Have you ever wanted to customizeSTAAD.Pro and its functions to meet your specific needs? The new OpenSTAAD is a library of exposed functions allowing engineers access to STAAD.Pros internal functions and routines. OpenSTAADs open architecture provides customers with an Application Program Interface (API) to STAAD.Pros analysis and design engines as well as its Graphic User Interface (GUI) for personal customization. With OpenSTAAD, any user can use practically any programming language (including C, C++, VB, VBA, FORTRAN, Java and Delphi) to tap into STAADs database and seamlessly link input and output data to third-party applications. You can also automate repetitive tasks or commands in STAAD.Pro by creating your own customized macros with a full built-in VBA editor.
Following an open architecture paradigm, OpenSTAAD was built using ATL COM and COM+ standards as specified by Microsoft, Inc. This allows OpenSTAAD to be used in any environment whether it is in a customized application written in C++ or in a macro application like Excel, AutoCAD or Visio. OpenSTAAD can also be used to link STAAD data to Web-based applications using ActiveX, HTML and ASP. OpenSTAAD enables you to integrate STAAD with legacy applications and datamine and export STAADs results in any manner.
OpenSTAAD allows engineers and other users to link in-house or third-party applications with STAAD.Pro. For example, a user might create a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel to analyze and design a circular base plate using support reactions from STAAD. With OpenSTAAD, a simple macro can be written in Excel to retrieve the appropriate STAAD data and automatically link the results. If the STAAD file changes, so will the Excel sheet! OpenSTAAD is currently being designed to work on the new .NET platform as well as on PocketPCs running Windows CE.
With OpenSTAAD 2.0 and later, users can also write their own VBA-based macros within STAAD and have access to functions controlling the geometry, viewing, and results display. For example, you can create macros to insert your own connection design routine which can run using the output from a STAAD run and automatically add it to the STAAD output.
The OpenSTAAD library of functions is classified under the following general categories:
- STAAD File Input and Output (I/O)
- Structure Geometry
- Member Specifications
- Toolbars/Dialog Boxes
- Output Grids
- Output Results
If you have STAAD.Pro 2003 or higher, you already have the latest OpenSTAAD (2.0) and don't need to download the following. If you have STAAD.Pro 2002 build 1003 or higher, you will have an older version of OpenSTAAD that does not have access to the STAAD.Pro graphical commands or does not have a VBA editor. You must have STAAD.Pro 2003 or higher to download OpenSTAAD 2.0 or above.
Interested? To download the OpenSTAAD Setup Program and install OpenSTAAD on your computer, click here. Instructions and examples of OpenSTAAD using Excel, Word and AutoCAD can be found in the Examples section of the OpenSTAAD Reference Manual (included with the Setup Program or can be installed separately from below).
For optimum performance, OpenSTAAD should be run in STAAD.Pro 2005 or higher. It may be possible to run at least some of OpenSTAADs functions in earlier releases of STAAD.Pro or STAAD-III, but the results may be unpredictable, since OpenSTAAD did not exist, and therefore compatibility with OpenSTAAD was not considered during the development of these earlier STAAD versions. Research Engineers cannot provide any technical support for OpenSTAAD running in STAAD versions prior to STAAD.Pro 2005.
STAAD Foundation Advanced Webinar
Wed, 22 May 2013 18:37:00 EDT
Regístrate ahora para STAAD Foundation Advanced Webinar Únase a nosotros para un seminario web gratuito. Aprenda más acerca de STAAD Foundation Advanced, la solución única para el diseño de cimentaciones (fundaciones) de Bentley. Este software estructural se ha aplicado a una amplia gama de tipos de cimentación, desde las zapatas simples aisladas y/o combinadas, hasta las losas, cabezales y pilas. Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Seminar on Structural Analysis and Design in Kolkata
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:18:00 EDT
You are invited to attend the upcoming Bentley Seminar on Structural Analysis and Design at The Park Hotel, Kolkata, on May 29, 2013. This event is aimed at showcasing Bentley's latest technology offerings for the structural design, analysis, and project documentation and collaboration.
Bentley's Structural Roadshow Seminar Series.
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:42:00 EDT
Today's structural engineers must strategically support the entire lifecycle of structural projects - buildings, plants, bridges - constructed from a wide variety of materials, including reinforced concrete, structural steel, and metal work. You need to collaborate across your whole project team to productively deliver the most accurate, efficient, and safe infrastructure projects. And that's what you do best. Half-day, Complimentary Technical Seminars Featuring Bentley's Structural Software for Analysis, Design, Detailing, and Documentation. June:- Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte July:- Salt Lake City, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Calgary August and September:- Kansas City, Indianapolis, Dallas, Houston October:- Chicago, Toronto, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia
STAAD.Pro V8i SS4 released
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:53:00 EDT
A new version of STAAD.Pro SS4 has been released which has undergone extensive regression testing. It includes two new features of enhanced SRSS and ABS Combinations and Connection Tags and 59 additional fixes and updates. Further details are available on the BE Communities site.
STAAD.Pro Japanese Online Help Docs
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:22:00 EDT
The latest version of the STAAD.Pro V8i documentation has been translated into Japanese and is now available to download from the Bentley SELECT server.