World’s #1 Structural Analysis and Design Software Supporting Indian and major International codes.

The choice of 0.2 million Structural Engineers worldwide, STAADpro is guaranteed to meet all your structural engineering needs.

STAADpro features state of the art user interface, visualisation tools, powerful analysis and design engines with advanced finite element (FEM) and dynamic analysis capabilities. From model generation, analysis and design to visualisation and result verification STAADpro is the professional first choice.

STAADpro was developed by practicing engineers around the globe. It has evolved over 20 years and meets the requirements of ISO 9001 certification.

STAADpro has building codes for most countries including US, Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Finland, Sweden, India, China, Euro Zone, Japan, Denmark and Holland.

Structural Analysis And Design :

STAAD-III, the world’s most powerful and popular structural analysis and design software is in use across the globe since 1980. Now it is available in the form of STAAD.Pro which consists of STAAD + STARDYNE +FEMkit + VisualDraw . STAAD.Pro is a comprehensive, general purpose software for integrated structural analysis and design.

STAAD.Pro may be utilized for analyzing and designing practically all types of structures – buildings, bridges, towers, transportation, industrial and utility structures.

STAAD.Pro implements the most modern technologies in today’s Computer-Aided-Engineering.

It unifies leading-edge graphics and visualization techniques with proven and time tested analysis and design. A live, unified database provides seamless integration across all mission critical application – from concept design/analysis to detail design, simulation and visualization.

STAAD.Pro Overview :

  • “Concurrent Engineering” based user environment for model development, analysis, design, visualization and verification.
  • Object-oriented intuitive 2D/3D graphic model generation.
  • Pull down menus, floating toolbars, tool tip help.
  • Flexible Zoom and multiple views.
  • Isometric and perspective views 3D shapes.
  • Built-in Command File Editor.
  • Simple Command Language.
  • Graphics/Text input generation.
  • State-of-the-art Graphical Pre and Post Processor.
  • Rectangular/Cylindrical Coordinate Systems.
  • Joint, Member/Element, Mesh Generation with flexible user-controlled numbering.
  • Efficient algorithm minimizes disk space requirements.
  • FPS, Metric or SI units.
  • Presentation quality printer plots of Geometry and Results as part of run output.
  • Compatible with Win95/98/NT
  • On-line manual and context sensitive help

Graphics Environment :

  • Model Generation
    • Interactive Menu-driven Model Generation with simultaneous 3D display.
    • 2Dand 3D Graphic Generation using rectangular or polar coordinate systems.
    • Segments of repetitive geometry may be used to generate complex structural models.
    • Generate, Copy, Repeat, Mirror, Pivot, etc. or quick and easy geometry generation.
    • Quick/easy mesh generation.
    • Comprehensive graphics editing.
    • Graphical Specification and Display of Properties, Loadings, Supports, Orientations.
    • Import AutoCAD DXF files.
    • Access to Text Editor.
  • Model Verification
    • 2D/3D drawings on screen as well as on plotter/printer.
    • Full 3D shapes for Frames, Elements.
    • Sectional views or views with listed members only.
    • Isometric or any rotations for full 3D viewing.
    • Display of Properties, Loadings, Supports, Orientations, Joint/Member numbering, Dimensions, Hidden line removed, etc.
    • Plot manipulation according to the size, rotation, viewing origin and distance.

Analysis & Design :

  • Static Analysis

    • 2D/3D Analysis based on state-of-the-art Matrix method to handle extremely large job.
    • Beam, Truss, Tapered Beam, Shell/Plate Bending/Plane Stress.
    • Full/Partial Moment Releases.
    • Member Offset Specification.
    • Fixed, Pinned and Spring Supports with Releases. Also inclined Supports.
    • Automatic Spring Support Generator.
    • Linear, P-Delta Analysis, Non-Linear Analysis with automatic load and stiffness correction. Multiple Analyses within same run.
    • Active/Inactive Members for Load-Dependent structures.
    • Tension-only members and compression-only members, Multi-linear spring supports.
    • CIMSTEEL Interface.
  • Dynamic / Sesmic Analysis
    • Mass modeling, Extraction of Frequency and Mode shapes.
    • Response Spectrum, Time History Analysis.
    • Modal Damping Ratio for Individual Models.
    • Harmonic Load Generator.
    • Combination of Dynamic forces with Static loading for subsequent design.
  • Secondary Analysis
    • Forces and Displacements at sections between nodes.
    • Maximum and Minimum force Envelopes.
Load Types and Load Generation :

