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Revision History for STAAD.Pro ============================== This document is organized in a way that newer revisions appear at the top.

Therefore, section numbers will keep decreasing from top to bottom. Also refer to the What's New section of the Online Help for Major New Features. This document outlines fixes and last minute changes. Copyright (c) 1997-2008 Research Engineers International, a Bentley Solutions Ce nter 1. What's New in STAAD.Pro V8i, Build 20.07.04 ( 30 October 2008) 2. What's New in STAAD.Pro 2007, Build 03 ( 8 July 2008) 3. What's New in STAAD.Pro 2007, Build 02 (14 September 2007) 4. What's New in STAAD.Pro 2007, Build 01 (29 June 2007) 5. What's New is STAAD.Pro 2006 ================================================================================ ========= 1. What's New in STAAD.Pro V8i, Build 20.07.04 ( 30 October 2008) --------------------------------------------------------A) Issues addressed in the Analysis/Design engine (44) -----------------------------------------------------1) The summary of applied forces and reactions in the output file for a Direct A nalysis has been improved. 2) The analysis engine has been updated to improve processing the name of member groups when used in the design checks 3) The EC3 design code check has improved the calculation of the xLT factor used in the calculation of Mb,RD 4) The effective length calculations for models defined with SET Z UP have been corrected for the DIN, EC3 DD and BS versions, BS5950 and NEN steel design code checks. 5) The NS 3472 steel design code check has been updated to improve the calculati ons for circular hollow (pipe) sections. 6) The AISC 360-05 design code check has improved the shear check calculation of Cv. 7) The detailed output from an AISC 360-05 steel code check now ensures that the same classification used in the design is reported. On occasion a compact section w as reported as slender, although it was correctly designed as compact. 8) The DIN 18800 code checking module has been improved. Clause 2/123 specifies that if the shape factor (alpha) > 1.25, the moment capacity should be reduced by a factor of 1.2 5/alpha. However this was being done only for bending about the Y-axis. A check for the

shape factor and corresponding reduction factor calculation has been added. Additionally, the sh ear capacity calculation has been revised to include (2/pi) factor for pipe sections. 9) The AISC 360-05 design code checking for deflection has been corrected. 10) The analysis of structures that included tapered members and the SET Z UP sp ecification was improved in the last build of STAAD.Pro 2007, but not reported in the revision history. 11) The buckling analysis using the advanced solver has addressed an issue which resulted in the buckling factor being computed as 1.0 lower than the actual. 12) The South African steel design code check, SABS 0162, has been updated to co rrect the axial compression capacity calculation. 13) The Canadian seismic load generator has been updated to ensure that the corr ect base shear is calculated. 14) The analysis engine has been updated to include an error message if any temp erature loading is assigned to curved beams 15) The BS 5950:2000 design code check has been improved for wide flange section s with cover plates to ensure that the U_LT and V_LT are not set to 0 on a second check. 16) The EC3 design code check has improved the calculations of shear areas of bu ilt up sections. 17) The AS3600 design has been updated to include a warning message in the event of the required Ast> max Ast. 18) The IS:456-2000 design of columns has been updated to include the minimum ec centricity as defined in clause 25.4 19) The BS 5950:2000 design code check for tension members has been updated to i nclude checking the ratio of applied moment over appropriate capacity for each axis as well as for the combined moment check as defined in clause 4.8.2.3 20) The AISC ASD design code check has improved the calculation shear areas for HSST tube sections. 21) The analysis engine has updated the processing of the PRESSURE parameter whe n applied to a curved member. 22) The analysis engine has been updated such that when performing multiple anal yses on a model. The shear modulus is maintained for each performed analysis.

