The World's # 1 Structural Analysis and Design Software

STAAD.Pro is the professional's choice for steel, concrete, timber, aluminum and cold-formed steel design of low and high-rise buildings, culverts, petrochemical plants, tunnels, bridges, piles and much more!

STAAD.Pro is the premier FEM analysis and design tool for any type of project including towers, culverts, plants, bridges, stadiums, and marine structures. With an array of advanced analysis capabilities including linear static, response spectra, time history, cable, and pushover and non-linear analyses, STAAD.Pro provides your engineering team with a scalable solution that will meet the demands of your project every time.

STAAD.Pro will eliminate the countless man-hours required to properly load your structure by automating the forces caused by wind, earthquakes, snow, or vehicles.

In addition, no matter what material you are using or what country you are designing your structure in, STAAD.Pro can easily accommodate your design and loading requirements, including US, European (including the Eurocodes), Nordic, Indian, and Asian codes; even special codes like AASHTO, ASCE 52, IBC and the US aluminum code can be catered to.

With an unparalleled quality assurance program, open architecture for customization, and a 25-year track record including such projects as the MCI Stadium in Washington DC, Wimbledon Court No1 in Europe, and the tallest transmission tower in Asia, STAAD.Pro is the perfect workhorse for your design firm.

Who Uses


  • Structural engineers
  • Consulting engineers/engineering consultants


  • Structural engineering
  • Structural consultant
  • Multi-discipline E/A and A/E
  • Departments in construction companies, owner/operators, and government agencies


Extremely Flexible Modeling Environment

How easy is it to use and learn STAAD.Pro? STAAD has an intuitive graphical environment and in a recent survey, 80 percent of our customers learned how to use it in under two hours. We revolutionized the concurrent use of spreadsheets, an AutoCAD-like graphical modeler, and a text-based input language editor. With over 40 step-by-step movie tutorials and hundreds of examples and verification problems, even a novice computer user can become productive in a matter of days. Along with our movie tutorials, we also include an online help documentation that provides examples and explanations on hundreds of topics. In addition, we offer an unparalleled certified training program as well as on-site and in-house trainings.

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Broad Spectra of Design Codes

Are you tired of using one software to do your modeling, another one for your steel design, and yet another one to design your concrete beams, slabs, and foundations? Since the 1980s, STAAD.Pro has encompassed concrete and steel design, making it a true one-stop-shop structural environment. STAAD.Pro is used by companies like Jacobs, Parsons, and URS/Greiner who create some of the largest steel plants in the world, while companies like CH2M HILL, Montgomery Watson Harza, and Bechtel design some of the most complex concrete tanks, clarifiers, and mats worldwide. And companies like BE & K in Alabama and Kellogg Brown and Root in Houston utilize STAAD.Pro to optimize their structures consisting of both steel and concrete. We even support all current and historical codes including ASD, LRFD (2nd and 3rd Editions), ACI 318 (1995, 1999 and 2002), UBC (1985, 1994, 1997), IBC (2000 and 2003) and ASCE 7 (1995, 2002, 2005). STAAD.Pro will optimize your steel structures with full control of parameters like drift, deflection, depth, etc and calculate the reinforcement for your concrete columns, beams, slabs and even shear walls.

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International Best Seller

Since its introduction into the market in 1981, STAAD was thrown onto the international scene with its implementation of the British codes. Currently, we support over 70 international codes and approximately 20 US codes. Forty-seven out of the top 50 ENR companies actively use STAAD.Pro in their offices worldwide. We have global offices staffed with engineers that develop, maintain, and support STAAD.Pro in their respective local regions.  STAAD.Pro supports sevena languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and Russian) through an engineering staff of over 80 engineers (Masters, PhDs, PEs). No other company has nearly half the staff supporting their products.

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Interoperability and Open Architecture

Unlike most structural software, STAAD.Pro can be customized by you to exactly fit your design needs.  STAAD.Pro is developed on an open architecture called OpenSTAAD. All of the functions related to input or output are available to you, such as GetMaximumBendingMoment or AddUniformLoad. We also include a parametric library of pre-built commonly used structures like trusses, buildings, mats, etc. that can be customized by your company for modeling repetitive structures. You can even add your own templates! With OpenSTAAD, you can automatically link output from your model to Excel or MathCAD.  When the model changes, your Excel routine does as well! In addition, STAAD.Pro has an embedded VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) editor which enables you to write your own design, loading, or post-processing routines directly in the STAAD environment. Users have written routines that performed alternate span loading, renumbered members, created sub-structures that were highly repetitive, and have even designed an octagonal base plate.