  • Loading for Joints, Members/Elements including Concentrated, Uniform, Linear, Trapezoidal, Temperature, Strain, Support Displacement, Prestressed and Fixed-end Loads.
  • Global, Local and Projected Loading Directions.
  • Uniform or varying Element Pressure Loading on entire or selected portion of elements.
  • Floor/Area Load converts load-per-area to member loads based on one-way or two-way actions.
  • Automatic Moving Load Generation as per standard AASHTO or user-defined loading.
  • UBC 1997.AIJ/IS 1893/Cypriot Seismic Load Generation.
  • Automatic Wind Load Generation.
  • Factored Load Combinations including algebraic, absolute and SRSS combination schemes.
Finite Element Capabilities :

  • Accurate and numerically Efficient Plate/Shell Element incorporating out-of-plane shear and in-plane rotation.
  • Automatic Element Mesh Generation.
  • Comprehensive Element Stress Output including in-plane stresses, out-of-plane shear, bending and principal stresses at nodal as well as user specified points.

Steel Design :

  • Built-in steel tables including AISC, Australian, British, Canadian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and South African. Shapes include I-Beam with or without cover plates, Channels, Angles, Double Angles,/Channels, Pipes and Tubes.
  • User-specified Design Parameters to customize design.
  • Code Check, Member selection and Optimised Member Selection consisting of Analysis/Design cycles.
  • Design codes include AISC (ASD and LRFD), AASHTO. Optional codes include ASCE52, BS5400, BS5950, Canadian, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Indian and Scandinavian.
  • Weld deign for all steel shapes.

Concrete Design :

  • Design of Concrete Beam/Column/Slab/Footing as per all major international codes
  • Numerical and Graphical Design Outputs with complete reinforcement details.
  • IS 456-2000 for RCC design implemented.
  • RC detailer as per IS 456-2000 has been implemented which has given a new dimension to RCC design never witnessed in STAAD before.

Timber Design :

  • Code Check/Selection as per AITC Code.

Result Verification :

  • Result verification and display.
  • Deflected and Mode Shapes based on Joint/Section Displacement for user-specified loading or mode shape number.
  • Bending Moment and Shear force diagrams of individual members as well as the entire structure.
  • User-controlled Scale factors for Deflected or Mode shapes.
  • orce/Moment Envelope Plots as max/min for all loads.
  • Stress contour plots.
  • Code Performance Plots for Steel Design.
  • Powerful on-line Query for analysis/design results.
  • Animation of Deflected/Mode shapes, Stress Contours.
Special Features :

Query and Report Generator :

  • These powerful graphics based facilities provide on-screen result verification and customized report generation. User-friendly navigation and organization of data helps you get the information you need with a few simple clicks.
  • Point and click on a member to obtain all the information on its Geometry, Cross-sectional properties, Forces, etc. even design information such as Allowable Stresses, Governing Code Criteria, Reinforcement layout are available.
  • Sort and Search based on required criteria to create customized reports. Arrange and rank the data based on Forces, Moments, Displacements, Stresses, etc. in ascending or descending order.
  • Customize reports to include only the information you want, where you want it, including your company logo.
Integration : STAAD.Pro 2003 with STAAD.etc

  • Significant powerful, integrated component analysis and design tools.
  • Use STAAD.etc within STAAD.Pro to analyze and design the footings and create a footing layout.
  • Use STAAD.etc within STAAD.Pro to analyze and design shear and moment bolt groups.

STAAD.Pro 2003 Software Release Report :

Model Generation :

  • Roaming grid labeling for construction lines.
  • Equation editor to create parametric equations to define node coordinates.
  • Auto mesh of user defined polygonal element boundary by simple mouse clicks.
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo.
  • All values can be input as fractions with their units directly in any edit box (i.e. 5’1/2″ or 12.36m).
  • More structure wizard models including user-defined parametric structures to create any structural template.
  • Define any point as centre for cylindrical and reverse cylindrical coordinate system.
  • New user defined steel databases to add customized sections or steel libraries.
Model Verification :

  • Multiple zooming and shadow box windows.
  • Automatic toggling of steel and concrete parameters, loads and ranges of node/beam/plate/solid label.
  • Automatic view restoration facility to keep window arrangements intact.
  • New 3D rendering of structure using shading and lighting.

Load Generation :

  • New advanced wind load generator taking into consideration user-defined panels.

Design :

  • New IS: 456-2000 RC Designer.
  • New AASHTO 2000 code.
  • New IBC 2000 code.
  • New AISI Cold-Formed Steel Design and section library (optional).
  • New welding design code.
  • Automatic calcuoation of cracked moment of inertia for concrete design.

Analysis :

  • Non-linear cable members for catenary cables.
  • P-Delta analysis enabled for plates.
  • New Automated bridge loader to calculate 3D influence surfaces, traffic lanes, critical vehicle
    loading positions, etc.(optional).
  • Calculation of maximum base shear for time history loading.
  • Influence area reported for spring supports for elastic mats.
  • Scale factors for ground acceleration for time history loading.
  • Warnings for ‘load losses’ due to poorly defined plate releases.
  • Enhanced solid stress contour definition for brick elements.