23) The calculation of Ss and S1 values for the IBC 2006 seismic parameters base d on a zip code or longitude and latitude have been updated. 24) The Canadian design code S16-01 has been updated to support the design of da tabase HSS sections. 25) The ASIC 360-05 design code check has improved the torsion capacity checks. 26) The BS5950:2000 design code check has been updated to ensure that the value of slenderness reported for a section in tension is zero, rather than the value of the previou sly checked section. As slenderness is not checked for members in tension, this is only a reporting issue. 27) The BS 5950:2000 design code deflection check has been updated to account fo r occasions when both 1990 and 200 checks are included in a model. 28) The analysis engine has been updated to include a check to ensure that the m ember numbers are within the allowable limit. 29) The track 2 output options taper I sections designed to BS5950:2000 has been updated. 30) The DIN 18800 steel design code check now correctly sets the slenderness whe n the SET Z UP option is specified. 31) The BS5950:2000 moment capacity checks have been updated to include any redu ction that may result from clause 4.2.5.1 which limits this to 1.5*py*Z 32) The output from a Chinese steel design has been updated to include the versi on of the checks that have been performed. 33) The BS 5950 design code check has been updated to ensure that only sections defined as double angle will be limited by lambda_c of 30. 34) The analysis engine has improved the method used for calculating the minor a xis moment for tapered wide flange sections. 35) The IS456 concrete design code has been updated to ensure that the represent ation of cantilever beams include the details of the mid span reinforcement design. 36) The moment capacity checks for sections with 'ST' or 'RA' angle specificatio n have been updated so that only the corresponding major axis moments will be used for LTB calculat ions. 37) The data displayed in the output file has been updated such that when the ma terial properties are printed, if not set, the default values are displayed. This was addressed in STAAD.Pro 2006

38) The analysis engine has been updated to remove any cable pre-tensions or tem perature loads that have been assigned but are no longer appropriate if during the analysis of the load case, the cable becomes inactive (i.e. defined as TENSION, but becomes compressive). Mod ification added to STAAD.Pro 2006 39) The display of section modulii for the NS3472 steel design code check TRACK 9 output have been corrected. 40) The engine has been updated to ensure that the method used for establishing floors is consistent within the program, i.e. using the same tolerances throughout and correctly def ines loading on beams defined with a FLOOR command in a reference load case. 41) The AISC 360-05 steel design code check has updated the method for identifyi ng members in tension such that the status is now defined based on the status of the axial force at t he centre of the beam. 42) The AISC 360-05 member selection deflection checking routine has been update d such that the estimated deflection for a new section is modified in proportion to the new mom ent of inertia about both major and minor axes rather than simply the major axis as was done previou sly. 43) The ASIC 360-05 design code compression capacity check for single angle sect ions has been improved. 44) The IBC 2003 accidental torsion load calculation routines have been improved . (B) Issues addressed in the Pre-Processing Mode (17) ---------------------------------------------------1) The GUI has been updated to ensure that incorrectly specified IBC commands ar e reported and removed if not corrected. 2) The GUI has been updated to allow the definition of member weights to IBC loa d cases. 3) The command that allows members to be renumbered has been updated to ensure t hat member lists defined in a selfweight command also get updated. 4) The GUI has been updated to ensure that the Member Query dialog displayed the correct value of web thickness of channel sections. 5) The GUI has been updated to ensure that it correctly saves the data defined i n a CABLE ANALYSIS command.

6) Minor update to description of seismic load factor option in the loading item s dialog. 7) The GUI has been updated to correctly add the commands for holes defined in a parametric mesh definition. 8) The grid tool has improved the handling of importing DXF files. 9) The GUI has update the orientation of Z shapes to correctly display them base d on their principal axes rather than geometric axes. 10) The member query dialog box has been updated to ensure that it displays the correct values for Indian T shaped sections. 11) The Canadian timber section database has been updated with corrected SY valu es. 12) The GUI has been updated to ensure that the user is informed that the move o ption is not available if objects have been selected using the Geometry cursor rather than t he node, beam, plate or solid cursor. 13) The GUI display of small loads has been updated to ensure that arrow heads a re included in the printout of diagrams with small loads. 14) The GUI has been updated to inform users if attempting to save a file that h ave not changed that they are doing so. If such a file has results, these will remain availabl e for the remainder of the session, but will be deleted when opened in future and will require runn ing the analysis. 15) The snap node/beam function has improved the handeling of irregular grids wh en the dialog has been closed and later re-intilised. 16) The Russian I shape databases has been updated to include the correct minor axis plastic moduli. 17) The routines used in Parametric Mesher have been improved to identify nodes within a outer boundary and make them internal density points which the mesh will connect to t hus creating better model connectivity. (C) Issued Addressed in the Post-Processing Mode (10) ----------------------------------------------------1) The Post Processing graphical display of support reactions has improved displ ays for models including compression/tension springs. 2) The display of reactions in the GUI for supports defined with a multi-linear

