I am using STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition - Version 22.04.00.40 on Windows 7 OS. I have been using SS6 previously and it used to take less than 10 mins to run for a 6 story steel structure with member design & deflection checks. After migrating to Connect edition, the same file takes over 30 mins to run with only one envelope. Everything else remains same including P-delta analysis except STAAD version. I have tried analyzing the file in my local drive. Please advise if there is any fix to this. Also, sometimes the application crashes while viewing post processing results.
It could be that in STAAD.Pro SS6 you were using the Advanced Solver. To use that Advanced Solver in STAAD.Pro CE version 22.04.00.40 you need to activate the STAAD.Pro Advanced license (if you have such) or upgrade to the version 22.05.00.131 where Advanced Solver is included in the Basic STAAD.Pro license.