Results Verification :

  • Custom-defined tool-tips for displaying pre- and post-processing data for any entity with mouse roll over.
  • Export saved pictures into any format and in any size.
  • New plate and solid element query box through double-clicking.
  • New slider control for member query box to see shear, bending and deflection values at any point along the beam.
  • New super query box to change any beam/element attribute on the fly
  • Table of contents for STAAD viewer to go directly to different parts of the ANL file.
  • Dynamic query feature to create customized queries for data mining STAAD output (i.e. Find All Nodal Deflections<0.06inches in the Global Y Whose Z Coordinate is> 20ft. for Load Cases > Load Case 5).

Interoperability :

  • New Footing plan calculation and layout schematic form STAAD.etc (optional).
  • Integration with Section wizard for section property calculation of any shape.
  • New open and customizable international steel library database.
  • Integration with Layout product for linking STAAD.Pro data to layout templates.
  • open STAAD API to link STAAD data into any 3rd party or in-house applications like Excel, AutoCAD, Visio, etc. using any script language like VB, VBA, JAVA,C, C++, FORTRAN
    (fully COM compliant).

Customer Support, Maintenance and Service :To ensure you receive maximum benefits from your investment in REI products, we offer a comprehensive Maintenance and Service program. This program is designed to provide you with an information pipeline to answer the questions that you may have or problems that you may encounter
using any of the REI products and to ensure that you always have immediate access to the latest releases and upgrades.

Profit from our Maintenance Program with :

  • Technical Support
    • Unlimited toll-free access to domestic technical support.
    • E-support: Online technical support 24 hours per day.
    • Dynamic knowledge-based system for FAQ’s and example problems (changes everyday with input from REI support engineers around the world).
  • Product Updates and Enhancements.
  • Automatic Software updates and enhancements mailed to you upon availability.
  • Downloadable updates and patches (Archived updates also available).
  • Automatic Bug Notification System to inform users of new patches, builds or updates very time they run STAAD.
    • Other Services
  • Training programs can also be held at your site and customized based on your requirements.
    • Discounts
  • Substantial discounts on future upgrades, additional licenses of software and training programs.
STADDPro 2007
New Features

  • New Start Page to access commonly accessed functions
  • Enhanced Grid Tool to work with multiple grids, store for later use, reuse on other projects and use DXF files
  • Fly-out toolbars to free up desktop real estate
  • Physical Member Query
  • In-plane area loads on plates to model friction loading
  • Hot rolled channels can now be defined as front to front to complement the back to back definitions
  • Automatic property calculation of User Provide Table (UPT) angle sections
  • Tool to consolidate multiple property references
  • Section property reduction in analysis to account for cracking
  • Tension / compression only spring supports easier to define
  • Enhanced ELASTIC MAT / PLATE MAT options
  • New Reference load cases for primary loads that do not require analysis in themselves
  • Enhanced Beta Angle Definition and Assignment
  • P-Delta analysis including stress stiffening effect of the KG matrix
  • P-Delta analysis including small Delta
  • Modal Analysis including stress stiffening effect of KG Matrix
  • Buckling Load analysis
  • Enhanced Master/Slave command processing
  • New Advanced Solver substantially faster for large model problems
  • New Eurocode 3:2005 steel design
  • New static check table to view equilibrium checks previously only available in the output file
  • New Beam and Column designs to the Russian Concrete code SP52
  • New RAM Connection Design Mode to design steelwork connections with both basic and smart connections
  • Enhanced link to AutoPipe with persistency of pipe models across STAAD.Pro sessions
STADDPro 2006
STAADPro2006 New Features

  • Grouping analytical members into physical members using a special member group PMEMBER. Properties and loads can be assigned to physical member.
  • Transfer forces for steel connection design will automatically be calculated.
  • Automatic calculation of buckling lengths.
  • Plastic pushover analysis to identify plastic hinges and member states at different load steps.
  • Full steady state and harmonic analysis with modal and composite damping.
  • IS800 draft code.
  • IS 1893 Load definition through utility.
  • Modeling of In-fill Brick wall panels.
  • Torsion clause of IS 1893-2002.
STADD.Pro 2005
STAADPro2005 New Features

