STAAD.Pro Help

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Table 1. Clipboard group
Tool Name Description Shortcut

Pastes the clipboard contents (text only) at the cursor position. <Ctrl+V>

Copies the selected contents to the clipboard and deletes the original. <Ctrl+X>

Copies the selected contents to the clipboard. <Ctrl+C>
Table 2. Edit group
Tool name Description Shortcut
Select All Selects the entire contents of the programming area. <Ctrl+A>

Undoes the last action in the editor. <Ctrl+Z>

Reverses the last undo action. <Ctrl+Y>
Indent Indents the selected line or lines.
Outdent Outdents the selected line or lines.

Changes the current line (or lines, if a selection spans multiple lines) to a comment. These lines are then ignored by the compiler.

Changes a commented line or lines back to commands to be interpreted by the compiler.
Table 3. Search group
Tool name Description Shortcut

Opens the Find dialog, which is used to find strings that match the dialog input. <Ctrl+F>

Opens the Replace dialog, which is used to replace any matched strings with a different string. <Ctrl+H>

Opens the Go To Line dialog, which is used to move the cursor to a specified line number. <Ctrl+G>
Table 4. Execute group
Tool name Description

Runs the current macro.

Pauses running the current macro. Click again to resume.

Stops running the current macro.
Table 5. Debug group
Tool name Description

Toggle Design Mode
Toggles the display of the design pane, which allows you to review status and values during code debugging.
Toggle Breaks Adds or removes a breakpoint at the line where the cursor is currently placed.
Note: A breakpoint indicates where the script editor should suspend your code so you can take a look at the code details.
Clear Breaks Removes all breakpoints from the code.
Step Into Running the code with this tool advances the macro execution one step at a time.
Step Out This tool resumes the macro execution until the current function returns.
Step Over This tool allows you to advance beyond code your not interested in reviewing. It then advances to the next step.
Current Statement
Table 6. Design group
Tool name Description

User Dialog
Opens the UserDialog Editor, which is used to create end-user dialogs for your macro.

Add References
Opens the References dialog, which is used to include references for APIs, including OpenSTAAD.

Browse Object
Opens the ActiveX Automation Members dialog, which allows you to browse the contents of currently available libraries.

View Objects
The drop-down list is used to toggle the display of Object and Proc lists in the main view.