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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Staadpro-Structure Geometry and Coordinate System





Particular structure is an assembly of components such as beams, columns, slabs, plates etc. Typically, modelling of the structure geometry consists of two steps:

 

 -Identification and description of joints or nodes.

-Modelling of members or elements through specification of connectivity between joints.









Staad uses two types of coordinate systems to define the structure geometry and loading pattern. 


-Global coordinate system

-Local coordinate system