  • Graphics Environment
    • Exporting and Importing files in the CIS/2 format.
    • Configurable Selection Cursor with user defined Filter.
    • New interface to define a composite floor deck system.
    • Define Member Attributes before Creating Member Elements.
    • Define Plate Attributes before Creating Plate Elements.
    • Circular Opening in Parametric Model and Enhancement of Insert Node Operation.
    • Automatic creation of Floor Panel Infill Plates.
  • Steel Design
    • LRFD Steel Designer with physical members.
    • Design of Single Angle per Geometric Axis.
    • Design of Face-to-Face double channels.
    • New shear and moment connections.
    • Design open web joists (based on SJI tables) and castellated beams (SMI Smart Beams).
    • Calculation of Effective Length Factors (K Factors) for Steel Design.
    • Advanced Connections using the New Descon Integration.
    • Fireproofing and the Automatic Fireproofing Specification in STAAD.Pro.
    • Column With Lacings And Battens as per IS:800.
  • Concrete Design
    • Shear Wall Design as per IS:456.
    • Interactive Slab design as per Indian standard.
    • New Bar Combination for IS:13920.
    • Enhanced Earthquake Resistant RC Design (IS:13920).
    • Design of I and L-shaped concrete beams/columns ACI:318-02.
  • Timber & Aluminium Design
    • New AITC Code.
  • Analysis
    • Missing mass for time history.
    • Generate floor spectra from time history.
    • Turn on/off shear deformation for static and dynamic analysis.
    • Define Cut Off Time for Time History Analysis.
  • Load Types & Load Generation
    • New wind loading on open lattice structures.
    • New load assignment dialog boxes.
    • Generation of Wind Load As Per ASCE -7-95.
    • Floor load on user defined member groups.
    • New floor load generator which automatically updates the pressure distribution if the floor changes. Also, allows for elimination of members.
    • Adding and editing tables containing factors for automatic load combination generation.
  • Model Verification
    • Enhanced illustration of Master-slave Specifications.
    • Enhanced illustration of Fixed-But Supports.
  • Results Verification
    • Stress contour on Displaced Surface or Volume.
    • Repositioning Support Reaction Labels.
    • Line display of Support Reaction.
    • Line display of Plate Stress Contour.
    • New Contour System for Member Axial Force.
    • New Contour System for Section Utilization Ratio.
    • Simultaneous Display of Stress Contours for Plates, Surfaces and Solids.
    • Stress contour on Displaced Surface or Volume
STADDPro 2004
STAAD.PRO 2004 New Features

  • Graphics Environment
    • New Color Coding To Distinguish Local Z-Axis For Plate Element.
    • Add Surface Opening.
    • Copying Geometry Only With Transnational Repeat.
    • Opengl Enhancement For 3d Rendering.
  • Steel Design
    • Cold Form Steel Sections Are Available As Per Is : 801.
    • Transmission Tower Design Is Available As Per Is : 802.
    • Composite Beam Design As Per The American Lrfd 3rd Edition Code.
    • Enhancement In Color Display For Connections.
  • Concrete Design
    • Enhanced Shear Wall Design.
    • Improved Concrete Slab Design In The Interactive Design Facilities.
    • Shear Wall With Openings – Design As Per Aci Code.
  • Analysis
    • Print The Center Of Gravity Of Portions Of The Structure.
    • Print Support Generator For Mat Foundations.
    • Calculations Of Effective Length Factors ( K Factors ) For Steel Design.
    • Shear Wall With Openings – Modelling And Analysis.
    • Specifying A Reduced Set Of Active Modes For Response Spectrum And Time History Analysis.
  • Load Types And Load Generation
    • Pressure Parameter For Curved Members.
    • Load Generation On Beams Using “One Way Slab Loading” Technique.
    • Floor Load Generation For Vertical Surfaces.
    • Auto Load Combination Generator.
    • Ibc 2000/2003 Seismic Load Generation.
  • Model Verification
    • Check For Solid Elements With Negative Volume.
    • Check For Warped Solids.
    • Check Overlapping Plates.
    • Check Beam Plate Connectively .
  • Result Verification
    • Beam Stress Manager.
    • Re-Indexing Stress Contour Diagrams.
    • Cutting Lines Through Plates To Determine The Forces And Stresses Along Any Line.
Some of the new features of

  • Enhancement in graphic environment and data generation facilities.
  • Open STAAD environment enhancement
  • Analysis of shear wall
  • Inclusion of Interactive steel design as per IS-800
  • Design of connections for steel structures
  • Inclusion of IS-801, IS-802.
  • Inclusion of Revised Earthquake code IS1893-2002.

……….. And many more new features ……..

Design any type of structure and share your synchronized model data with confidence among your entire design team. – 

b) STAAD.Foundation:

Comprehensive Foundation Design is a standalone or integrated foundation solution for simple and complex foundation problems. integrates all common footing designs including spread (isolated) footings, strip (combined) footings, pile cap arrangement and design, octagonal footings and mat foundations.

