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How to model beams in STAAD.Pro?

Previous Topic: How to create nodes in STAAD Pro? You can create a structural model by creating nodes, followed by joining them or by directly creating nodes from Snap node/beam. Let us see each one. Create beams by snap node grids.  Once you start a model with add beam option, you get grid and a snap node/beam window. how to set up the grid is shown in Create nodes . Once you have set the grid, just start creating beams at the intersection of grids. Make sure Snap node/beam is on.  You don't need to press CTRL when creating beams. If you want to end the beam creation, press ESC. To start creating beams again, click snap node/beam at the bottom of snap node/beam window.  Join nodes by entering node numbers in beams table.  Enter node numbers the beams window in geometry panel. If you can't see the beams table, just right click on any table and select beams. Make sure you are in geometry panel.    Enter beam detail in input file.  You can go to inp

How to model nodes in STAAD.Pro?

Previous Topic: What are nodes, beams and plates in STAAD Pro? So, now that you know what is STAAD Pro. and how to start a model in it let us learn to create a model by creating nodes. In next topic you will be learning the creation of beams. To know what are nodes, beams and plates in STAAD Pro. follow this link . Nodes can be created in many ways, let us learn one by one. Create nodes on snap node grids.  Once you start a new model with add beam option, you will be directed to snap node beam with default grid. Click on edit to edit the grid. you can set the grids as per your architectural center lines or column positions. add spacing as per your requirement. make sure the origin at 0,0,0. Hold down the CTRL key and place the nodes at the intersections you want. the node placement courser shall come only when snap node/beam is on. you can read out the instruction at the bottom left to understand how it works.  Once you have placed the nodes, close

What to do when your DTH show "No Signal"?

For the last 15 days, There was "No signal" message on many of the Tatasky channels. Frankly speaking, pathetic service by customer care. Finally, today a technician came with Digital signal finder and two spanners. Saw the signal, went up to the disk, opened some bolts and set signal tester between lines and saw signal quality and set disk such that signal quality sets above 75. Done, they took 200/- for this 5 minute solution.   An idea stuck to my mind, why to pay every time when we get "No Signal"? let us set a method in which way you yourself can solve the "No Signal" problem. These are the indications that you have to realign the disk.  1. "No Signal" message.  2. Check out signal quality if you find the above shown "No Signal" message. If your signal quality is less than 75, you are in need of realignment of disk. Thing you need for realignment are: Wrench or Spanner . these Digital Signal Finder.

What is STAAD.Pro?

The year was 1997, REI (Research engineers international) developed a structural analysis and design computer program. The place was Yorba Linda, CA a suburban city in orange county, California. The program named as STAAD – III. The program initially used by Iowa State University for educational purposes. The first version of STAAD III was made in 1978. The initial program start with selecting printer selection where you want to print the output. Once you select the printer you had to log out and log in again to select other printer. These were the days of starting computer era. Once you have completed printer selection you will be at the GUI of STAAD III. It was looking like this: Courtesy: Iowa State University Basic information about STAAD III was given like “"STAAD_III for Windows / Windows NT is a comprehensive structural engineering software that addresses all aspects of structural engineering -model development analysis, design, verification, and visualisation.

How to start a new model in STAAD.Pro?

Previous Topic: What is STAAD Pro? Modeling is the heart of structural design in STAAD Pro. If you have done the modelling right, half the road is travelled. Let us learn how to do modelling in STAAD Pro. Let’s first learn how to create a 3D Space frame Model. For creating a new model, open STAAD Pro and Select “New Project”. A new model window pops up, Select space in type, Give your structure a name, brows location where you want to save this structure ( try to have a separate folder for structure, as there will be lots of files prepared along with STAAD Pro. model file). Select length units, force units and press next. Once you press next, types of options by which you can model a structure window opens. Select each type and you can see description of that type of modelling method. Let us learn one by one. 1. Add beam: Description says “Begin building your model by creating new joints and beams using the construction grid, drawing tools and spreadsheets.”

How to use data validation in MS Excel?

Data validation is a tool that reduces errors, it helps in making cells constraint to some particular values only. MS Excel says " Data validation is an Excel feature that you can use to define restrictions on what data can or should be entered in a cell. You can configure data validation to prevent users from entering data that is not valid." That means, using Data validation, you are controlling the cell values. You can allow people to enter data of their choice, but warn them once when they try to add it in the cell. You can also provide messages to show what kind of input you want for the cell, and instructions to help them correct if any errors comes in. So, the question is, when is Data validation be helpful? To give answer to this question, i can say, whenever you want your choice in a cell, data validation will be helpful. When you share your workbook, you want a predefined format to be followed by in order to get the accurate results from the entries. In s

How to use Vlookup in MS Excel?

Hi friends, Let us learn about Vlookup function of MS Excel. If, you have a big table and you dont want to drag your mouse each and every time you need some value from that table, you can use Lookup or Vlookup or Hlookup.  These are some of the best techniques of data extraction from tables.  Vlookup is used to extract data from a table, follow these steps to use it.