D8.B.1 Design Operations
STAAD.Pro contains a broad set of facilities for designing structural members as individual components of an analyzed structure. The member design facilities provide the user with the ability to carry out a number of different design operations. These facilities may be used selectively in accordance with the requirements of the design problem. The operations to perform a design are:
Specify the members and the load cases to be considered in the design.
Specify whether to perform code checking or member selection.
Specify design parameter values, if different from the default values.
Specify whether to perform member selection by optimization.
These operations may be repeated by the user any number of times depending upon the design requirements. The entire ISI steel section table is supported. D8.B.13 Column With Lacings And Battens describes the specification of steel sections.