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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 a different backup folder for surpassing accidental folder loss. 
For use of backup file,
  • Go to file menu and click on open backup manager. 
  • You can change all the parameters as mentioned above.

  • Moreover you can see backed up files here. You can compare them, restore them, save them at different location, and view them. 
Always have backups for saving the models you made. Enjoy STAAD.

Some other STAAD Pro topics you may like to explore :

  1. About Nodes, Beams and Plate
  2. Create DXF file for importing in STAAD 
  3. Tooltip options
  4. About changing default Units
  5. Axis Color
  6. Extend Beam
  7. Renumber Nodes
  8. Renumber Beams
  9. Renumber Columns
  10. Shortcuts of STAAD Pro
  11. Change default design Codes
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vijay solanki said…
Staad pro help content is rich enough to give you the req. knowledge. Keep reading the blog, we will be sharing the tips and tricks of STAAD.
Joel Bhatti said…
what is the meaning of "no. of Autosave backups" ?? please make ir claer as this is doubtful.
Thanks in advance.