Modelling and Design of Shear Wall by Staad Pro V8i

Dear members,

Can any one tell me how to model the shear wall in Staad Pro V8i. Which commond do we use to model it; I mean to say 4-node mesh, mesh geneating, solid or any other.

How can we assign loading on the shear wall. If any one can attach an example, I would be greatful. I hope you will not direct me towards RAM Concrete softare because presently it is not in my hand.


Mushtaq Ahmad