STAAD.Pro Help

M. Settings menu

Contains items for controlling non-element specific settings as well as the behavior and display of the drawing environment.

Table 1. Settings menu items
Menu item Description
Preferences … Opens the Preferences dialog, which is used to set the units, colors, output types, and databases for standard sections.
Grid Options … Opens the Grid Parameters dialog, which is used to specify the grid spacing along the Y and Z directions and the Angle of rotation of the grid axes.
Grid Used to set or clear the display of the drawing grid in the View window.
Coordinate Axis Used to set or clear the display of the coordinate axis.
Snap to grid Used to set or clear the snap to grid behavior, which provides drawing assistance by selecting the nearest grid point to a selected point in the View window.
Zoom In Used to increase the magnification in the View window.
Zoom Out Used to decrease the magnification in the View window.
Zoom to Region Maginifies a windowed area of the View window.
Show All Decreases the magnification to display the extents of the overall dimensions.
Table 2. Additional settings menu items in the Surface mode
Menu item Description
Projection This divides the View window into four views, with each view displaying a different projection of the surface model. The lower right hand corner remains the active view for using the view controls, where the top left, top right, and bottom left views become the Plan, Side Elevation, and Front Elevation views, respectively.