Wednesday, April 1, 2020

STAAD Pro, Structural Engineering,

Very importantly, The 10 Secrets You Will Never Know About STAAD Pro, Structural Engineering- I will tell and explain today. Please be seated to get most reliable information.

The 10 Secrets About STAAD Pro, Structural Engineering

➤ How to become an Structural Engineer

➤ Learn Engineering Drawing

➤ Become an AutoCAD expert

➤ Digital way to build Structural Engineering expertise 

➤ Software list of Structural Engineering

➤ Best recommended Structural evaluation software

➤ How to install & learn STAAD Pro Software 

➤ Know the Bye-Laws of GOI & respective state government

➤ DSS(design of steel structure codes) - IS:800-2007

➤ DCS(design of concrete structure codes) - IS:456-2000

How to become an Structural Engineer

Structural Engineers are professionals who work with construction companies or otherwise carrying out designing, planning and analyzing various structures. They carry out their work with structures and buildings taking into consideration the ecological, economic, technical, societal and artistic factors. Those who have studied the diverse courses in Civil or Structural engineering can work as Structural Engineers.

Qualifying Exam

In order to become a Structural Engineer, individuals have to pursue the Bachelors’ program in Civil Engineering. These professionals have to study the program from a recognized college so as to become a licensed Structural Engineer. They should also obtain the State license so as to carry out their work in the State. Moreover, they ought to have detailed knowledge in structural design, dynamics, structural analysis, material science and structural mechanics. Aspirants who have done the diploma course in the relevant fields can be placed in the entry-level positions in the sector. Postgraduates in Structural Engineering can expect hikes in their career.

Who is eligible to apply?

A pass in the intermediate course in Science streams is the minimum eligibility required to pursue the graduation program in Civil Engineering. Those who have done the diploma program in the concerned areas can also study the B.E. or B Tech program in Civil Engineering. They can join the second year of engineering graduation through the lateral entry system. Graduates in Civil Engineering can study the postgraduate programs in Structural Engineering in India by clearing the GATE exam.

Key Points in the process

➤Complete the matriculation course.

➤Study XII or its equivalent taking Science streams with Mathematics.

➤Otherwise, study the Diploma in Civil Engineering program.
Pursue the B.E / B Tech program in Civil Engineering.

➤Carry out post graduation in Structural Engineering.
Search out for career in Government agencies or in private sector.

➤Skills required for a Structural Engineer

Structural Engineers require good knowledge and designing skills in addition to their technical expertise. As they may have to interact with laborers in their daily affairs, they need to have good communication skills in English and in the local language of the place. These professionals should also be up-to-date with the new technological advancements in their Structural Engineering so as to shine in the sector.

Learn Engineering Drawing

STAAD Pro, Structural Engineering,

An engineering drawing is a type of technical drawing that is used to convey information about an object. A common use is to specify the geometry necessary for the construction of a component and is called a detail drawing. Usually, a number of drawings are necessary to completely specify even a simple component.

The best way to excel in it however is as follows:

1. Be a good listener, If you attend classes for ED whether in college or otherwise,listen to each and every word of your professor. You get to know about 90% of the essentials from the class itself. For ex. whether to use HB or 2H for a particular line, what all lines or curves to show in your sheet, the order in which you should start making your drawing and most importantly how to analyse the problem in hand.

2. Carry good quality equipment, One of the things which will help you really like the subject is having accurate tools which will give quality to your drawing and improve marks; few of which are a good quality compass,and mechanical pencils.

3. Video tutorial or a Friend. Next, if you are having any difficulties in understanding certain problems, browse for them on YouTube or if not, ask for the help of a proficient friend. Most importantly remember the slightest of the details they explain.

4. Practice. Of course, you need to right? And this doesn’t mean to just scribble on a rough sheet. The main thing you need to do here is to make a rough but nevertheless accurate sketch and compare it with the solution or your friend’s sketch.Ponder your mind on every line that you or they missed(especially the hidden lines of orthographic projections). This will surely open your mind to various little details of the drawing which people usually miss and lose their marks for.

5. Once you are done with the drawing try to find as many mistakes as possible, compare the question carefully with the answer. Obviously make sure you read the question carefully at the beginning itself and draw a mini sketch at the corner of the sheet.

These are a few things which have helped me in ED in my first year of engineering.Hope it will help you too.

Become an AutoCAD expert

STAAD Pro, Structural Engineering,

Do you enjoy working with AutoCAD? Do you like finding a solution when you get stuck? Are you the 'Go To' AutoCAD person in your Office?