spring has been updated to ensure these values match those displayed in the tables. 3) The Advanced SQL Query has been updated to correctly process the results of a steel design. 4) The Design Results table in the Post Processing Mode has been updated to ensu re that if the last design performed was that of a deflection check, then that is reported in the clause column of the table and also in the member query dialog. 5) With SET Z UP defined, the beam stresses diagrams have been updated to displa y results for pipe sections. 6) The values of corner stress for wide flange beams defined with a composite to p have been improved. 7) The SQL tools of Simple and Advanced Query have been updated to address a lim itation previously introduced by the IBC 2003 command. 8) The Advanced Query has been updated to support large models in excess of 200 nodes/members. 9) The post processing GUI has been updated to better display the stresses calcu lated on tapered tube sections. 10) The display of reactions in the GUI for supports defined with a multi-linear spring has been updated to ensure these values match those displayed in the tables. (D) Issues Addressed in the Steel Design Mode (2) ------------------------------------------------1) The steel designer mode has been updated to reintroduce the EC3(ENV) and Egyp tian steel design briefs. 2) The BS5950:2000 code check in the Steel Designer mode has been updated to use the correct effective lengths in both major and minor axes.

(E) Issues Addressed Concrete Design Mode (6) --------------------------------------------1) RC Design has improved the BS 8110 column design such that when designing a c ircular column, the shape code was displayed in the bending schedule is 99,. Now it is displayed a s either 67 (a continuous curve), or better code 75 (specifically circular). 2) The ACI 05 column design module has addressed an issue that prevented circula r column ties being

used. 3) The RC Designer module has been enhanced to ensure that the tables that have extra sheets added are displayed when produced. 4) The ACI-05 beam design in RC Designer now allows design briefs to be defined as required. 5) The design of column sections to BS 8110 has improved the measurement of spac ing from bars to link legs in order to work out which bars in a compression zone were restrained for the wide single-legged links. 6) The RC Designer module has been updated to allow more than 8 bars per layer i n beam designs.

(F) Issues Addressed in the RAM Connection Mode (3) --------------------------------------------------1) The RAM Connection mode has been ehanhanced so that it supports Beam/Girder c onnections with British sections. 2) The RAM Connection mode has been enhanced to ensure that non-horizontal beams can be assigned connection briefs. 3) The RAM Connection mode has improved the identification of section profiles w hen creating Beam/Girder joints. (G) Issues Addressed in the Advanced Slab Design Mode (0) ---------------------------------------------------------

(H) Issues Addressed in the Piping Mode (1) ------------------------------------------1) The load import routine of the Piping Mode has been improved to ensure that i f new sets of results are created in the AutoPIPE export model, then these values are importe d when requested.

(I) Issues Addressed in the Editor, Viewer and other modules (0) ----------------------------------------------------------------

(J) Issues Addressed in OpenSTAAD (3) ------------------------------------1) The OpenSTAAD example ToAutoPIPE.VBS in the plug-in folder has been updated t

o warn if the model being exported includes double sections such as back to back angles which are currently not supported by AutoPIPE. 2) A new OpenSTAAD function GetMemberPropertyEx has been added for returning the properties of taper members where the top and bottom flanges have different dimensions. 3) A new OpenSTAAD function has been added to the application object, CreateIsotropicMaterialProperties. This takes the following parameters, string Name, double YoungsMod, double Poi sson, double ShearModulus, dounle Density, double Alpha, doule CrDamp) (K) Issues Addressed with Printing (3) -------------------------------------1) The User Report has been updated to ensure that loading data from UBC and IBC definitions can be included in a report. 2) The User Report in RC Designer has been updated to be consistent with the mai n STAAD.Pro report format. 3) The User Report has been updated to ensure that the Failed Members Table is p rinted when included in a report.

