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CAD-SHEEKSHA presents complete guide on 'BENTLEY STAADPRO v8i'. This software is accepted worldwide and very useful.
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Created by Krishna Lodha
Last updated 5/2015
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion

As we are moving in the era of computers, it is becoming very essential to learn different softwares useful in civil engineering as well. As world is demanding for more beautiful, more strong, yet more simple structure, engineers are leaning towards using softwares to try out different possibilities of best outcome. For Structural Engineer, now a days for designing buildings of 80 storey or even 110 storeys, manual calculations are becoming completed for analysis purpose. BENTLEY's STAAD-PRO v8i is a structural designing software used around the globe for this purpose.

Software consist of different STANDARD BUILDING CODES of many countries (e.g china,USA,India,etc.) inbuilt. All play important roles in respective countries as these are the standards set by countries.

User can Analyse and design

  1. Simple beams
  2. 2d frame (multi storey)
  3. 3d frames (multi storey)
  4. Continuous beams
  5. Truss / truss members
  6. water tank
  7. shear wall
  8. bridges
  9. etc.

This will take less than a month to learn software, but remember it takes 3 to 4 months to master the software. The course is constructed in such a way that you will start from very basics and might end up creating Burj Khalifa !!!

Who is the target audience?
  • civil engineering students
  • structural engineering students
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  • english
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  • standard building codes of respective country
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 14 Lectures Collapse All 14 Lectures 01:18:26
4 Lectures 14:35

Hello and welcome to CAD-SHEEKSHA. I'm Krishna Lodha, In this short video I've explained about entire course in short. Just go through video and get prepared for course :D

About the Cousre

This is just a small Promotional video created to let you get familiar with this program.

Here Importance of Staad pro is stated in general. While the series of modules are explained in details. Program will work as:

  • Introduction to Staad pro v8i
  • Methodology
  • Analysis of structure
  • Design of structures
  • Design of special structures
    • Water tank
    • Truss bridge
    • Shear wall
    • Moving load
  • Foundation of structure
Details about program

STAAD stands for STructural Analysis And Design.

This videos gives information about basic history that one should know. Not much deeper as Its not needed.

This also covers the basic methods of analysis on which STAAD PRO functions works

  • This method is based on the concept of transferring the loads on the beams to the supports at their ends.
  • This method is suitable for Nodal, beam and simple frame


  • This method uses method of matrices
  • This method is suitable for 3d frames, complex frames.
Introduction to STAAD-PRO v8i

As each software has its own kind of User Interface , the one for STAAD PRO is discussed in details here. As told in very first video, we will cover every minute detail.

Here Welcome screen is discussed thoroughly. Each option has its own importance which is discussed in deeper sense.

Welcome screen contains main tabs :

  1. Project task
  2. Recent files
  3. Help bar
  4. License configuration
  5. Staad new feed

Each tab again has sub-tabs which are also discussed in short.

Basics of STAAD PRO v8i
Methodology and Geometry
3 Lectures 14:53

STAAD PRO works on a typical step-by-step procedure system. Each step has its own importance. Importance in the sense of its Function & its Place. Engineers has design the software such that every step must be followed in order, as given. you can not miss single step or you can not change the order of steps. Your model may get analysed but will have errors.

Methodology of staad pro is:

  1. Create new file
  2. Input geometry
  3. Input properties
  4. Input support
  5. Input loading system
  6. Specify analysis type
  7. Run analysis
  8. Verify results
General Methodology of STAAD PRO v8i

This is Very important video and covers basic components without which model can not be built in STAAD-PRO. It consist deep flash on :

  1. NODE
  2. BEAM
  3. PLATE
These three things are needed to build any type of model.

In second part of video, one of the methods for INPUT OF STAAD-PRO i.e. STAAD EDITOR method is discussed. Along with the theoretical part , two problems are solved as well.
Components of geometry & STAAD EDITOR method

  • This is just a sample problem set. If you have paid attention in above lecture, this will be easy for you. As I have limit for giving practise problem, I recommend you create your own problems and solve them!!
Exercise on STAAD EDITOR method
1 page
Analysis of structures
7 Lectures 45:58

Q. Analyse the given beam, joints are fixed,loading is given.

=> We will follow the methodology we discussed in Section 2 lecture 1.

Analysis of simple beam

Analysis of simple beam ( tougher problem)

This is just a sample problem set. If you have paid attention in above two lectures, this will be easy for you. As I have limit for giving practise problem, I recommend you create your own problems and solve them!!

Exercise on analysis of beam
1 page

Moving from 1-dimensional problem to 2-dimensional, this video shows analysis procedure for a simple frame structure. All important data is mentioned in problem itself. This is important lecture in reference to upcoming lecture.

Analysis of simple 2d frame

Once your finished with the concept of 2D frame and how staad pro generates result for a Frame, In this video Multi-storey frame (2D) is analysed with STAAD-Pro.

Even though all commands are same, some steps varies little bit.

Analysis of 2d multi-storey frame

After being familiar with 2D frames , In this video lecture a 3D (XYZ) problem is discussed thoroughly.

Analysis of 3d frame

This is the 2nd exercise in this curriculum, this exercise is based upon Frame analysis lecture. As I have limit for giving practise problem, I recommend you create your own problems and solve them!!

Exercise on Analysis of frame
1 page
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