I. To enable auto-recovery
To turn on the auto-recovery feature and set the frequency of auto-recovery backups, use the following procedure.
This feature will automatically create backups based on a specified time interval (default of 5 minutes) of your entire STAAD project, including physical models. In the event of a program crash or if the program is simply closed without saving changes, the program will detect the auto recovery files and prompt you to open from that recovery state when you re-open the associated STAAD model.
The auto-recovery process will only run if changes are detected in the files since your last save action.
- From the Start page, select the Configure tool. The Application Configuration dialog opens.
- Select the Options tab.
- Check the option to Save AutoRecover information every X minutes.
- (Optional) Type the how often (in minutes) you want the program to save recovery state for open files. The default of 5 minutes is recommended. Intervals shorter than this can degrade performance.
- Click OK.
Tip: If you find that the auto-recovery process is causing performance issues when running (which may occur in large models), then you can toggle it off in the Quick Access toolbar. This will not stop a current auto-recovery process, but will prevent it from running subsequently until toggled back on again.