Cutlines can be specified at any location along mat foundations
To address specific needs of the plant industry, includes modules for vertical vessel foundations (octagonal shape) and heat exchanger foundations

Currently, supports three concrete codes: ACI-2005, BS 8110 and IS-456-2000. These foundations can be on soil or on piles. Load types can be predetermined or user-defined with a customizable automatic load combination generator. Wind and zip code based seismic loads can also be generated through a simple wizard-based input. can calculate footing plan dimension and thickness automatically. It designs for one way shear, punching shear, pile punching shear, and corner pile check. It calculates reinforcement along both axes (X and Z) and both faces (top and bottom). With its powerful 3D graphics, engineers can quickly identify and investigate displaced shapes, stress contour, soil pressure and reinforcement layout.

Integration with STAAD.Pro is bi-directionally integrated with STAAD.Pro (a leading product in structural analysis and design). Any analyzed STAAD.Pro file can be imported into with all column positions (and/or plates), support reactions and loads brought in automatically. Changes made to the column positions or loads can be re-imported for further evaluation of the substructure.

Finite Element Analysis (FEM) for accurate and economical designs has a very unique and innovative technique for mat design that takes full advantage of 3D FEM analysis, which can provide for an accurate and economical design. It designs the slab at thousands of discrete points taking into consideration an unlimited number of load cases. This unique approach to creating user-defined reinforcing zones helps the user to visualize and optimize the reinforcement reinforcement requirement. The program can automatically detect upliftand redistribute the force. A design along any user-defined line in the slab can be performed along with checks for punching shear for all column positions.

Unique, Object based modeling for complex foundations
No matter how complex the foundation is, can design it with its object based modeling environment. Whether it is rectangular, complex polygonal, circular or includes openings , has the tools to model, analyze, design and produce drawings. In addition, both regular and irregular column lines can be modeled. The sophisticated mesh generation allows for the creation of holes (cut-outs) and inner regions with different thicknesses for pedestals.

Boundary/property line loads can be modeled with powerful physical loading objects such as circular load, quadrilateral load, line load and point load.

Detailed drawings and Thorough Output including Calculations generates detailed drawings which includes both plan and sectional drawings with rebar marks.The drawings include all the footings designed in the project to scale with grid lines and grid marks which help identify interference. Drawings can be exported to DXF or DWG format to produce site drawings. Thorough output and detailed calculations are also provided listing all relevant clauses and equations.
STAAD.FOUNDATION At-A-GlanceGeneral footings

  • Intuitive user-friendly graphical user interface; the workflow is categorized and arranged to flow from top to bottom
  • Complete foundation project environment which includes isolated, combined, strip, pile cap, octagonal footing and mat foundations; it connects all the modules through a global layer
  • Tabbed view, navigator tree and floating toolbar.
  • Modeling wizard for rectangular mat foundation
  • Physical mat foundation modeling environment saves time and reduces errors
  • Physical loading—like point load on space, quadrilateral load, circular load, or line load allows user to simulate tank loading and wall loading
  • is seamlessly integrated with STAAD.Pro to import loadings, reactions, column positions; users can even import any set of analyzed plates to design; program tracks changes made in STAAD.Pro model and can merge the changes with file
  • Powerful OpenGL-based graphics helps visualize output like displacements, stress on displaced shape, combined beam stress, and entities like plates and beams in 3D for a realistic rendered view
  • Automatic transfer of load from top of the pedestal to the base of the footing
  • Automatic pile arrangement
  • Automatic mesh generation considering holes, control regions and column lines; option for both triangular and quadrilateral plates
  • Physical beam

Analysis and Design

  • Supports both flexible and rigid method
  • Sophisticated FEM analysis for mat foundation powered by reliable STAAD analysis engine
  • Supports unlimited number of load cases and load combinations
  • Physical tie beam which automatically converts to analytical members for analysis and provides output such as bending moment, shear and combined stresses
  • Innovative and unique slab design to take full advantage of FEM analysis; it produces user-defined reinforcing zones and blocks for optimal reinforcement distribution
  • Slab design along any cut line to simulate manual mat design technique
  • Automatic pile arrangement using BOCA standard
  • Proper handling of biaxial moment for all footing types using finite difference approach
  • Pedestal design


  • Step-by-step detailed calculation sheet with code clauses and equations to verify output
  • Layout drawing with grid marks and to-scale drawing detects overlaps and aids in selection of foundation type
  • Detailed structural drawing of each footing with customizable arrow marks and labels
  • DXF export of detailed and layout drawing to produce site drawing
  • Base pressure and plate stress color contour
  • User defined cut lines through mat slabs to view bending moment and shear diagramps and designs
Mat foundation depicting
Vertical vessel foundation