I want to help you to become an AutoCAD expert, but I'll warn you. I don't have any cheats or shortcuts for you. You are going to have to put in some hard work.

I do have some great tips that will give you a roadmap of how to go from AutoCAD enthusiast to AutoCAD Elite! Being a CAD expert is ultimately extremely rewarding - you can do it!


The simplest way to begin improving your AutoCAD skills is to get out of your comfort zone. We all do it. We hit a problem, find a work around and never try another route ever again. It's easy to think that the way you found is the only way.

To open your eyes to how others are using AutoCAD, offer to help. Let your colleagues know that you love problem solving with AutoCAD and that you would be happy to help them brainstorm ideas if they get stuck.

You'll soon be thrown many tricky challenges that will get you scratching those synapses. And you'll get to know the regular issues that cause many people problems with AutoCAD.


If you really want a challenge - don't limit your new troubleshooting skills to your own office. Reach out to CAD users the world over through the Autodesk Community forums.

When you come across a problem on the forums that you are familiar with, post a reply. The great thing here is that others will post their advice too. This is a great way of learning alternative solutions to seemingly simple problems.

Bonus Tip: You can subscribe to your favourite Autodesk Community Form discussion boards in a RSS feed reader such as Feedly.

You'll see the post titles scroll by in the feed reader - just reading the questions people are asking will give you a great insight into where people are having problems.

If you can answer a question - just click the link to jump into the Forums and post your reply.

If you come across posts on the forums that contain interesting questions and actionable answers, don't forget to tweet, share or email the good news to your colleagues!


This is where the hard work starts. I'm sorry - there's no other way :winking_face:

The first CAD book I ever read was 'AutoCAD for Dummies' by Mark Middlebrook. This helped me to get my first job as a CAD Drafter, and I was soon hungry for more.

My next CAD Book was Ellen Finklestein's 'AutoCAD Bible'. I remember reading a chapter of this book every lunchtime, and trying out my new skills in the afternoons. By the end of my first six months in my new job I was teaching my Boss AutoCAD tricks he didn't know!

Ten years on and I now have 23 AutoCAD books in my library (I just counted them). I also have a further 38 books on related subjects such as Technical Drawing, Programming, Architecture and Furniture making.

You don't know what you don't know. There are a lot of great people out there who've done this before - and they want to help you. My top piece of advice for learning AutoCAD, is that you don't need to know everything - you just need to know what's possible. If you now that it CAN be done, you'll work out how to do it when the time comes.

In addition to reading text books, it's great to pick up little snippets of knowledge that you can action immediately. For this, I recommend using your RSS Feed reader to sign up to your favourite CAD Blogs. I track more than 80 CAD blogs this way (Including the AutodeskHelp blog that you are reading right now!). You can see a full list of the Blogs that I follow on the CadSetterOut links page here.

There's just no substitution for packing this kind of knowledge into your noggin. But there are alternatives if you don't like reading.

Autodesk Screencast is a great source of free video tutorials. If you can afford to pay a little, you can get more structured learning through video training providers such as Infinite Skills, Global ETraining or

If you prefer learning in person, I recommend that you start with your local technical college or Autodesk Value added Reseller.

The Holy Grail of all AutoCAD Training is Autodesk University. There is simply no better place to learn from your peers and colleagues about how THEY are working with AutoCAD right now.

If you can't afford to go to Las Vegas to learn AutoCAD, don't be disheartened. Not only are Autodesk expanding the coverage of AU with many local Autodesk University events, but you can also find a lot of classes from previous years in the AU Library.

I want to tell you - I got so much out of AU I went for three years in a row, entirely self-funded and in my own holiday time. It cost me a lot of money to attend, but it was instrumental in achieving the promotions I received as a result of my expert knowledge.

For the last three years I have attended AU as a speaker, which brings us neatly onto our next point.


Albert Einstein is attributed with saying:

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

You may THINK you know AutoCAD, but try explaining a solution to someone else and you'll soon find out where the gaps in your knowledge are!

Back in 2009 I used to share the great AutoCAD tips that I found on my favourite CAD blogs by emailing them around the office.

I soon learned that this wasn't fool proof, my colleagues would often lose the email and ask me to send it again!

I was inspired by bloggers such as Shaan Hurley to start my own blog, mainly as a database of great CAD tips that I could organise and share more easily with my colleagues.

