STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 3 QA&R Release

I am excited to announce the latest new release of the STAAD.Pro V8i SELECTseries 3 published on the Bentley SELECT server and is now available for
download.  The new release has undergone not only the stringent quality assurance programme that all STAAD.Pro releases go
through, but also additional QA processes required for applications that are to be used on nuclear projects, notably the specific 10CFR21 reporting
requirements*.  This has resulted in a large number of updates/fixes reported in the Revision History documentation.


New Design Code

The range of nuclear codes supported by the STAAD.Pro Nuclear license has been enhanced with the ASME NF 3000:2001 design code.  Additionally the specific service design
level can be specified to all ASME NF design codes now which are used to identify the loading condition and thus the stress level factors.

TATA Structura

The range of standard profiles has been enhanced with a new database of the hollow section profiles manufactured by TATA Structura in India.

Minor updates and bug

86 Issues addressed:-

  • in the Analysis/Design Engine (38)
  • in the Pre-Processing Mode (12)
  • in the Post-Processing Mode (05)
  • in the RAM Connection Mode (03)
  • in the Piping Mode (01)
  • in the Editor, Viewer and other modules (02)
  • in OpenSTAAD (02)
  • with Printing / Documentation (22)
  • with Licensing / Security / Installation (01)


* Contact your Bentley account manager/sales centre if you want to purchase licenses to the STAAD QA&R Programme to get the 10CFR21 QA report documents.