(L) Issues Addressed with licenseing / security / installation (0) -----------------------------------------------------------------================================================================================ ======================== 3. What's New in STAAD.Pro 2007, Build 02 (14 September 2007) ------------------------------------------------------------Issues addressed in the Analysis/Design engine ---------------------------------------------1) The BS 5950 design has been updated to ensure that the moment capacity is cor rectly calculated when the section classification of class 2 compact and class 3 sem i compact limits cross. 2) The FLOOR LOAD command has been corrected for use on inclined floors 3) The application of spring supports on solid objects (i.e. 5 to 8 noded bricks ) has been improved to ensure a correct analysis 4) The UBC / IBC load generators corrects an un-necessary over estimation in wei ght.

5) The IBC 2006 provisions for the static seismic loading method have been added to the supplement the 2000 and 2003 versions previously implemented. 6) The RESPONSE SPECTRUM command has been enhanced to create response spectra ba sed on the IBC 2006 provisions for seismic loading. 7) The Norwegian steel design, NS3472 has been updated to better support section s defined in user tables. 8) The minor axis shear capacity calculated for the AISC Unified code, ANSI/AISC 360-05 have been corrected. 9) The calculation of the seismic loading from the Canadian NRC - 2005 code has corrected the reading of the importance factor parameter. 10) A correction has been introduced for the calculation of response spectra cal culated using the Advanced Solver. 11) The output report for EC3-2005 now correctly includes missing table headers. 12) The output report for AS 4100 now displays the requested level of output def ined by the TRACK parameter. 13) A design to AISC ASD for plate girder sections where h/tw exceeds 970/sqrt(F y) are not covered by STAAD and a warning is provided. 14) Support information displayed at the end of the output files has been update d to reflect the current support arrangements. 15) BS 5950, design of members with very small / no axial loads improved to ensu re that axial effects are not considered. 16) Property (SZ) calculation for user defined angle has been corrected. 17) FLOOR WEIGHT calculation for UBC, IBC, IS:1893 has been corrected.

Issues addressed in the Pre-Processing Mode ------------------------------------------1) The GUI has been updated to correctly interpret the missing mass and ZPA para meters, not reporting a correctly defined command as incorrect. 2) The renumbering function has been improved to ensure objects are not removed in the renumber process. 3) The undo function has been updated to handle wind loads commands deleted in t

he GUI. 4) The GUI has been updated to support loading defined on physical members 5) The US AISI cold formed database area of section 4CU1.0x072 has been updated. 6) Creating openings in Parametrically defined slabs has been updated to ensure the data file integrity is maintained. 7) Calculation of user table properties of general sections using profile points in differing units from the model has been corrected. 8) Update of the 'Column Transfer Forces' report prevents a crash if no load cas es are selected and 'Insert to Table' button is clicked. 9) The TB paramEter has been re-introduced intro the parameter list in the BS 59 50 steel design dialog. 10) The GUI has been updated to support having the tool Check Multiple Structure s dialog open whilst merging nodes. 11) The display of moving loads defined in external files has been corrected. 12) The tool to check multiple structures has been enhanced to operate in a view that is not the whole structure view. 13) The Korean steel section database has been enhanced with corrected plastic s ection moduli. 14) The Canadian steel section database has corrected torsional values added for wide flange sections. 15) The GUI has been updated to support multiple instances of ELEMENT INCIDENCE SHELL. 16) The GUI has been updated to correctly read the aluminum database section pro perties. 17) The GUI has been updated to support the Columbian seismic provisions. 18) The GUI has been enhanced to allow thermal loads to be assigned to solids. 19) The creation of a Pushover definition in the GUI has been updated to allow a large number of load steps to be defined. 20) The move operation has been improved to reduce the instances of duplicate me mbers being formed. 21) The GUI tool to calculate section properties for UPT angles has been correct ed to calculate values about the principal axes rather than the geometric axes. 22) 3D Rendered views of models with extremely small members, <1mm are now accou nted for.