  • Processor:
    Pentium II 400mHz
  • Operating System:
    Windows 2000 or XP
  • Professional
    128 MB RAM
  • Disk Space:
    52 MB (100 MB recommended)
  • Video Graphics Card:
    OpenGL 3D graphics supported
Design Codes

  • United States – ACI 318-2005
  • United Kingdom – BS 8110
  • India – IS 456-2000

Features Specific for Plant Foundations

  • Specific modules for the plant industry like vertical vessel foundation and heat exchanger foundation
  • Modeling wizard to quickly generate the model (including mats)
  • Built in load types like “empty”, “operating”, “test”, Bundle pull force”
  • Automatic load combination generation
  • Automatic wind load and zip code based seismic load generation
  • Calculation of time period
  • Vertical vessel foundation can be on soil or on octagonal or square pile cap

Design virtually any type of foundation, from basic to the most complex. –

c) Microstation.


A Source of Innovation, a CAD Platform for Integration


There are many Innovations by MicroStation which differentiate it from the competition. As the list of features and functions in MicroStation is so long we include just a small sample of key features here.


  • Reference DGN and DWG files in the same model file
  • Attach images as reference files including satellite and aerial site photos and scanned maps and drawings
  • Attach a model file as a reference file at different stages of development using Design History
  • Attach a PDF file as a reference file for a full 360 degree design, review and edit workflow.

Raster Manager

  • Multiple image format support up to 24-bit color including TIFF, JPG, CIT, COT, RLE etc.
  • Multiple wavelet compression formats ECW and MrSID are supported
  • Support for: multi-page PDF documents, I/RAS B raster, JPG 2000, and ECW


  • New Microsoft installers ease the process of implementation and administration
  • SELECT updates are structured to streamline the process of implementing updates
  • Designed for XP logo certification is an assurance of quality and reliability

Graphics Performance and presentations

  • Microsoft DirectX Graphics technology provides 3D users with extreme graphics performance for view navigation and manipulation
  • 2D users benefit from high-quality rendering and presentation enhancements
  • Standard PANTONE® and RAL Color books enable the creation of richer and more consistent presentations
  • Element Transparency, Display Priority and Gradient Fills deliver enhanced presentation capabilities

CAD Standards Management

  • Element Templates integrate CAD standards with MicroStation Tasks to align features and tools with design and production workflows
  • CAD standards checking tools provide valuable and accurate insight into the quality of CAD content and enable administrators to check CAD content against project standards using Element Templates to increase the quality & consistency of all project content

Native DWG Working

  • DWG work mode to maximize compatibility
  • AutoCAD keyboard command support

Design History

  • Record and review a complete history of changes to a DGN file and all DGN references
  • Restore previous design content from any working session throughout the lifecycle of the DGN file
ProjectWise StartPoint

  • ProjectWise StartPoint is an entry-level collaboration tool built on Microsoft Office SharePoint technologies for MicroStation and AutoCAD users
  • Provides direct access to SharePoint collaboration tools for managing project and reference files
  • Support for Link Sets between CAD and Office files
  • Enforces CAD Standards by assigning Workspace profiles to DGN files in SharePoint

File Format Support

  • Native read and write for all DGN file formats
  • Native read and write for DWG file formats R11 – R2007
  • Import capability for: DXF, 3DS, SKP, RDL, IGES, Parasolid, ACIS SAT, CGM, STEP, STL, Image & Text
  • Export capability for DXF, RDL, IGES, Parasolid, ACIS SAT, CGM, STEP, VRML World, STL, Google Earth KML, U3D, Visible Edges & 2D

Digital Signatures

  • Record all design stage changes and apply a digital signature for authenticity

Digital Rights

  • Define secure permissions for viewing, editing and printing DGN files
  • Support for 2048-bit public/private keys and Integrated with digital signature technology
  • Additional permissions features include access expiration dates

Printing & Plotting options

  • 2D PDF, PostScript and HPGL2/RTL printing support
  • 3D PDF and U3D support
  • Batch and scheduled print processing

Google Earth Publishing tools

  • Support for Google Earth v4.0
    Publish rich DGN, DWG and GIS models to the Google Earth KML file format
  • Capture Google Earth terrain models and aerial imagery for a realistic representation of the site in MicroStation
  • Play camera animations in Google Earth


  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) support included in MicroStation
    MDL and MicroStation Basic support
  • Customizable user interface Universal Database connection
  • Full interoperability with the industry-specific extensions and the comprehensive portfolio of applications

Downstream data compatibility

  • All DGN and DWG files edited by MicroStation can be shared with downstream consumers using: Redline, View and Navigator View

Model, analyze, and design with our diverse general purpose structural analysis application with built-in steel member and connection design. –


