M. To generate geometry from a DXF file
This is a utility which allows the geometry (nodes, members, plates, etc.) of a previously created model to be imported and altered.
If the geometry of a model is created using a drawing program like AutoCAD and saved in a DXF file, it can be imported into STAAD using this utility.
- Select Import CAD Models from the Model Type drop-down list.
Drag-and-drop the Scan DXF icon into the view window.
Double-click the Scan DXF icon.
- Select the DXF file you want to use and click Open. The drawing geometry is opened in Structure Wizard.