Sye ChakrabortyBentley Technical Support Group
The page intends to list the Known Issues found in the currently released version of STAAD Foundation Advanced
It has been found that the STAAD Foundation Advanced 8.0 installer was incorrectly writing the version information in registry which was causing this. As a temporary workaround, one can open up the registry editor ( Run > regedit ) and go to the key Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\STAAD Foundation Adv and change the LastVersion from 7.0 to 8.0
The error is due to the MSVCR120.dll being missing in those machines. This dll belongs to the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013. Here is a workaround
Please download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 using the following link.
Ensure that STAAD Foundation Advanced ( SFA ) is closed.
Right click on the downloaded exe and choose Run as administrator to install it.
Try running SFA and this time it should work.