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How to take backup of your model in STAAD.Pro.?

Backup files in STAAD are saved as .SBK file type. You can take as many time interval backup as you want. More over you can compare two backup models for changes being made. You can set predefined time intervals at which model can be backed up. By default backups are saved in the folder where model is saved. You can change that too. For opening backup manager, start STAAD and in project task open backup manager. Set no. of auto save backups and time intervals for the same. Set no of manual save backups, keep backups as less as you need. Because, that consumes disk space. If you are a new modeler, you should be saving more backups, but if you are an expert, you might need only 3 to 5 backups, that is too much for the experienced STAAD user.  Set backup directory, by default the project directory is the backup directory. You can change the backup directory by un checking the project directory option and specifying the directory path for the backup. One should have

How to change Structural tool tip options in STAAD.Pro?

Many a times you need element information for better interpretation or in use of something viz, putting coordinates of nodes in area load assignment, finding beam length etc. At that time you click on it and get the information about elements. But, what if you hover over an element and get its number and other related information? It’s a good idea indeed, right? Yes, it is possible. Just follow the following steps and you can get all the element information you need just by hovering over it. 1. Go to view menu and click on structural tool tip options.  2. Select the element in the tool, in options column, click right all the information that you want at the time of hovering.  3. Set tip delay as you want the tool tip to show after milliseconds.  4. Press ok and hover over an element and see the information you needed.  5. Enjoy STAAD. Some other STAAD Pro topics you may like to explore : About Nodes, Beam