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T.1 Specifying the CHECK CODE command

As part of the iterative process of analysis and design, you must perform a code check on the selected members after they have been analyzed. This ensures that the new set of member forces do not exceed the capacity of the selected members.

A code checking operation which uses the up-to-date cross sections of the members and the latest member forces is used to evaluate that the members have sufficient capacity per the code specifications.

The STAAD input file commands generated are:

  1. In the Steel Design - Whole Structure dialog, click Commands.

    The Design Commands dialog opens.

  2. Select the Check Code tab.

  3. Click Add.
  4. Click Close.
  5. Select the unassigned CHECK CODE entry in the Steel Design - Whole Structure dialog.
  6. Select the Assign to View option in the Assignment Method group.
  7. Click Assign. A message dialog prompting you to confirm the assignment.
  8. Click Yes.
Tip: Remember to save your work by either click Save on the File ribbon tab , the Save tool, or pressing <CTRL+S>.