators, and a structure wizard for standard structural frames.
•Visualization: From simple wire frames for speed, accuracy, and ease of use to fully rendered 3D models for clear mass distribution and presentation.
•All new advanced IDE style Editor with IntelliSense, Database Integration, and context sensitive help
•Meshing tools: Triangular or quadrilateral meshes created from zones within defined models or imported from DXF files.
•Load generators: Seismic UBC, IBC, ASME wind and snow, bridge loading BEAVA
•Customizable interface with VBA tools: Create windows and tables to your own specifications. SQL query builder
•Beams: Standard linear, curved and physical beams, compression/tension only, with databases of sections from around the world.
•Plates: 3- or 4-noded 2D plates and surface objects with holes.
•Solid: Solid 3D bricks from 4- to 8-noded
•Supports: Foundation and multi-linear springs
•Loads: Full range of loads for static and dynamic analysis that can be defined explicitly or calculated using the wide range of load generators
•Elastic: Traditional first-order including iterative one-way analysis
•P-Delta: Both large and small P-Delta including stress-stiffening effects.
•Imperfection: Account for imperfections in structural geometry
•Dynamic: Modal analysis including stress-stiffening eigensolution and steady-state options, time history, and response spectrums.
•Basic and advanced solvers
•Code checking and design
•Shear wall designs
4. Post Processing
•The STAAD Pro V8i interface is configured to suit the model to ease access to the required data.
•Interactive graphics: Linked tables and windows to get direct feedback from one item in related windows.
•Output file: Simple clear information to verify the analysis.
•User report: Create high-quality documents.
•Contoured stress plots: Using automatic or user-configured scales, colors, and limits
•Animations: View displacements, stress contours, or mode shapes dynamically