RAM Concept

Advanced Design of Reinforced and Post-tensioned Concrete Slabs and Mats


Flexible Structural Modeling

  • Elevated floors and mat foundations
  • One-way and two-way slabs, pan joists, waffles, beams, girders
  • Orthotropic or isotropic slab properties
  • Drop caps, drop panels and random thickenings of any shape at any location
  • Openings of any shape at any location
  • Wall, column, point spring and line spring supports
  • Accurate modeling of irregular structures
  • Zero-tension area (soil) springs
  • Imported CAD drawing as snapping background
  • Automated Meshing

Tendon Modeling

  • Banded, distributed and arbitrary tendons
  • Friction losses including consideration of horizontal curves
  • Analysis includes 3D hyperstatic (secondary) effects

Loading Analysis

  • Fx, Fy, and Fz point, line, and area force loads
  • Mx and My point, line, and area moment loads
  • Line loads (force and moment) can vary linearly from end to end
  • Area loads (force and moment) can vary linearly in two directions
  • Self-weight and tendon loadings calculated automatically
  • Self-equilibrium loadings available for integrating floor-system analysis with building frame analysis from any source

Pattern Loading

  • Loads can be filtered through arbitrary-shaped patterns with on-pattern and off-pattern factors
  • Patterns loading effects automatically enveloped together

Live Load Reduction

  • ASCE 7-02, AS/NZS 1170.1:2002, BS 6399-1:1996, IBC 2003, IS 875-1987, UBC 1997
  • Arbitrary loading patterns may be specified
  • Tributary/influence areas may be specified or calculated by the program

Report Generation

  • Fully customizable professional reports
  • Reports are complete ready-to-submit calculations
  • Reports can be printed to any page size or orientation
  Load Combinations

  • Automatically generated load combinations for each design code
  • Optional user-specified load combinations (no limit)
  • Two load factors per loading, allowing easy enveloping of max and min forces
  • Zero-tension area spring results for mat/raft foundations

Span and Cross Section Design

  • Automated layout of design spans
  • Post-tensioned, reinforced, and hybrid concrete design
  • Strength design (bending and shear)
  • Initial service design (transfer of prestressing forces)
  • Service design
  • Ductility design
  • Cracked section analysis
  • Long-term deflections considering cracking, creep, and shrinkage
  • ACI 318-99, ACI 318-02, AS 3600-2001, BS 8110-1997, IS 456-2000

Punching Shear Design

  • Automated generation of critical section considering actual (not simplified) geometries
  • Design for columns above or below the slab
  • Considers biaxial moments
  • Design of SSR (studded shear reinforcement)

Integration Features

  • Import of structure and loadings from RAM Structural System
  • Export of column and wall geometry to RAM Structural System
  • Export of column and wall reactions to RAM Structural System
  • Import of structure and loadings from STAAD
  • Import and Export of CAD drawings

Other Features

  • Multiple and mixed unit systems (US, SI and MKS)
  • Strip Wizard for 2D modeling
  • Industry leading technical support

Economically design concrete slabs, mats, and rafts with exceptional visibility into compliance, efficiency, and practicality. – 

e) PowerRebar:


PowerRebar is 2D/3D software for reinforced concrete detailing and scheduling. PowerRebar includes MicroStation PowerDraft®; it runs standalone with native DGN and DWG file formats and does not require a separate CAD platform. The software is used for a range of structures: buildings, domes, towers, bridges, dams, industrial structures, and marine structures. PowerRebar ensures accuracy of design, quantities, and plans – regardless of the complexity.

3D model investigation reduces the likelihood of conflicts during construction
Bar charts are instantaneously updated as details are created/changed

Drafting Flexibility
Powerful routines enable users to quickly create accurate 2D reinforcement layouts. The detailing process is simple and easy to learn. It provides for straight reinforcement, closed ties, circular, spiral, and radial reinforcement. There are no restrictions on the shape of the concrete arrangement. Plan, section, and elevation details can be regular or irregular, and can include complex and varying concrete shapes. Reinforcement is instantly updated by the software whenever changes to the concrete arrangements are required. PowerRebar is now integrated with STAAD.Pro® 2007 enabling engineers and detailers to communicate seamlessly.

Dynamic Bar Labeling
The labeling options are designed to eliminate errors traditionally associated with rebar detailing. Bar marks, bar quantities, spacings and diameters, and so on, are maintained automatically by the software across multiple views and throughout the entire drawing – saving many hours not just during detailing but also in the checking process. A list of user-defined labeling formats virtually eliminates the need to enter text manually in your bar call-outs.

