Transitioning from STAAD.Pro V8i to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition

by Sabrina Tedeschi

Updating to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition? The Transitioning from STAAD.Pro V8i to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition learning path will allow you to upgrade seamlessly as you explore the new, modern graphical user interface and learn how to use the latest program enhancements.

Navigating the STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition Graphical User Interface

STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition includes a new Ribbon-Based Graphical User Interface. All the STAAD.Pro V8i tools/commands are available in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition, but through the Ribbon, the tools are organized in a very logical, workflow-based layout. Through this course, we will walk you through the new graphical user interface to help you maintain your productivity while upgrading to STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition.

Using the STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler in your Workflow

STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition includes a new Physical Modeling Workflow. Through the Physical Modeler, you can model structural elements as they will be physically constructed, allowing you to model elements such as girders, multi-story columns, and slabs/walls quickly and accurately. (STAAD.Pro V8i includes an Analytical Modeling Workflow only.) Through this course, we will introduce you to the new STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler and we will show you how to can incorporate a physical model into your analysis/design workflow.

Sending Model Data between STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition and ISM

Through the STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition Physical Modeler, we can transfer data between STAAD.Pro, ISM (Integrated Structural Modeler), and a BIM application to increase your productivity in creating accurate construction documents. Structural members, such as beams/columns/braces, concrete walls, and concrete slabs can be transferred into the STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler from ISM and from ISM into the STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler. Through this course, we will introduce you to the new workflows that are available for integration between ISM and STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition.

These exciting training courses can be found on the Bentley LEARN Server and through CONNECT Advisor. If, after watching these videos, you would like more information on STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition or on STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition training opportunities, please contact a Bentley expert at