Any project. Anywhere. Any material.
You can design, analyze, and document structural projects – anywhere in the world, with any material using STAAD. It offers you a flexible solution to cover all your structural engineering needs from the foundation up. STAAD is a comprehensive structural finite element analysis and design application that allows users to perform analysis on any structure exposed to static, dynamic, wind, earthquake, thermal, and moving loads. STAAD comes in different variations so you can choose what’s best for you.
*Prices vary per region. For more options, see licensing and subscriptions section.
— Vikrant Chaudhary, Tandon Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
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Frequently Asked Questions
STAAD is a comprehensive structural finite element analysis and design application that allow users to perform analysis on any structure exposed to static, dynamic, wind, earthquake, thermal, and moving loads.
Structural engineers must make a variety of difficult decisions every day. To help them perform this advanced work, structural engineers rely on dedicated structural engineering software. This software helps automate extremely time-consuming processes for the structural engineer, including building a digital model, studying the forces acting on the structure, solving the equations and mathematics that predict the structure’s behavior; and ensuring all elements and systems in the structure and have adequate strength and stiffness.
Further, it is important to choose software that will help structural engineers conform to regulatory codes and ensure safety. Structural engineering software helps users save time and ensure accuracy, which is vital when dealing with structure stability and strength.
STAAD is a popular structural analysis application known for advanced analysis, diverse applications of use, interoperability, and time-saving capabilities. STAAD helps structural engineers perform 3D structural analysis and design for both steel and concrete structures. A physical model created in the structural design software can be transformed into an analytical model for structural analysis. Many design code standards are incorporated into STAAD to make sure that the structural design complies with local regulations.
STAAD is available in multiple versions.
STAAD stands for Structural Analysis and Design software.
Structural WorkSuite eliminates concerns about product-by-product license availability by combining individually priced applications into a single bundle. It helps engineers on tight budgets take advantage of comprehensive workflows rather than being stuck with the inefficiencies and limitations of partial workflows. Each Structural WorkSuite user can employ all applications within the software package with no extra fees. Learn more.
Structural WorkSuite includes:
Many design code standards are incorporated into STAAD to make sure that the structural design complies with local regulations. Some of these codes include:
The price of STAAD.Pro and STAAD.Pro Advanced varies per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Bentley’s eStore. When you purchase through the eStore you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.
Intel Pentium or AMD processor 2.0 GHz or greater
Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1 or 7 32 or 64 bit OS
1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended. Additional memory potentially improves performance, particularly when working with larger models. 4 GB or more can help speed up solutions for very large complex models with large numbers of load cases.
Requirements will vary depending on the modules you are installing. A typical minimum is 500 MB free space.
Graphics card and monitor with 1280×1024 resolution, 256 color display (16-bit high color recommended.) A sound card and speakers are needed for the tutorial movies and slide shows.
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