The TechNotes and FAQs in this section cover various topics that pertain to Microstran. Some also pertain to LIMCON and MStower. Use the navigation tree at the left to browse, or search for topics.
Many of the Support Solutions have been transferred from the legacy Microstran website, so the original FAQ index is maintained below:
Angle Between AB and AC Too Small
Where Are My Toolbars?
Toolbars and Extra Buttons
How To Initialize Microstran Configuration Settings
Dual Monitor Operation
Exchanging Data Between Microstran and a Spreadsheet
What's the Use of the Grid When Most Nodes Are Not on a Grid Point?
How Can I Input Nodes that Are Not on a Grid Point?
What's the Difference Between Restraints and Releases?
Why Are There Different Conventions for Restraints and Releases?
Why Are "1" and "0" Used Instead of "F" and "R" for Restraints and Releases?
What's the Difference Between a Constraint and a Restraint?
Instability and Ill-Conditioning
Common Modelling Problems
Plastic Analysis of Frames
Analysis of Tilt-Up Panels
Design of Fall Arrest SystemsHow to model Compression only spring support
Why Do I Have to Select Which Load Cases Are Analysed?
Saving Time with Non-Linear Analysis
Adding a Section to the Steel Library
Restraints for Steel Design
How Can Normal Grade Be Stronger Than High Grade
What Does Microstran Dynamic Analysis Do?
What's the Difference Between Lumped and Consistent Mass?
What is Response Spectrum Analysis?
Earthquake Analysis to AS 1170.4
Earthquake Analysis to NZS 4203
Why Does ECL Analysis Give Such High k Factors?
What Effective Length Factor Should I Use for Design?