23) The section outline drawing of tapered square sections has been improved. 24) The parameter 'METHOD' added to list of available parameters in the GUI. 25) The Canadian steel section database corrected. 26) 3D rendering of castellated beams with a base unit setting of metric is now supported. 27) Processing of temperature loads on solids defined in reference load cases is now supported. 28) The description of the Canadian CB parameter has been corrected in the desig n dialog box. 29) The GUI displayed value of uniform moment load on beams has been corrected. 30) Tapered I section dialog has updated labels for the flanges. 31) The GUI display of the FLOOR LOAD command has been corrected for one-way loa d distribution. 32) The IS 800 parameter CAN is now correctly labeled in the design dialog box a s 'Deflection Check' parameter. 33) The IS 800 parameter COG is now correctly labeled in the design dialog box a s CG of channel section parameter. 34) The menu item Commands>Specifications now launches the correct dialog box. 35) The section outline representation of UPT General sections has been improved to draw about the neutral axis. 36) Values for double I sections are now displayed from the Properties dialog bo x, Values table. 37) The Select menu has been enhanced so that Surface objects can be selected 'B y List'. 38) The GUI has been updated to ensure that when AASHTO (LRFD) code has been sel ected in the Design dialog, parameters from that code are added to the STAAD file. 39) The automatic creation of additional shearwalls using the translational repe at tool now copies defined holes defined in the wall. 40) Creation of views with physical members has been enhanced. 41) The GUI has been updated to correctly handle the TXT parameter of a Pushover definition. 42) STP parameter is introduced in AISC-ASD code. 43) Read/Write operation for STEADY STATE analysis commands were added.

44) Program crash while renaming grid has been fixed. Issues addressed in the Post-Processing Mode -------------------------------------------1) Calculation of 'Column Transfer Forces' from the Report menu has an updated w arning when members not lying in a plane have been selected. 2) The corner stresses reported in the Beam Stresses table and Stress Diagram up dated for composite wide flange sections to display the values in the extreme corners of the concrete at the top and the corners of the wide flange at the bottom. 3) The member query dialog display of bending moments has been improved. 4) If instabilities are generated from an analysis with the Advanced Solver, a p age has now been added to the Post-Processing Mode. 5) The data from Mode Shape and Participation tables can now be copied onto the clipboard and be pasted into other documents. 6) Stress contours for surface objects has been improved to allow display in the Post-Processing Mode. 7) The Static Check table in the Post-Processing Mode has been corrected for whe n metric units are used. 8) The moment diagrams for selfweight on tapered sections have been improved. 9) User interface which allowed property/support/member release update in Post-P rocessing mode (which leads to analysis result become invalid) has been deactivated. Issues addressed in the Steel Designer Mode ------------------------------------------1) Single step design result table has been updated to reflect correct design/ut ilization ratio. Issues addressed in the Editor, Viewer and other modules -------------------------------------------------------1) The Bridge Deck Mode has been improved to ensure that once the menu item 'Loa ding>Influence Surface Generator' is disabled while the generator is in operation to prevent attempt ing to run it again whilst it is in operation. OpenSTAAD --------1) A new OpenSTAAD application object function has been added, CreateIsotropicMa terialProperties. This takes the following 7 variables as input:string Name, double E, double Poisson, double G, double density, double Alpha

, double Cr Damping The return value is of type long and is either 1, if this has updated an exis ting material or 0 if a new material has been created.

