STAAD.Pro Help

GS. Start Page

The start page is displayed when STAAD.Pro opens or there is no model currently open.

Open tab

Used to open an existing STAAD input file or Archive. You can also open STAAD projects from a ProjectWise data source.

Select the Recent tab to view recent files by type. Hover your mouse pointer over any file to display the file and CONNECT Project properties.

The Additional License options are available here to allow you to select which license options you want to use before opening a file.

Tip: If you hover your mouse pointer over any item in the recent files list, you will see several tool icons on the right-hand side:
  • Pint to list – pin this project to the top of the list
  • Remove from list – remove this project from the list
  • Open Containing Folder – open the folder where the project is saved in Windows Explorer

New tab

Used to create a new STAAD project. Options are available to start with an analytical model, a physical model, or in STAAD Building Planner.

The Additional License options are available here to allow you to select which license options you want to use before creating a file.

Archive tab

Used to create or extract STAAD.Pro archive files.

Share tab

Table 1. Share menu items
Tool name Description


Send Mail
Used to share STAAD.Pro project files as an e-mail attachment. The selected project files associated with a STAAD.Pro input file are saved as a STAAD.Pro ZIP file (file extension .stz).


ProjectWise
Used to save STAAD.Pro project files to a ProjectWise data source. The selected project files associated with a STAAD.Pro input file are saved as a STAAD.Pro ZIP file (file extension .stz).

Help tab

Table 2. Help menu items
Tool name Description
Contents Opens the online help in your web browser.
OpenSTAAD Help Opens the online help in your web browser to the OpenSTAAD reference section.
Technical Support Opens the Worldwide Technical Support Resources dialog, which offers a map of worldwide technical support contacts for STAAD.Pro.
ReadMe Opens the STAAD.Pro Read Me file in your web browser.
Knowledge Base and FAQs Opens the STAAD.Pro Support Solutions page on Bentley Communities in your web browser.
Discussion Group Opens the RAM | STAAD Forum on Bentley Communities in your web browser.
Tutorials Opens the Bentley LEARNserver in your web browser. Here you can access training and learning paths for STAAD.Pro and other Bentley products.
Table 3. About menu items
Tool name Description
About STAAD.Pro Opens the About STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edtion dialog, which contains version, licensing, and legal information about the product. Any Technical Preview items contained in the current version will also be listed here.
Product News Opens the STAAD.Pro product page at Bentley.com in your web browser.
Home Page Opens the Bentley.com home page in your web browser.