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Course Description

STAAD Pro stands for Structural Analysis and Designing Program. This Software is the most used Software for civil Engineering designing. It is not like AutoCAD. We work in only 2 dimensions in AutoCad and that is not detailed. In this software, you work 3 dimension-ally. Mainly the Software reduces your manual calculation and time.

STAAD.Pro stands for Structural Analysis and Design. STAAD.Pro software is widely used in analyzing and designing structures – buildings, bridges, towers, transportation, industrial and utility structures. Designs can involve building structures including culverts, petrochemical plants, tunnels, bridges, piles; and building materials like steel, concrete, timber, aluminium, and cold-formed steel.

What will you learn?

We introduce you to STAAD. Pro state of the art user interface, visualization tools, powerful analysis and design engines with the advanced finite element (FEM) and dynamic analysis capabilities. Some of the features that we focus in training include:

1. You will know how to complete object-oriented intuitive 2D/3D graphics model generation.

2. You will know how to use pull-down menus, floating toolbars, tooltip help

3. You will know how to carry out flexible zoom and multiple views

4. You will know how to have isometric and perspective views and 3D shapes

5. You will know how to use built-in command file editor and simple command language

6. You will know how to generate graphics/text input

7. You will know how to do efficient algorithm that minimises disk space requirements

8. You will know how to take presentation quality printer plots of geometry and results as part of a run output

9. You will know how to perform accurate and numerically efficient plate/shell element incorporating out-of-plane shear and in-plane rotation; automatic element mesh generation; comprehensive element stress output including in-plane stresses, out-of-plane shear, bending and principal stresses at nodal as well as user-specified points

10. You will learn how to achieve user-specified design parameters to customise design

11. You will know how to perform code check, member selection and optimized member selection consisting of analysis/design cycles.

12. You will know how to design concrete beams/columns/slabs/footings as per all major international code


STAAD.Pro is structural analysis software, usually used by civil engineers, to design the raw structure of a building. It is a package of complex calculation, involving placement of beams and columns. To master this software, you should have thorough engineering background, especially mechanical or Civil

If you are designing the structure confirming IS code then you need to have a good idea of what's going through the codes before you check Staad outputs. For e.g., while designing steel beams you need to check whether it is laterally supported or unsupported, unsupported length etc, moment calculation for different cases according to IS code and then do a manual check with the Staad output. Do manual check for maximum deflection limit for critical spans etc. Compare storey drift manually and with Staad output etc.


  Introduction to STAAD.Pro

  • Introduction to STAAD.Pro

   History of STAAD.Pro

  • History of STAAD.Pro

  Importance and Advantages of STAAD.Pro

  • Importance of STAAD.Pro
  • Advantages of STAAD.Pro

  Introduction to Structures

  • Structures
  • Types of Structures

  Introduction to Analysis

  • What is Analysis
  • Methods of Analysis
  • Basic Terminology in Analysis


  • Introduction to FEM & FEA
  • Meshing
  • Static Analysis

  Graphical user Interface in STAAD.Pro

  • Starting the Programme
  • Graphical Window
  • Configuration Programme

  Generation of New File in STAAD,Pro

  • Methods of Creating a New file
  • Types of Structures
  • Types of Modes
  • Model Window Layout
  • Units

  Model Generation in STAAD.Pro

  • Snap Node Beam Method lecture 1
  • Snap Node Beam Method lecture 2
  • Disadvantages of Snap Node Beam Method
  • Co-Ordinate Method
  • Advantages of Co-Ordinate Method

  Structural Modelling in STAAD.Pro

  • Geometry
  • Drafting Geometry using Snap/grid Method
  • Drafting Geometry using Linear Snap/grid Method
  • Drafting Geometry using Radial Snap/grid Method
  • Drafting Geometry using Irregular Snap/grid Method
  • Run Structure Wizard Method Lecture-1
  • Run Structure Wizard Method Lecture-2
  • Drafting Geometry using Copy Paste Method

  DXF Importing File Function

  • Introduction and Methods
  • DXF File Saving
  • Importing AutoCAD DXF In STAAD Pro
  • Creation of Center line Diagram
  • Structure Wizard method
  • File/Import Method


  • Types of Views in STAAD.Pro

  Structural Elements

  • Types of Structural Elements
  • Types of Selecting Cursors
  • Way of Selection

  Modify Toolbar in STAAD.Pro

  • Translational Repeat Lecture-1
  • Translational Repeat Lecture-2
  • Circular Repeat
  • Mirror
  • Rotate
  • Move

  Creation of Nodes

  • Insert Node

   Creation of Beams in STAAD.Pro

  • Add Beams Between Mid-Points
  • Add Beams by Perpendicular Intersection

  Modify Beam in STAAD.Pro

  • Connect Beams Along An Axis
  • Intersect Selected Members
  • Renumbering
  • Dimensioning


  • Introduction to Properties
  • Types of Properties

  Prismatic Properties

  • Circular Property
  • Rectangular Property
  • Tee
  • Trapezoidal
  • Material
  • Structure Diagrams
  • Plate Element Thickness

  Prismatic Properties-School Example

  • Modelling Geometry of School
  • Specify Member Properties

  Steel Section Properties

  • Built-In Steel Table
  • Types of Sectional Specification


  • Introduction to Loading
  • Primary Load
  • Create Primary Loads

  Self Weight

  • Self Weight
  • Calculation of Self Weight and Assigning

  Nodal Load

  • Introduction and Assigning of Nodal Load

  Member Load

  • Member Load Specifications
  • Uniform Force and Moment
  • Concentrated Force and Moment
  • Linear Varying Load
  • Trapezoidal Load
  • Hydrostatic Force

  Area Load

  • Area Load

  Floor Load

  • Floor Load

  Plate Load

  • Plate Load

  Surface Loads

  • Creation of Surface
  • Concentrated Load
  • Pressure on Full Surface
  • Partial Surface Pressure Load
  • Partial Surface Trapezoidal Load
  • Self Weight Load

  Solid Loads

  • Creating of Solids in STAAD.Pro
  • Solid Pressure Load

  Dead Loads

  • Introduction to Dead Loads
  • Wall Weights
  • Floor Weight

  Assigning of Dead Loads

  • Model Creation
  • Specify Member Properties & Support type
  • Adding Self weight
  • Adding Uniform Force & Slab Load
  • Assigning

  Live Load

  • Introduction to Live Load
  • Floor Load without Slab
  • Creation of Slab (Plate) and Assigning of Plate Load

  Wind Load

  • Introduction
  • Wind Definition
  • Assigning of Wind Load


  • Perform Analysis
  • Pre-Analysis Print & Post Print Analysis


  • Results
  • Node Results and Reactions
  • Beam Results & Beam Stresses
  • Beam Graphs, Animation & Reports

  Analysis of 1BHK House Example

  • Analysis of 1BHK House

  Seismic Loads

  • Introduction to Seismic Loads

  Seismic Definition

  • Seismic Definitions
  • Seismic Parameters
  • Self Weight
  • Member Weights and Floor Weights
  • Assigning