Issues addressed in Printing ---------------------------1) The logo displayed in the User report updated with the Bentley logo. Issues addressed in RAM Connection Mode --------------------------------------1) The RAM Connection interface has been enhanced to support the use of WT secti ons as brace members. 2) The design of Smart Flange Plate connections in the RAM Connection Mode now e nsures that the moment is correctly transferred to the connection. Issues addressed in licenseing / security / installation -------------------------------------------------------1) The licensing system has been enhanced to support 'Node Locked' XML Licenses. 2) The licensing system has been enhanced to allow usage of checked out license with the workstation not able to connect to the server. 3) Installation improved to allow gaps in the path to the installed folder. Issues addressed in Documentation --------------------------------1) The figure for Example 8 in the Examples manual has been corrected. 2) Minor errors in the American Examples manual have been corrected. 3) The preview image of Examp19 has been corrected to reflect the actual data fi le included in the installation. 4) The International Codes manual section 9 B-5 has had the spelling mistakes co rrected. In the Technical Reference Manual, dupliactions in sections 3.6, 5.23, 5.31.1 and 5. 31.2.1 have been removed. 5) What's New issue2006-1004.6.2 corrected to remove AISC UNIFIED reference. 6) Section 5.11 of the Technical Reference updated to clarify limit on the node number is to 6 digits. 7) Technical Reference manual section 5.20.5 updated to clarify that the ASSIGN PROFILE command does not operate on cold formed steel, aluminum and timber sections. 8) Section 4A of the International codes manual has been updated to correctly re port that concrete design is performed to GB50010-2002.

9) The Technical Reference manual section 2.14.13 has been updated with a table reference. Section 5.20.7 title has been corrected. 10) The reference in the online help to the Canadian steel code was corrected to reflect the implemented version which is S16-01. 11) Section 4B of the International codes manual has been updated to correctly r eport that steel design is performed to GB50017-2003. 12) Table 2.1 was updated to include STP and SHE parameters. 13) Section 2.14.10 was updated to change table reference to 2.5 14) Section 5.32.10.1.4 was added to describe response spectrum as per IBC-2006 15) Section 2.17.8 was updated.

================================================================================ ========= 4. What's New in STAAD.Pro 2007, Build 01 (29 June 2007) -------------------------------------------------------Issues addressed in this build -----------------------------A) Issues addressed in the Analysis/Design engine -----------------------------------------------1) For concrete column design to IS:456-2000, includes a requirement for calcula tion of additional moments outlined in the Notes section of clause 39.7.1 on page 72 of IS 456:2000. This is now addressed correctly. 2) The engine can now use cold formed steel sections from a non US database with other section properties. 3) The torsion design of HSS sections to the AISC Unified code has been improved in the calculation of the status of compact flanges. 4) The AISC Unified code has been updated to allow designs on T sections. 5) It is now possible to define multiple instances of ELEMENT WEIGHT blocks in a seismic definition. 6) The engine has been modified so that if a surface pressure load has been inco rrectly defined with the magnitude of the load before the direction, this will no longe r cause the engine to crash, but will be reported as an error. 7) Steel design to IS:800 has been corrected for checking groups of members that

have compression and tension. 8) The shear wall design to IS:456 has been updated. 9) The shear wall design to BS 8110 has been updated. 10) The design to the South African steel code has been updated to correct ident ification of single and double curvature bending. 11) The AISC ASD steel design code has been updated to correctly design angles t hat are defined with the AXIS parameter to specify design of the geometric / principal axes. 12) The AISC ASD steel design code has been updated to allow for the design of C hinese HW sections. 13) The shear wall design to the Indian code has been updated. 14) In order to check for deflection limits of cantilever beams, a CAN paramater has been added for the codes:1. IS 800, 2. AISC Unified, 3. South African, 4. BS 5950, 5. EC3, 6. EC3 BS 15) A new parameter has been added to the AISC ASD code, STP to identify whether user table wide flange sections should be designed as welded or rolled. Set STP 1 for rol led or STP 2 for welded. 16) The BS 5950-p5 cold formed design code has been updated to allow sections de fined in the Lysaght cold formed database to be designed 17) The shear resistance calculations of double channel sections has been improv ed to account for both sections in AISC ASD and LRFD design checks. 18) The Floor Load command has been updated for inclined floor areas such that t he load intensity is now calculated on the actual area rather than the projected area. B) Issues addressed in the Pre-Processing Mode ---------------------------------------------1) If the data file contains the ALL parameter to assign properties such as mate rials to all beams, this was being replaced with a member list if a new member was added . This has been addressed. 2) IS:1893 spectrum loading dialog has been updated to allow the spectrum and in terpolation types to be specified. 3) Clarification that the move command does not work when using the geometry cur sor selection.

