STAAD.Pro Help

M. To Add Columns Automatically to the Entire Plan

To place columns automatically at detected points on the entire plan, use the following steps.

  1. In a plan workspace, either:

    select Column >  Auto Column, or


    select Column >  Locate Column.

    Columns are added at all slab corners on the floor, unless you selected the Locate Column option. In that case, the first detected column location is selected and the Locate Column dialog opens.
  2. (オプション) If you selected the Locate Column feature, either:

    Specify the current column mark, offset, and orientation, or


    click Skip to skip to the next detected column location, or


    click Skip Line to skip all the detected locations in the current column line, or


    click End to stop adding columns.

  3. Repeat Step 2 as needed until you have reached the end of the detected column locations.

If you used the auto column feature or if you neglected to skip a location, you may need to delete any unwanted columns (e.g., those added at the end of a slab intended to cantilever), move columns, or edit the parameters of columns which are different than the default values for the plan.