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M. Load Combinations

This section describes how to add load combinations to your STAAD.Pro results.

Note: Load combinations of primary load cases are algebraic combination of analysis results. Therefore, they are not applicable to nonlinear analyses.

Load Combinations with Loads from STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler

When you are creating load combinations using loads from STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler, there are two approaches:
  1. Creating primary loads for each reference load generated from STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler. This will combine the analysis results of primary load cases and allow you to include the STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler loads in those results.
  2. Using repeat load combinations. These load combinations will use the reference load cases generated by STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler (with any necessary load factors).
Note: Do not use primary load cases with STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler reference loads and repeat style load combinations, or the results of those load cases will be included twice.