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T.1 Specifying post-analysis print commands

Once an analysis has been completed, the program can then provide results of the analysis in the output. In particular, you will request member end forces and support reactions written to the output file.

The STAAD input file commands generated are:

  1. Select all the beam members by one of the following methods:

    on the Select ribbon tab, select the All tool in the Beams group


    click-and-drag a window around all members in the View window


    press <Ctrl+A>

  2. On the Analysis and Design ribbon tab, select the Post-Analysis Commands tool in the Analysis Data group.

  3. On the Post Analysis Print - Whole Structure dialog, click Define Commands. The Analysis/Print Commands dialog opens.
  4. Add the member forces results to the output:
    1. Select the Member Forces tab.
    2. Click Assign.
      Tip: Since you first selected the members, you can assign the command to those members directly from this dialog. Otherwise, you would add the command and then assign it —similar to how you assigned load case items— to those members.
    3. Click Close.
  5. On the Select ribbon tab, select the Supports tool in the Nodes group.

    The supported nodes (nodes 1 and 4) are both selected.
  6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to open the Analysis/Print Commands dialog for the post-print commands.
  7. Add the support reactions to the output:
    1. Select the Support Reactions tab.
    2. Click Assign.
    3. Click Close.
    The command is added to the list of commands.

The Post Analysis Print dialog after the post-analysis print commands are added and assigned.

Tip: Remember to save your work by either click Save on the File ribbon tab , the Save tool, or pressing <CTRL+S>.