It soon became obvious that it wasn't only my colleagues reading CadSetterOut, so I started to take Blogging more seriously! Writing a CAD blog as been a great catharsis for me, and a way to reveal gaps in my own knowledge.

You may know how to plot an AutoCAD drawing, or create a Block - but if you've never tried to explain it to someone else, or write down a list of instructions explaining exactly how it should be done, you've never really challenged your own understanding!

Ultimately, writing a CAD blog took me through Guest posting on other's blogs, to writing for AUGIworld and D3D Magazine and ultimately speaking at Autodesk University.

I'm not a trained speaker or teacher. I find leading classes challenging and even uncomfortable, but I love seeing good people do well. If I solve a problem and make a difference for even one person I feel great - I love it!

Round up

So - there you have it. You want to be an AutoCAD expert? Well right here is where you start paying! I can't promise you that It will be easy. But I can promise you that you can help your colleagues, gain a better position and leave the world a better place - if you are prepared to work hard.

Now you can easily excel it.

Digital way to build Structural Engineering expertise

Digital platform is the most important platform of future and most easily you can draw your plan and also Structural Analysis Evaluation can be done by a software like STAAD Pro, ETABS, SAP2000, RISA-3D and SkyCIV 3D.

What the digital experts are saying?

ICE's 2017 State of the Nation: Digital Transformation report set out key actions for industry on the topic of behaviours and skills for digital (as well as on how digital can boost productivity and how to operate securely in a digital world).

ICE's follow up knowledge campaign delves deeper into those recommendations to support practitioners and help drive change through industry. The event and content programme will feature the latest expert views from both inside and outside of our industry.

A cross-section of industry gathered for the ICE Future Engineers seminar at One Great George Street earlier in 2017. Here’s a snapshot:

Stuart Calvert, Head of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) programme, Digital Railway:

"Civil engineers will need to understand digital tools – whether that’s surveying tools, BIM tools, planning tools, virtual reality, or the associated control systems that support the civil engineering. Understanding how they all come together as a system to solve a problem is the most important thing."

Susan Bowen, Vice President and General Manager EMEA, Cogeco Peer 1:

"Organisations have to be thinking about the breadth and scale of the talent that they draw upon and nurture to fill different roles. The diverse challenges that businesses are faced with require insight, perspectives and qualities that don’t all come from the same traditional background.”

Mat Kellett, Mobile Mapping, UAV & OEM Sales Manager, Topcon:

"Civil engineers should always be ready to reinvent themselves as there’s always people out there that will do it faster and quicker. Make sure you keep up to date.”

Brian Higgins, Business Development Manager EMEA,(ISC)2 Inc:

"Organisations shouldn’t rely just on engineers – traditional engineers – to look after digital tools because it’s too big an ask. Get people in who can help them.”

Software list of Structural Engineering



RISA-3D and

Best recommended Structural evaluation software

The best recommended software for structural analysis are-

ETABS ⟶ Best for building & foundation only

STAAD Pro ⟶ Building cum foundations & small bridges

SAP2000 ⟶ Specialized for bridges

How to install & learn STAAD Pro Software

Installation of STAAD Pro

STAAD Pro installation process can be found here

Learn STAAD Pro

STAAD Pro, Structural Engineering,

As you can see, there is a platform for learning STAAD Pro.

There is a huge difference between operating a software and using a software. There is a theory behind everything we do in STAAD Pro if you don’t know the theory than you can’t explain what you do in this software.

In online videos you can learn only how to operate the software. You will get to know how to do but you can’t know why we do.

STAAD Pro is a very vast software. No channel on youtube cover all the parts of STAAD Pro. Sometimes it become very hard to trust which video is right and which is wrong because there are different videos using the different approach on the same topic.

So for the best learning find someone who working in industry or worked in industry and now teaching this software. Only he can tell you how to learn this software.

so, i decided Lynda Platform is highly recommended.

Know the Bye-Laws of GOI & respective state government

The metro city building Bye-Laws by government of india can be downloaded by clicking here

The Bihar state building Bye-Laws can be downloaded by clicking here

DSS(design of steel structure codes) - IS:800-2007

The code for steel structures are articulated by Bureau of Indian Standards in the year 2000 by the title "IS:800-2007" and it can be downloaded by clicking here

DCS(design of concrete structure codes) - IS:456-2000

The code for steel structures are articulated by Bureau of Indian Standards in the year 2000 by the title "IS:456-2000" and it can be downloaded by clicking here


This article purpose was to provide the genuine and very essential information to you to become more efficient civil engineer as well as structural engineer.


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