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Covering All Aspects of Structural Engineering

STAAD.Pro is a solution for all types of structure and includes tools designed to aid specific structural engineering tasks. For example, for the bridge engineer, STAAD.beava incorporates a powerful influence surface generator to assist in locating vehicles for maximum effects. The Section Wizard can be used to calculate properties for non-standard sections. Finite element modeling is an art which requires careful consideration, including the quality of meshes being created. The Advanced Mesher provides this functionality and allows visual checks on the quality. In addition, STAAD.Pro works in conjunction with programs such as, which allows foundations to be designed, STAAD.offshore, which allows for design of offshore structures, RAM Concept,  for concrete slab design including post-tensioning,  Bentley REBAR for reinforcing detailing, Bentley AutoPIPE, for calculation of pipe stresses, Bentley Structural for drawing production and BIM Solution, and RAM Connection, for steel connection design. Whether you're engineering bridges, plants, or pipes, STAAD.Pro will streamline your efforts, ensuring success.

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Quality Assurance

STAAD.Pro is the only software that has gone through ISO 9001 certification and has passed the stringent software validation requirements of the nuclear industry (10CFR Part 50, 10CFR 21 and ASME NQA-1-2000). Every year, we are audited by companies like Entergy, Bechtel Power, ProtoPower, Altran Corporation, who exhaustively review our bug reporting procedures and our Quality Assurance (QA) process.

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Extremely Scalable

STAAD.Pro is best known for its accurate 3D linear static and P-delta analysis of multi-material structures. But did you know that the most powerful and widely used facets of STAAD.Pro are its soil-structure interaction, push-over and dynamic analyses? More engineers today are facing challenging structural problems including blast analysis, plastic pushover, fire propagation, earthquakes and even tsunamis.  Seismic codes around the world (IBC, NBCC, IS1893, NTC, EC8) are requiring more accurate modeling of flexible diaphragms and identification of plastic hinges (per FEMA 356/440). With STAAD.Pro, there is no need to use multiple software programs to check the integrity of your structure under different conditions. In one run, you can subject your structure to linear, dynamic, and non-linear conditions. STAAD.Pro can handle the smallest of truss structures to any size model. Element types include second and third beam/truss, 3- and 4-nodes plates, 8-noded solid/bricks, physical members, curvilinear beams, surface objects for shear walls and much more.

In addition, with the acquisition of STARDYNE line of products (used on the Apollo space mission as well as companies like Rocketdyne, Boeing, Siemens) and incorporated its nonlinear static, dynamic, buckling, and steady-state routines into STAAD. Our solution times have been benchmarked by universities all over the world against our competitors and year after year, we find that STAAD.Pro consistently posts the fastest time. STAAD.Pro is well equipped to handle complex solutions. You want to feel confident that the product you are using today will fit your needs in the future so you don't have to reinvest and retrain on a new platform down the line.

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Reports and Documentation

STAAD.Pro has one of the most powerful, and customizable, and high quality reports available so that you are able to provide your clients and engineers with exactly the information that is required, whether it is a two page summary of pictures exactly as seen onscreen or complete, fully detailed reports. If these need to be enhanced further then they can be exported directly into Microsoft Word®. Extracting data from the model such as the largest node displacement at a specific node becomes easy using an inbuilt Advanced Query, SQL tool. For those that wish to create contract drawings, this becomes possible as STAAD.Pro models can be linked to Bentley Structural.

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Technical Support by Structural Engineers

We want our users to find the easiest way to get their problems solved. STAAD.Pro offers a dynamic website with new tips and tricks and a discussion board for STAAD users around the world. Our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page has over 1500 questions ranging from how to model a laterally loaded pile to the differences between plate and solid elements. We update the FAQ site consistently and all new postings are automatically e-mailed to all subscribers. Our discussion board is frequented by over 1000 engineers every month and monitored by Bentley/REI staff on a daily basis. With over 14 full-time support personnel, Bentley can provide 24/7 support no matter where you are in the world.

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STAAD.Pro is fully compliant with industry standards for interoperability like CIS/2 which enables companies to easily send our data upstream or downstream to other applications in their design workflow that support this format. For example, this allows for integration with steel detailing software such as Xsteel and SDS2. In addition, STAAD.Pro is integrated with other industry leading products like ProSteel, FrameWorks Plus, LARSA 4D, and Structural Desktop. Other formats like VRML help engineers to walk through a STAAD.Pro model within Internet Explorer without having STAAD.Pro loaded on their computer.

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