• RE: Mass reference load for frequency

Yes, you can. This is explained in STAAD.Pro Help section Technical Reference of STAAD Commands > TR.31 Definition of Load Systems > TR.31.8 Mass Modeling.
• RE: Response spectra diagram - print

I am not sure if I understand your question well, but you can copy the time period vs acceleration values from the Response Spectrum table, paste it into the Excel and make the graph there.
• Comment on Hot key for full section view

Correct, please refer to the help GS. Keyboard Shortcuts
• Comment on Hot key for full section view

You can try "CTRL+1", "CTRL+2", "CTRL+3", "CTRL+4" for different views. Use "CTRL+0" to reset. Try and let us know if this is something you are looking for.
• RE: AISC - combined axial, bending and torsion

As per AISC 360-10 H3.2, eq. H3-6 should be checked only when required torsional strength, Tr, exceeds 20% of the available torsional strength, Tc. In your model, torsional force is much lower than torsional strength of the member, so H3-6 is not checked…

Dear, In the Load Items - Wind load dialog box, there is an check box for "open structure". If the Wind load is already defined in Load Definition, as an Trussed tower, Lattice framework or an open building structure, what effects will have this…
• RE: Wind definition - solidity ratio

There is no automatic way to find the solidity ratio. Here is one suggestion for your consideration. Apply any wind load to a structure ( use a single intensity vs height ). Generate two wind load cases considering the structure as closed for one load…
• RE: two frequency analysis in one run

No. As of now you can only have one mass definition.
• RE: Wind definitions - fundamental frequency

The wind definition does not have any frequency calculation. It just accepts the frequency as an input. If you want to go with a more exact frequency as opposed to a default of 2 Hz, you have to do a separate frequency analysis first and then use that…
• RAM connection group-table-items

What is the goal of defining new connection group-table-item in RAM/STAAD connection? After I define new connection, how can I apply this connection to the selected nodes? Regards,
• Demystifying Member Points and Posts

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• RE: Beam utility for each load comb

You would need to use a LOAD LIST command with the load number following by CHECK CODE command for each load case. I.e.: PARAMETER 1 {Design Code} {Design parameters} LOAD LIST 1 CHECK CODE ALL LOAD LIST 2 CHECK CODE ALL LOAD LIST 3 CHECK…
• RE: Stress utility ratio

You can find member stresses in the 'Beam Combined Axial and Bending Stresses' table which can be found in the Postprocessing -> Beam -> Stresses page. You would need to compare these with the Fy value manually.
• RE: Stress utility ratio

I use BS5950 & AISC(LRFD). So you want to say that it depends on code that one use? I simply want comparison of sigma=N/A+M/Z with fy. As I want to design connection based on beam utility ratio. So i don't need stability check, i need stress utility…
• RE: BCF-Shear force at column face - Seismic provision

I confirmed that in our section database in Ram Connection the UB406x178x67 is listed with Ze = 1,350,000 mm^3. At some point out data must have been rounded or reduced in precision. It is possible to export the shape data to a spreadsheet, then generate…