I. Command Line Syntax
The following format is used when running STAAD.Pro from the command line interface.
<path>\SProStaad\SProStaad.exe STAAD <input_file> [Options]
|<path>||the installation path for STAAD.Pro, which is C:\Program Files\Bentley\Engineering\STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition\ STAAD\ by default.|
|<input_file>||the name of the STAAD input file you want to use as input.|
The following is a simple example which can be run from a directory containing Example.std.
C:\Program Files\Bentley\Engineering\STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition\STAAD\SProStaad\SProStaad.exe STAAD Example.std /s
When the analysis and design engine is complete, it will close as a result of using the 'silent' option. Otherwise, this window must be manually closed.
Batch File Example
The following can be saved as a batch file (.bat) in any text editor. This batch file will analyze and design all the US examples which ship with the product by making use of a FOR command that loops through all STAAD input files beginning with the string "Examp".
::Create a new variable with the location of the SProStaad.exe file SET SProInst="C:\Program Files\Bentley\Engineering\STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition\STAAD\SProStaad" ::Add this to the system path variable for this session SET PATH="%PATH%";%SProInst% ::Create a variable to the default location of the STAAD US Example files SET USExamps="%PUBLIC%\Documents\STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition\Sample Models\US" FOR %%f IN (%USExamps%\Examp*.std) DO ( ECHO %%~nf SProStaad.exe STAAD "%%~nf.std" /h ) EXIT /B
No additional windows will open while the analysis and design engine runs as a result of using the "hidden" option.