Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 3:47
Subject: Staad Bug: Wind Load
I am using Staad Pro 2000, Build 1007. I
have discovered a bug when using the "Define Wind Load" generator through
the graphical interface.
It appears that when using the GUI to enter the
heights for the wind loads, the value entered in the GUI table will not
match the height value within the input file. For example, if the GUI
table has the units "feet" as the label, and I enter 120 feet, the input
file will show this value as 10 feet.
Somehow, the GUI interface is messing up the
values by a factor of 12. My current units setting throughout the file
is set at "feet-kips". So the GUI is not interfering with any unit
changes within the input file. When I tested another file using metric
units, it was also having problems, the GUI table and the input file were
off by a factor of 25.4.
To get around this problem, you have to enter the
correct heights in the input file and ignore the GUI table.
Which "build" will have this problem
corrected? Is this problem "known" and published anywhere?
Can I have a free Staad t-shirt for finding and
reporting this bug?
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