STAAD Advanced Concrete Design is performed using the RCDC application, which is installed separately from STAAD.Pro. This program can be launched from the STAAD.Pro Building Designer mode or as a standalone application.
RCDC is a highly automated design tool for concrete building structures. This tutorial guides you through the process of designing the elements in a concrete building. It will also indicate where to change the design settings to customize design and detailing to meet the requirements of your project or organization.
This tutorial uses example files that are installed with STAAD.Pro V8i. However, you will be making changes to this example file so you may wish to make a backup copy to preserve the example as installed with STAAD.Pro. A copy of the original input file is also included as Appendix A of this tutorial.