4) Preview surfaces has been improved to indicate changes in edge divisions. 5) User Table GENERAL sections which were based on a drawn section profile (and stored with Profile Point data) has been improved for sections where the data extends over more than one line. 6) ASCE-7 Gust Factor calculation has been improved. 7) INACTIVE specification can be toggled on members from the Specification dialo g. 8) Print option removed from Physical Member Query dialog box. 9) Surface Object data is now checked to ensure that it does not exceed the maxi mum line length in the data file. 10) The saving of the seismic load generation as per IS1893:1984 by the GUI has been improved. 11) UBC definitions deleted in the GUI are now removed entirely from the data fi le. 12) A number of HSS section names have been updated to match the sections publis hed names (note that this is only for the published names in the databases, not the name used by STAAD) 13) Published section names for HSSP and HSST sections have been updated to matc h published names to assist in linking to DESCON connection designs. 14) The ASCE-7 wind loading generator preview of the wind pressure profile has b een improved. 15) The Recent File list in the Open Browse dialog has been updated so that if t he file path is truncated, it is displayed correctly. 16) STAAD.Pro now locks the picture file (and any work files) for the lifetime o f the structure. This should avoid having 2 processing accessing the same picture fil e. It also searches for an unused name for a work file, preventing any cross-structure pro blems. 17) The undo operation has been enhanced to operate with the addition of a ASCE 7 wind load command. 18) The Lysaght cold formed database of C sections has been corrected. 19) The Korean wide flange section database has been updated removing the duplic ate W300x300x94 section. 20) The areas of sections in the 'Channel without lips' in the American Cold For

med Sections database (AISI) have been corrected. 21) The GUI has been updated to correctly report valid range of CMY and CMZ para meters for the Canadian steel design code. 22) The zone factor when selecting Allahabad city has been corrected in the IS 1 893 seismic definition dialog. 23) The GUI has been modified so that the AISC Unified code parameters can be ad ded graphically. 24) The GUI has been updated so that if the One Way Loading with the Towards opt ion is modified and the file saved, the modification is also updated. 25) The Response Spectrum sheet of the Load Items dialog has been updated to ens ure that the Add button is activated correctly. 26) The GUI has been modified to accommodate deletion of members loaded with win d loading 27) The GUI has been updated to allow STAAD files with incorrectly defined loadi ng data to be parsed and the errors displayed rather than causing the GUI to crash. 28) The preview of floor loading has been updated to ensure that the loading con dition defined by the command is correctly reflected in the graphics. 29) The browse button in the New Wizard dialog box has been improved to operate correctly when the path has been set to a drive root folder. 30) Removing load items from physical members displayed in the Physical Member D ialog box has been improved, 31) Removing load items from regular members displayed in the Member Dialog box has been improved. 32) The GUI has been updated to account for STAAD title lines that incorrectly e xceed 79 characters 33) Adding Seismic Load Definiitions in the GUI has been improved under the cond ition where a primary load case has already been defined, which previously wouold have caused the pro gram to close prematurly. 34) The editing of Generated (Moving Load) loadcases has been improved so ensure that additional load cases are included correctly. 35) The flange thickness of the US section W8x17 has been corrected to 0.308 in ches in the AISC database.

