• STAAD Foundation Advanced version 7.2 released

    A new version of STAAD Foundation Advanced (Version 7.2) is just released. This will be the last version of V8i generation product before we move to our next generation CONNECT edition. Like last release (version 7.1), it was released as a minor update. However, it contains four new foundation types and enhanced interoperability. A vast majority of users who use “Mat” foundation module will surely like ISM interoperability…

    • Sat, Aug 29 2015
  • STAAD Foundation Advanced version 7.1 released

    A new version of STAAD Foundation Advanced (version 7.1) was just released. Although it was released as a minor update, it contains several important enhancements. Addition of these new features is a strong sign that this product is maturing very fast and becoming a de-facto standard for structural foundation analysis and design. The current update touched and enhanced core design features as well as reporting and drawing…

    • Wed, Dec 17 2014
  • Much awaited: STAAD Foundation Advanced 7.0 is released

    A new version of STAAD Foundation Advanced (Version 7.0) has just been released. As a matter of fact, it was a much-awaited version for its content-rich, new features. Improvements include a new foundation module as well as adding advanced features to existing modules. The focus was to improve productivity and to enhance user experience.  The most important addition is the introduction of dynamic analysis of vibrating…

    • Tue, May 20 2014
  • An update to STAAD Foundation Advanced SS2 (version 6.2) is just released

    The update (patch) of STAAD Foundation Advanced V8i SELECT series 2 (Release 6.2) is now available on SELECT to download. It is recommended for all users of STAAD Foundation Advanced version 6.2 to install this update package. This will update your existing 6.2 installation to the latest version.

    To download the patch:

    1. Go to https://select.bentley.com/FulfillmentCenter/en/Search/Product/ in your web browser.
    2. Select STAAD…
    • Thu, Sep 12 2013
  • STAAD Foundation Advanced Tutorials: Series 2 – Isolated Footing Design

    Design an Isolated (spread/pad) Footing with STAAD Foundation Advanced

     

    This is the second post to introduce and explain a series of tutorials created to demonstrate different features of STAAD Foundation Advanced. In a former blog post, the STAAD Foundation Advanced Tutorial: Series 1 – The Basics taught users how to set up proposed foundations and about the importance of global data. The following is the precursor…

    • Thu, Mar 7 2013
  • STAAD Foundation Advanced Tutorials: Series 1 - The Basics

    STAAD Foundation Advanced Tutorials

    Series 1: The Basics


    Recently a series of video tutorials were created to demonstrate different features of SFA. We will go through each one of those tutorials in details. This following write-up is the precursor of the videos related to global setup.

    STAAD Foundation Advanced (SFA) is not like any regular spreadsheet type design utility program. It’s an integrated solution which…

    • Wed, Dec 26 2012
  • STAAD Foundation Advanced 6.2 just released

    STAAD Foundation Advanced (Version 6.2) is just released. The release includes new options and enhancements of isolated and combined footings along with near complete ISM implementation. To honor many users requests, the  program now supports 3 editions of ACI 318 code: 2005, 2008, and 2011. Another important enhancement is combined and octagonal footing detailed drawing which features  auto scaled views, reinforcement…

    • Tue, Sep 4 2012
  • STAAD Foundation Advanced (version 6.1) released

    A new version of STAAD Foundation Advanced has been recently released. This is V8i SELECT series 1 release and the program version is 6.1. This is the first update of STAAD Foundation Advanced.

    This version addresses long standing issues like net bearing capacity and net pressure checks. A newly added feature — anchor bolt library — takes the program one step forward to being the complete foundation design workflow.…

    • Thu, Apr 26 2012
  • STAAD Foundation Advanced released

    A new generation of Foundation analysis and design software, STAAD Foundation Advanced, has been recently released. It replaces the STAAD.foundation software with more design codes, more functionality to basic modules, and new advanced modules.

    Licensing

    It is very important to note that this is not an automatic update from old STAAD.foundation software. The license for STAAD Foundation Advanced is different than the…

    • Wed, Sep 28 2011
  • Software evolution- changing the way we build structures today

    The Indian Concrete Institute has recently published a paper by me.

    The Institute produces an annual technical volume in conjunction with CEMCON, a conference and exhibition that provides a forum for civil engineers interested in advancing the knowledge and application of concrete technology. The article, titled "Software Evolution-Changing the Way We Build Structures Today" was a welcome addition to the convention…

    • Wed, Jul 27 2011
  • An update on STAAD.foundation 5.3 just released

    The second update (patch) of STAAD.foundation V8i SELECT series 4 (Release 5.3) is now available on SELECT to download.

    It is recommended for all users of STAAD.foundation version 5.3 to install this update package. This will update your existing 5.3 installation to the latest version, which varies depending on if you are using STAAD.foundation as a standalone application or if it is a combined installation with STAAD…

    • Mon, Jun 20 2011
  • STAAD.foundation (SS4) Version 5.3 is released

    STAAD.foundation V8i SELECT series 4 (Release 5.3) is now available on SELECT to download. The Version 5.3 release is a part of STAAD integrated release series and it takes STAAD.Pro integration to a completely new level. STAAD.foundation is now installed with STAAD.Pro and can be opened directly from the STAAD.Pro environment.

    A new tab called "Foundation Design" is added among the other Mode tabs in STAAD.Pro. Clicking…

    • Mon, Nov 8 2010
  • STAAD.foundation V8i - version 5.2 update

    An update on STAAD.foundation SELECT Series 3 (version 05.02) was just released. It’s available on SELECT server under Enhancements and Updates.

     

    Although this download is described as a patch to version 5.2, it includes some very significant enhancements. The foremost enhancement is the introduction of a new option to include self-weight of footing even for factored load cases. The argument can be made…
    • Mon, Aug 30 2010
  • STAAD.foundation V8i SELECT series 3 (Release 5.2)

    STAAD.foundation V8i SELECT series 3 (Release 5.2) is now available on SELECT to download. Version 5.2 is a major update on version 5.1. This version tries to close the gap in terms of number of modules supported by different codes. The US code still supports most design modules, but adding Canadian pile cap design is the right step towards closing the gap.

    As promised, Indian pedestal design and British pedestal design…

    • Thu, Jul 22 2010
  • STAAD.foundation V8i SELECT series 2 (Version 5.1) is released

    STAAD.foundation V8i SELECT series 2 (Release 5.1) is finally released. This version is a major update on version 5.0 and specially focused on plant foundations.

    Plant foundation mode has been revisited and enhanced to align the work flow with the practical needs of practicing engineers. Detailed drawings are updated with customizable drawing notes. Some of the new features are as followings.

    • Option to…
    • Tue, Mar 16 2010