AD.2006.1.5 Enhancement of Z UP System
The default coordinate system for a model can be set by going to Configure option is only available when no STAAD model is open. If a STAAD model is open, one has to click on to close the file first.. The
The Configure Program dialog comes up as shown in the next figure.
The Z up option can then be selected and applied to the model. This would set the Z axis to be the vertical axis instead of the default Y axis. Subsequently all modeling, analysis and postprocessing items would be based on this coordinate system.