G.6.3 User-Provided Steel Table
You can provide a customized steel table with designated names and proper corresponding properties. The program can then find member properties from those tables. Member selection may also be performed with the program selecting members from the provided tables only.
These tables can be provided as a part of a STAAD.Pro input or as separately created files from which the program can read the properties. If you do not use standard rolled shapes or only use a limited number of specific shapes, you can create permanent member property files. Analysis and design can be limited to the sections in these files.