RR 21.00.00-2.1 STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler
You can use physical modeling concepts to generate structure geometry and reference load cases through the STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler interface.
You can launch STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler by selecting this as the modeling method when creating a new model on the Start page or by selecting the Physical Modeling workflow for an empty model.
- Syncing physical model data will overwrite any model geometry created in the analytical modeling interfaces (i.e, traditional STAAD.Pro user interface or STAAD.Pro Editor).
- You cannot edit geometry, materials, reference loads, etc. created in the physical modeling interface from either the STAAD.Pro user interface or the STAAD.Pro Editor. Physical models must be edited in STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler.
- It is recommend that you begin a physical model by selecting the Physical Modeler from the New Model Wizard.
The STAAD.Pro tutorials have been re-written to incorporate the physical modeling workflow. It is recommended that even experienced STAAD users work through these tutorials to familiarize themselves with STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler.
Similarly, take some time to review the Quick Overview and Getting Started sections of the STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler help as they describe many of the differences in working in STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler versus the traditional STAAD.Pro interface and STAAD input files.