Automatic Scheduling and Charting
As reinforcement details are created, PowerRebar automatically assigns bar marks, determines bar shapes, and calculates bar lengths and dimensions. The software instantly updates bar charts with accurate quantities and bar mass summaries. Changes to the schedules and bar charts are made automatically as changes to the concrete arrangements occur.

Dynamic Dimensioning
Dynamic dimensions allow you to drive the size and shape of the concrete details. When it becomes necessary to resize concrete details, dimensions are attached to a detail using the dynamic dimensioning tool. PowerRebar prompts for these dimensions and then adjusts all the related concrete and reinforcement details when new sizes are entered.

User-Definable Bar Codes
Reinforcement is drawn in accordance with your preferred design code. PowerRebar includes support for the majority of international design codes. Lap lengths, bar diameters, steel grades and designations, as well as hook and cog sizes, are all preset to the requirements of each code. You can modify this data at any time to suit special design conditions, or input your own data to comply with lesser-known codes.

Bar Shape Library
PowerRebar scans its Bar Shape Library to find a matching shape as each reinforcing bar is detailed. Required shapes are activated and deactivated at any time during a project from a selection of more than 1,000 shapes. These shapes cover all major international codes and a wide array of non-standard shapes.

3D Modeling
PowerRebar automatically creates and maintains three-dimensional models of reinforcement as 2D views of a structure are established. The 3D models are used in the investigation of reinforcement conflicts. Should a region of conflict be discovered, the 3D models repair themselves automatically as you make the necessary adjustments in the 2D views.

Powerful Bar Editing
A suite of specialized reinforcement editing routines helps you manage the detailing and scheduling process. For example, options are included to draw bars automatically in full size, to rescale entire details instantaneously, or to insert openings into a group of bar ranges.

Parametric Detailing
PowerRebar allows you to re-use your concrete details over and over, minimizing the need for duplication. Dynamic dimensions are a significant part of the parametric tool set. Adding a Prompt to a dynamic dimension allows you to quickly change that dimension from one detail to the next. Dynamic dimensions can also be linked via equations for intelligent resizing of concrete arrangements. Prompts and equations are added to individual bars to automate the changes in your reinforcement.

Rebar Object Library
User-definable objects make it easy to create new objects – from scratch or via quick modifications to existing objects. Concrete and reinforcement details are retrieved dynamically from the Rebar Object Library to suit new sizes and orientations. The objects are scheduled automatically as the dynamic dimensions are resized. Objects are useful for automating the detailing of stairways, beams, columns, slabs, walls, piers and footings, retaining walls, and bridges.


Types of Detailing Routines

  • Straight and bent multi-legged bars, including ties
  • Radiused and circular ties
  • Parallel and radial bar ranges
  • Flood-fill of bar ranges
  • Dynamic bar labeling
  • Automatic 3D modeling
  • User-defined object library for standard details

Bar Editing Features

  • Dynamic dimensioning
  • Dynamic reinforcement equations
  • Dynamic reinforcement prompts
  • Full-size detailing
  • Automatic rescaling
  • Bar member/layer adjustments

Bar Code Specifications (bar diameter data)

  • ACI-318 (USA)
  • BS8666:2000 (United Kingdom / Singapore /
  • Hong Kong / South Africa)
  • AS3600 (Australia)
  • SKBI.89 (Indonesia)
  • NZS3101 (New Zealand)
  • Swedish Code
  • User-definable bar code data
  • Supported units: English, metric meters,
    centimeters, and millimeters
  Scheduling Features

  • Automatic shape detection, bar mark numbering, and schedule lengths
  • Bar mark numbering methods – per drawing, member, layer, diameter, shape, or any combination
  • Bar revisions and bar auditing
  • Calculation of total bar mass summaries
  • Import/export of bar charts from multiple DGN files
  • Bar shape standards include: UK, Australia, France,
    South Africa, Sweden, USA, numerous US and Canadian
  • state/province transportation agencies
    User-definable bar shape standards
  • Reinforcement details from STAAD.Pro integrated automatically

Bar Charting

  • User-definable bar chart templates
  • Multi-page formatting
  • Inclusion of bar shape diagrams and dimensions
  • User-defined headers and footers
  • Bar chart export to ASCII, CSV/Excel, and
    manufacturing formats.
Reinforcing in plan and section is automatically drawn to code
Powerful bar editing routines help you independently manage detailing and scheduling

  • Processor:
    Intel Pentium-based or AMD Athlonbased PC or workstation
  • Operating system:
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional,
    Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP6 recommended),
    Microsoft NT (SP6 recommended)
  • Memory:
    128 MB minimum; 256 MB recommended
  • Disk space:
    140 MB minimum, 107 MB or more recommended
  • Input device:
    Windows pointing device

f) & Allied products
Add on’s of STAAD also available like Staad Beava, Ram Connect,