STAAD.Pro Help

P. To display solid results contours

To display analysis results of solid elements as contour lines on the solid faces, use the following procedure.

Solid stresses can be displayed as contour lines along the solid element faces graphically for a variety of stress types.
  1. Either:

    on the Results ribbon tab, select the Solid Stress tool in the View Results group


    select the Solid Results page in the Postprocessing workflow bar

    The Diagrams dialog opens to the Solid Stress Contour tab.

    The tables in the Solid Results page also display results data for many of the stress types for both solid corners and solid centers.

    Note: The stress values displayed in the Postprocessing workflow tables are "smoothed" by averaging stresses from adjacent elements. Therefore, they may not be equal to those corner stresses reported in the STAAD.Pro .anl for the same model.
  2. (Optional) Select the Load Case.
    Tip: The current load case in the Results ribbon tab will be selected.
  3. Select the Stress Type to display. STAAD.Pro can display a variety of component element stresses or stress combinations.
  4. Select the display options for the contours.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Make any different selections to change the contour display as needed and then click Apply again to update the view.
  7. Click OK. The dialog closes.