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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 Plate Create DXF file for importing in STAAD  Backup Model Tooltip Options Axis Color Change Default units Renumber Nodes Renumber Beams Renumber Columns Shortcuts of STAAD Pr

How to Extend a line in ETABS?

Many a times we need to extend beams to the perpendicular beams some distance away. In ETABS, we have to follow a procedure to do the same. Following are the steps you need to do in order to extend a line. Select the line and the end point of the side you want to extend along with the line up to which you want to extend.      Go to Edit → Align points/lines/edges →extend line object → OK.   Line is extended.    you may also like to read How to extend beam in STAAD Pro.? Hope you find it useful. Comment if you have doubts or suggestions. Like, tweet and + post if you find it useful. follow us to get more.

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

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 wan

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.       Go   to 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.  Give us the comments if any.

Quantities for unit volume.

Quantities for unit volume (m 3 ) Work Proportion Cement (bags) Sand      (cu m) Agg.       (cu m) Bricks (no.) Rubble (cu m) Mason (no.) Labour (no.) Excavation 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 0.15 Concreting PCC   1:4:8 3.00 0.46 0.84 0.00 0.00 0.09 1.77   1:3:6 4.19 0.44 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.09 1.77   1:2:4 6.43 0.42 0.90 0.00 0.00 0.09 1.77 Concreting RCC   1:4:8 3.00 0.42 0.84 0.00 0.00 0.18 2.12   1:3:6 4.19 0.44 0.88 0.00 0.00 0.18 2.12   1:2:4 6.43 0.42 0.90 0.00 0.00 0.18 2.12 Brick Masonary