A new build of the CONNECT Edition of STAAD Foundation is now available. It is called CONNECT Edition Update 1 (version 188.8.131.52).
The enhancements and changes contained in this update are described in the "What's New" section of the program documentation and reproduced below.
For mat foundations, in the event that the analysis of the finite element model of the mat fails, a file containing the potential cause of the failure will be displayed in a Viewer.
The information displayed in the design progress report window can now be saved to a plain text file. Right-click anywhere on the Design Progress Report tab and select Save Output to File from the pop-up menu.
In the event that a large number of footings are designed for a large number of load cases, this will enable the engineer to search through and locate any design failures quickly.
A number of improvements have been made in the program in areas such as handling of input, removal of defects in calculations for some of the foundation modules, display of output, printing, drawing generation, stability related aspects that resulted in crashes or caused the program to freeze, extensive time taken for analysis of certain modules, etc. Details of those enhancements to be listed here soon.
New examples have been added for modules such as isolated footings, vessel foundations, etc. These can be accessed from the program Start Page.
They can also be found in the folder C:\Users\Public\Documents\STAAD Foundation Advanced\Examples.
A duplicate copy of all examples is also available in examples_package.zip which can be found in the program's installation folder.