OnDemand Training | STAAD: Overview of OpenSTAAD

Do you want to customize STAAD.Pro and its functions to meet your specific needs? If so OpenSTAAD is the answer.

Join this session and learn how to minimize manual effort, as we demonstrate a few of these customized tools. We will explain the step-by-step process to execute any OpenSTAAD functions using MS Excel VBA and STAAD.Pro Macro editor.

This training will provide both a top-level overview, as well as, in-depth instruction for OpenSTAAD.

In this training you will learn:

  •  What is OpenSTAAD and which programming languages it can be used with
  • The operations you can perform using OpenSTAAD
  • Examples of operations and modules such as:
    • Generate moving load in a circular ramp structure
    • Import and generate load combination/repeat load directly from Microsoft Excel data
    • Export support reactions to Microsoft Excel for required load cases
    • Obtain information of assigned steel design parameter for a particular member
    • Quickly check the maximum mass participation factor for dynamic analysis without post processing workflow or output files
    • Extract all responses related to time history loading in Microsoft Excel using a single click
    • Create a customized steel design report
  • The process to work with OpenSTAAD functions including step-by-step instructions and creating your own customized tools
  • Solutions to common errors
  • Locations of ready-to-use files
  • How to find help

Duration: 2 hours

Presented by: Shreyanka Bhattacharjee and Biswatosh Purkayastha

Shreyanka Bhattacharjee Profile
“My passion is delivering user support for Bentley Systems structural analysis software across the globe. I understand that each user and industry have unique requirements, so I tailor the training accordingly to maximize the value STAAD.Pro brings to you and your team.
Biswatosh Purkayastha
“I am a Senior Structural and Registered Chartered Engineer having 18 years of industry experience in various Civil Engineering projects. Having rich experience in structural engineering and stress analysis software like STAAD and RAM, gives me immense pleasure to assist our esteemed users, uncluttering their structural challenges associated with projects. My motto is - The user is happy, so am I.”
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