36) The Canadian steel database has been updated with HSS round and rectangular sections. 37) The option to create double wide flange sections from the standard steel dat abases has been clarified in that the spacing to be provided is the spacing between the ends of the flang es. 38) The Surface Object has been added to the list of objects that are selected w ith the Geometry cursor. 39) The footing design in the analysis engine has been discontinued. Note that a comprehensive foundation solution which includes detailed footing design is available using the STAAD.fo undation application. C) Issues addressed in the Post-Processing Mode ----------------------------------------------1) The values of cut lines through plates for metric units has been corrected. 2) Results of files containing IBC 2003 commands can now be read with the Tools>SQL Query functions. 3) Plate>Results Along Line values corrected if the units are metric 4) Generated lodcases that include additional loadcases are displayed correctly in the post processor mode. 5) Results of Australian concrete column design is now available in the Member Q uery dialog. 6) It is now possible to copy the values in a Mode Shape table that is generated from a dynamic analysis. 7) The Surface Object Query dialog has been updated to correct the displayed an d printed values of FX and FY shown on the Forces sheet. D) Issues addressed in the Steel Design Mode -------------------------------------------1) Steel Designer AISC ASD results updated for pipe sections. 2) The AISC steel designer now supports design of Chinese H sections. 3) The Steel Designer Brief Dialog boxes have been updated to ensure that the OK and Cancel buttons are visable without having to hover over their locations. 4) The Steel Design briefs dialog have been updated so that all the buttons are visible without having to hover over their locations. 5) The EC3 design has been updated to operate in the Steel Designer Mode.

E) Issues addressed in the Concrete Design Mode ----------------------------------------------1) Pictures taken in RC Designer are stored in a format that allows multiple ses sions of RC Designer to operate and not impinge on each other. 2) BS8110 column designs improved when a side sway load case is defined. 3) The IS456 design code has been improved removing a superfluous check for mini mum area that caused beam designs to crash. 4) Designs of beams / columns and slabs to BS 8110:1997 incorporating amendments 1,2 and 3, needs to use material notations as defined in BS 8666:2005. The 2000 version of 8666 has been withdrawn. 5) The RC Designer module has improved its use of USL (now called Structural Pas sport) licenses 6) There has been a general improvement in the internal functionality for taking pictures. F) Issues addressed in the Editor, Viewer and other modules ----------------------------------------------------------1) The section database manager can now operate with the operating system set to European regional settings (using a comma as the decimal marker) 2) Updated IEG Licensing allows use of STAAD.Pro licenses during down periods of the SELECT License server. 3) Macro to create AutoPipe NTL batch files updated to use STAAD database sectio ns using either STAAD or Published names. 4) The Component Design Mode has been removed from STAAD.Pro GUI G) OpenSTAAD -----------1) The OpenSTAAD application object has a new function GetPublishedProfileName w hich returns a string with the published property section name when the function is given th e STAAD property name and the country code (see OpenSTAAD manual) 2) The OpenSTAAD function GetBeamPropertyAll has been enhanced to ensure that fl ange and web thicknesses are obtained for user sections. 3) The OpenSTAAD function GetSteelDesignResults function updated to operate with the latest results versions of STAAD.Pro results data files. H) Issues addressed in Printing -------------------------------

1) The printing routines have been updated to allow printing and print previewin g the Surface Forces Along X and Y options. 2) The height v intensity table is now included in a user report for wind load d efinitions. I) Issues addressed in Section Wizard ------------------------------------1) Canadian Tee section shape database updated correcting flange and web thickne sses. 2) The parametric section data input for rolled wide flange sections in Free Ske tch has been updated to match the preview image. 3) The Canadian T section database has been updated to report the correct locati on of the centre of gravity. 4) ASTM WT sections database corrected to show sections with parallel flanges. 5) Section property descriptions updated. J) Issues addressed in Advanced Slab Design ------------------------------------------1) Advanced Slab Designer improved to operate with Surface objects as well as co llections of plate elements.

5. What's New in STAAD.Pro 2006 -------------------------------------------------------Please refer to the document Revision_History_2006.txt located in this folder (e .g. C:\SPro2007\STAAD) (eof)