How to Export a Plate from Structural Modeler to STAAD.Pro
Figure 1 - Use Place Form Tool to Create a 1" x 5" x 24" Plate
Figure 2 - Apply an appropriate part which includes structural and analytical data.
Figure 3 - Review Part and Family in Element Info.
Figure 4 - Apply Structural Attributes to Slab/Free/Linear form
Figure 5 - Review Element Info. AFTER Structural Attributes have been applied and the "Structural Data" tab is now present.
Figure 6 - Preferred Alternative: Export Physical Model to STAAD.Pro
Figure 7 - Shell Elements are Written to the STAAD.Pro file
Figure 8 - STAAD.Pro model viewed in STAAD.Pro
Figure 9 - Alternative #2: Toggle analytical features on and "Apply Structural Attributes". A 2D plate is created in the DGN model.
Figure 10 - Plate in DGN model in Pure Analytical View.
Figure 11 - Export to STAAD.Pro using Analytical option