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  • STAAD.ProV8i (SELECTseries 4)

    User ManualDAA038770-1/0005

    Last updated: 7 August 2012

  • Copyright Information

    Trademark NoticeBentley, the "B" Bentley logo, STAAD are registered or nonregistered trademarks of BentleySystems, Incorporated or Bentley Software, Inc. All other marks are the property of theirrespective owners.

    Copyright Notice 2012, Bentley Systems, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.

    Including software, file formats, and audiovisual displays; may only be used pursuant toapplicable software license agreement; contains confidential and proprietary information ofBentley Systems, Incorporated and/or third parties which is protected by copyright and tradesecret law and may not be provided or otherwise made available without proper authorization.

    AcknowledgmentsWindows, Vista, SQL Server, MSDE, .NET, DirectX are registered trademarks of MicrosoftCorporation.

    Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, the Acrobat logo are registered trademarks of Adobe SystemsIncorporated.

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  • Restricted Rights LegendIf this software is acquired for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agenciesand/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), it is provided with restricted rights. Thissoftware and accompanying documentation are "commercial computer software" and"commercial computer software documentation," respectively, pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and227.7202, 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 softwareand accompanying documentation by the U.S. Government are subject to restrictions as setforth in this Agreement and pursuant to 48 C.F.R. 12.212, 52.227-19, 227.7202, and 1852.227-86, asapplicable. Contractor/Manufacturer is Bentley Systems, Incorporated, 685 Stockton Drive,Exton, PA 19341- 0678.

    Unpublished - rights reserved under the Copyright Laws of the United States andInternational treaties.

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

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  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Installation 1

    1.1 Considerations Before Installing 1

    1.2 Package Installer 2

    1.3 Installation Wizard 5

    1.4 Starting STAAD.ProV8i (SELECTseries 4) 10

    1.5 Runtime Considerations for Windows Vista or 7 11

    Chapter 2 License 15

    2.1 Bentley SELECTLicense System 15

    2.2 Bentley SELECT Configuration Tool For STAAD.Pro 24

    2.3 Bentley IEG License System 26

    2.4 Legacy Copy Protection Systems 26

    Chapter 3 Technical Support 27

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  • Chapter 1Installation

    This section guides you through the process of installing STAAD.Pro on your computer. Inorder to do so, please login as an administrative user. STAAD.Pro is installed by invoking aself-contained executable (file extension .exe). Simply follow the instructions presented in thedialogs.. For details on the installation, please refer to the sections in this installation guidetitled Package Installer and Installation Wizard.

    Note: Some windows and dialogs may vary slightly from images included in thisinstallation 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, andWindows 7 operating systems only! Please refer to the Requirements file for a complete listof compatible Windows operating systems and minimum system requirements.

    1.1.1 Internet ConnectionThe Installer package attempts to install any missing prerequisites prior to installingSTAAD.Pro. Some third party prerequisites are not included so the Installer package attemptsto download them from the Internet and initiate their installation for you. Therefore, aInternet 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 mayrequire confirmation to be run with administrative privileges. By default a Windows Explorerprocess runs with standard user privileges, even if the login ID has full administrativeprivileges. To overcome this, the installer may request to run with administer privileges whenlaunched. Please provide administrator credentials (if requested) and accept this dialog beforeproceeding.

    1.2 Package InstallerIn order for the STAAD.Pro application to run, it needs a number of system requirementsknown as prerequisites, to be in place. To ensure that the necessary prerequisites are installedand 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 ofprerequisite installation: a full installation or a bootstrap installation. The former includes theentire prerequisite installation, where as a bootstrap installer is only a small installation thatis used to identify if the prerequisite is present or not and, if not, it will download the fullinstallation and install it.

    Once the Package installer is initiated, it will follow sequentially the installations as listed onthe packager window, starting with the first prerequisite installation and finishing with theSTAAD.Pro installation. If any of the prerequisites are already installed and are an olderversion than required, they will automatically be updated. If they are of the same or morecurrent version, then they will be skipped.

    Refer to the window icons and messages for each item during the process for the action takefor each item:

    l Installations that have been installed will be marked with a green tick and displayedin blue text

    l Installations that have been skipped will be marked with a green tick to indicate thatit has been checked and the installation will be shown in gray text

    l Installations that have failed will be marked with a red cross. Details of possible errormessages are included in the Requirements document that can accessed from thepackage installer Window.

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

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  • Additionally, if one or more of the installations require a system reboot, this will be suppresseduntil all the installations have taken place. If necessary, you will be prompted to reboot oncethe installer package is finished.

    Use the following procedure to install STAAD.Pro:

    1. Double-click the Package Installer file named stp200709XXen.exe (where XXen refersto 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 administratorif the dialog appears (See "Windows Vista or Windows 7 Request to Run asAdministrator" on page 2). You may also be prompted with a User Account Controldialog asking for permission to make changes to your computer. Click Yes tocontinue 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 theinformation.

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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 theInstall companion products (StrucLink &PipeLink) option on the left hand side ofthe 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

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  • Note: Details for to the installation of third-party prerequisites are included inthose packages. Please refer to those instructions if help is required.

    5. Once the prerequisites are confirmed to be installed, the STAAD.ProV8i (SELECTseries4) InstallShield Wizard opens. Refer to the following section titled "InstallationWizard" for additional help with this process.

    6. Once the STAAD.Pro installation wizard has finished, you may click Done to exit thePackage Installer.

    Figure 1-4: Package installer complete page

    7. (Optional)Depending on your installation options, you may need to restart yourcomputer 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 withthe 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. Pleaseread the agreement and then select the option I accept the terms in the licenseagreement to accept and proceed. You may also print a copy for your records. ClickNext > to continue.

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  • Figure 1-6: InstallShield Wizard EULApage

    3. You are asked to specify an install