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GS. Workflows in STAAD.Pro

The program is organized to reflect the typical process of modeling, analyzing, and post-processing for a structure.

A workflow in STAAD.Pro groups all of the common tasks associated with a major stage of your structural project.

Overview of Workflows

Analytical Modeling
used to model your structure using analytical objects

Physical Modeling
opens the STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler application, which is used to model using physical objects which will be subsequently decomposed into analytical objects when exported back into the STAAD.Pro interface

Building Planner
used to generate concrete building models with the integrated STAAD Building Planner interface

used to import piping support geometry and reactions from Bentley AutoPIPE

used to review the results of analysis and design as well as to build reports

Foundation Design
used to select load and support data to send to STAAD Foundation Advanced for design

Steel AutoDrafter
used to generate construction drawings for steel-framed structures

Chinese Steel Design
used to design the analyzed steel structure per the Chinese design code in SSDD

Connection Design
used to specify steel connection types and design them in RAM Connection

Advanced Concrete Design
opens the Advanced Concrete Design (RCDC) application, which is used for the design of concrete building structures

Advanced Slab Design
used to define concrete slabs and transfer data to RAM Concept

this postprocessing workflow is used to check if the structure conforms to the basic geometric recommendations made in Eurocode 8 (EC8).
Tip: Once you are familiar with the Workflows, you can free up some screen area by unpinning the Workflows panel from the program window. It will then collapse to a tab on the left side of the application window. You can expand the panel by clicking on the tab to display the workflows when needed.

Where did the Modes and Page Controls go?

In previous generations of STAAD.Pro, a series of page controls were listed vertically along the left side of the view window. A series of operation modes were listed along the top of the view window (and also accessed via the Modes menu.

These modes have now been replaced by the Workflows panel. Similarly, the page controls are available for the current workflow just below the ribbon bar. These are now organized in a single row, rather than the former groupings.