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How to extend beam in STAAD.Pro?

In previous article we saw how to extend beam in ETABS, now let us see how to extend beam in STAAD. Following are the steps to do the same.

1. Select the beam line which you want to extend.
2. Go to geometry → Stretch selected member command.
Or select the button shown in the red box which is the shortcut for stretch member command. 
3. Tick on “To an existing member” and select the cursor shown against it.


4. Select the member up to which you want to extend the line.


5. Your beam line is extended to the existing member.


6. If you want to extend up to an existing node, tick on “To an existing node” and select the node to which you want the beam to be extended.

7. Enjoy STAAD.

Some other STAAD Pro topics you may like to explore :
About Nodes, Beams and PlateCreate DXF file for importing in STAAD Backup ModelTooltip OptionsAxis ColorChange Default unitsRenumber NodesRenumber BeamsRenumber ColumnsShortcuts of STAAD ProChange default design Codes You may also like to read how to e…

How to Extend a line in ETABS?

How to find the mass of reinforcing bar quickly?

Simple way to find the weight of reinforcing bar:

The density of steel is 7850 kg/m³. Now let say you want weight per m. then what will be the formulation? Check this out.
7850(kg/m³) x [pi()/4 x d² ](m²)= mass of the bar per m. (eq. 1) Now resolving this we get 7850 x pi()/4 = 6165.375 right?Putting this into eq. 1
6165.375 (kg/m³) x d² (m²) = mass per m. (eq. 2)
What can be bar diameter? Let say 10mm, 12mm. . . we are used to mm format bar diameters, right? So, let us make formulation to eq. 2 for inputting bar dia as mm. 
1m = 1000mm. => 6165.375 x 10^-6 = 1/162.196
Hence, mass per m of bar = d² (mm²)/162.196.
Now if you want to get mass per feet, then use this relation 1m = 3.281 feet 
Therefore mass of bar per feet = d² (mm²)/(162.196 x 3.281) = d² (mm²)/532.139.
So now onwards, please don’t bother to use d²/162.2 for finding mass of reinforcement. Enjoy.
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How to extract reinforcement percentage from ETABS?

We can see reinforcement percentage requirement of columns and beams in ETABS. Many a times we want to get a summary of concrete design results, we do this by copying the table from display menu and pasting the same in Excel. Some of our smart colleague use Microsoft access for the same.


The results summery are being shown something like as shown below. This result does not show reinforcement percentage required for the columns.


Now the question is how to get the result where we can find reinforcement percentage requirement of columns? What if we can get result summery something like below?


That is a better way of presenting the results. You can do so. Just follow some simple steps shown below.
1. Run your model and do concrete design.



2. God to file → print tables → concrete frame design.


3. Select output summery and rtf format and press OK.


4. Save file and open the same. You will find a table showing the result format you wanted.
5. Copy the table and paste i…

How to Change currency format to Indian style in Windows 7?

How to Change currency format to Indian style?
Do you see currency as 1,333,452,265 instead of 1,33,34,52,265 ? you can change the currency style to Indian grouping style. Just follow the steps shown below:

1.Goto control panel and open Date, Time, Language and Regional Options.



2.Click on Change the format of numbers, dates and times.


3.Click on Customize.


4.Click on currency.


5.Select from drop down list in Digit Grouping.


6.Change the grouping pattern to 12,34,56,789. 



Click apply and OK. Now open Excel, type any number, change its format to currency and see the change of grouping. Bingo, you have changed the currency grouping style to Indian. Enjoy. 

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How to hide error values from a cell in MS Excel?

Let's say your spreadsheet formulas have errors that you anticipate and don't need to correct, but you want to improve the display of your results. There are several ways to hide error values and error indicators in cells.
There are many reasons why formulas can return errors. For example, division by 0 is not allowed, and if you enter the formula =1/0, it returns #DIV/0. Error values include #DIV/0!, #N/A, #NAME?, #NULL!, #NUM!, #REF!, and #VALUE!. There are many ways to hide such values. Here are some methods to do the same.
Option 1:  Format text in cells that contain errors so that they don't show. Follow the seteps shown below. 1. Select the cells that contain the error value.
2. On the Format menu, click Conditional Formatting.
3. In the box on the left, click "Formula Is".
4. In the box on the right, type =ISERROR("reference"), where "reference" is a reference to the cell that contains the error value.
5. Click "Format", and th…

how to hide 0 values in a spreadsheet?

option 1: 
Perhaps the simplest way to hide all zero values in a sheet is to let the worksheet do it Just remember, this setting works at the sheet level. You must set it for each sheet in the workbook, as follows.

Click the File menu and then choose Options (under Help). In Excel 2007, click the Office button and then click Excel Options. In Excel 2003, choose Options from the Tools menu.Choose Advanced in the left pane. In Excel 2003, click the View tab.In the Display Options For This Worksheet section, uncheck the Show A Zero In Cells That Have Zero Value.Click OK.
option 2 :
The sheet setting will hide all zero values in the sheet. If you want to hide specific zero values, but not all, you can use a numeric format instead:

Select the cells that contain the zero values that you want to hide. Click the Home tab and click the Number group's dialog launcher (the small arrow in the bottom-right corner. In Excel 2003, choose Cells from the Format menu.Click the Number tab (if necessary…

How to add title on every page in MS excel?

Many a times we have lots of rows of data. When we want to print the same we need titles to be appeared on every page. There is an option for it in excel.
Follow the following procedure:
1. Just go to page layout.
2. Select the option called print title.
3. Select the area you want to see as title on every page.
4. See print preview. You can see the title appeared on every page.
Happy exceling.

How to search about medicines using Google?

To see information about most generic and brand name prescription drugs in the U.S., enter the drug name into the search box, and Google will display a summary and description of that medication. You can click through links from the National Institutes of Health to get more information about side effects, how to take the medication, precautions, dietary instructions, and what to do if you miss a dose.

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How to find about disease using Google?

To see information about a common disease or symptom, enter it into the search box and Google will return the beginning of an expert summary. You can click through to read the entire article.
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How to find movie timing using Google?

To find reviews and show times for movies playing near you, type “movies” or the name of a current film into the Google search box. If you’ve already saved your location on a previous search, the top search result will display show times for nearby theatres for the movie you've chosen.

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How to search synonyms using Google?

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.

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