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STAAD.ProV8i (SELECTseries 4)

User ManualDAA038770-1/0005 Last updated: 7 August 2012

Copyright InformationTrademark NoticeBentley, the "B" Bentley logo, STAAD are registered or nonregistered trademarks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or Bentley Software, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Restricted Rights LegendIf this software is acquired for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), it is provided with restricted rights. This software and accompanying documentation are "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation," respectively, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 227.7202, and "restricted computer software" pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 52.227-19(a), as applicable. Use, modification, reproduction, release, performance, display or disclosure of this software and accompanying documentation by the U.S. Government are subject to restrictions as set forth in this Agreement and pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 12.212, 52.227-19, 227.7202, and 1852.227-86, as applicable. Contractor/Manufacturer is Bentley Systems, Incorporated, 685 Stockton Drive, Exton, PA 19341- 0678. Unpublished - rights reserved under the Copyright Laws of the United States and International treaties.

End User License AgreementTo view the End User License Agreement for this product, review: eula_en.pdf.

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Table of ContentsChapter 1 Installation 1.1 Considerations Before Installing 1.2 Package Installer 1.3 Installation Wizard 1.4 Starting STAAD.ProV8i (SELECTseries 4) 1.5 Runtime Considerations for Windows Vista or 7 Chapter 2 License 2.1 Bentley SELECTLicense System 2.2 Bentley SELECT Configuration Tool For STAAD.Pro 2.3 Bentley IEG License System 2.4 Legacy Copy Protection Systems Chapter 3 Technical Support 1 1 2 5 10 11 15 15 24 26 26 27

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Chapter 1

InstallationThis section guides you through the process of installing STAAD.Pro on your computer. In order to do so, please login as an administrative user. STAAD.Pro is installed by invoking a self-contained executable (file extension .exe). Simply follow the instructions presented in the dialogs.. For details on the installation, please refer to the sections in this installation guide titled Package Installer and Installation Wizard. Note: Some windows and dialogs may vary slightly from images included in this installation document, depending on the version of Windows you are using.

1.1 Considerations Before InstallingPlease read the following items prior to installation to ensure the process performs as expected. Note: STAAD.Pro is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems only! Please refer to the Requirements file for a complete list of compatible Windows operating systems and minimum system requirements.

1.1.1 Internet ConnectionThe Installer package attempts to install any missing prerequisites prior to installing STAAD.Pro. Some third party prerequisites are not included so the Installer package attempts to download them from the Internet and initiate their installation for you. Therefore, a Internet connection may be required to complete the installation process.

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1.1.2 Windows Vista or Windows 7 Request to Run as AdministratorIf your computer is using either the Window Vista or the Windows 7 operating systems even if you are logged in as a user with administrative privileges certain programs may require confirmation to be run with administrative privileges. By default a Windows Explorer process runs with standard user privileges, even if the login ID has full administrative privileges. To overcome this, the installer may request to run with administer privileges when launched. Please provide administrator credentials (if requested) and accept this dialog before proceeding.

1.2 Package InstallerIn order for the STAAD.Pro application to run, it needs a number of system requirements known as prerequisites, to be in place. To ensure that the necessary prerequisites are installed and of a suitable version, the STAAD.Pro installer is been bundled into a package installer. This means that you do not have to download the prerequisites separately. In order to prevent the packager becoming too large, the package includes two types of prerequisite installation: a full installation or a bootstrap installation. The former includes the entire prerequisite installation, where as a bootstrap installer is only a small installation that is used to identify if the prerequisite is present or not and, if not, it will download the full installation and install it. Once the Package installer is initiated, it will follow sequentially the installations as listed on the packager window, starting with the first prerequisite installation and finishing with the STAAD.Pro installation. If any of the prerequisites are already installed and are an older version than required, they will automatically be updated. If they are of the same or more current version, then they will be skipped. Refer to the window icons and messages for each item during the process for the action take for each item:l

Installations that have been installed will be marked with a green tick and displayed in blue text Installations that have been skipped will be marked with a green tick to indicate that it has been checked and the installation will be shown in gray text Installations that have failed will be marked with a red cross. Details of possible error messages are included in the Requirements document that can accessed from the package installer Window.



Note: When opening the Windows Control Panel > Add Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Windows 7), the packager does not display, but all the individual installations that have been installed will be displayed and if required can be uninstalled separately.


Additionally, if one or more of the installations require a system reboot, this will be suppressed until all the installations have taken place. If necessary, you will be prompted to reboot once the installer package is finished. Use the following procedure to install STAAD.Pro: 1. Double-click the Package Installer file named stp200709XXen.exe (where XXen refers to the current build number and language) executable file to launch it. Note: If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select to run as administrator if the dialog appears (See "Windows Vista or Windows 7 Request to Run as Administrator" on page 2). You may also be prompted with a User Account Control dialog asking for permission to make changes to your computer. Click Yes to continue with the installation.Figure 1-1: UAC Request dialog in Windows Vista or Windows 7

The Installer screen opens. 2. Click Readme to display the installation Requirements file in Internet Explorer. You may close the Internet Explorer window when you have finished reviewing the information.

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Figure 1-2: Package installer welcome page

3. (Optional)If you do not wish to install the optional component products, deselect the Install companion products (StrucLink &PipeLink) option on the left hand side of the dialog. 4. Click Install. The Package Installer proceeds by verifying prerequisites are present and, if they are not, attempting to install them.Figure 1-3: Package installer installation process page


Note: Details for to the installation of third-party prerequisites are included in those packages. Please refer to those instructions if help is required. 5. Once the prerequisites are confirmed to be installed, the STAAD.ProV8i (SELECTseries 4) InstallShield Wizard opens. Refer to the following section titled "Installation Wizard" for additional help with this process. 6. Once the STAAD.Pro installation wizard has finished, you may click Done to exit the Package Installer.Figure 1-4: Package installer complete page

7. (Optional)Depending on your installation options, you may need to restart your computer before all changes can take effect.

1.3 Installation Wizard1. Once the prerequisites have been installed, you are greeted by the STAAD.ProV8i (SELECTseries 4) InstallShield Wizard welcome dialog. Click Next > to proceed with the installation process.

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Figure 1-5: InstallShield Wizard welcome page

Note: If you have a previously installed version of STAAD.Pro on your computer, you will be prompted to verify you wish to overwrite this the older version. 2. You are now presented with the End User License Agreement for this software. Please read the agreement and then select the option I accept the terms in the license agreement to accept and proceed. You may also print a copy for your records. Click Next > to continue.


Figure 1-6: InstallShield Wizard EULApage

3. You are asked to specify an installation folder. This is the folder which contains the program on your computer. The default location is C:\SProV8i. Click Change if you wish to select a different locati