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Simple steps for using STRUDS

PREPROCESSER
Building - New - OK or Give information about project - OK
Floor plan - Skeleton - no. of floor including ground & terrace - OK
- Select floor one by one and give floor height and level (footing top as zero
level), and save each floor data. - OK
Floor plan - Set – Select the floor to be drawn-OK
Floor screen-
- Create –slab-rectangular or as you like - first point of slab as 3 3( x and y
position)
- Second point of slab means, co-ordinate of diagonal opposite point with Reference to first point of slab, i.e.
size of slab like 3 4.5 (you can also use comma (,) instead of space for example: 4,4 to give slab
dimensions)
- Give information about direction of loading, thickness, live load , floor
Load etc.
- OK -draw further slabs as you like.
Save
- C:/ any folder/ File name
Create
- Column -Auto add and then type , Y for yes, N for no L for left etc
Create
- Wall - define wall one after other , after giving thickness and wall ht and
Name like 9w , 4w , para , etc
Create
- Duct – for open to sky to be drawn and give size of duct like 4 4
Property - Create - Section for beam sizes , name as 918 for 9”x18” beam
- Select section type- Rectangular or as you like- Give width in B and depth
in D –SAVE- repeat to create more section-close
Add to custom section –if you want to save the section sizes for new project
Load custom section- to get the section sizes from previous menu.
Property
- Attach - Section - select the section to be attach from down arrow and
Use locate to attach a single beam, Use grid to attach one continuous grid
and rest for remaining section not attached so far and all for all sec-close.
Property
- Attach -Wall –Select the wall one by one and attached them as above-close
Click the flag if beam depth to be deducted from floor height (consider
section size). Close.
Property
- Detach–Wall– If we want to remove wall then select locate and click on

wall to remove and repeat the same .


Select- Detach from selected wall menu if all the walls are to be removed.
Display
- F4-for display node no, F-5 – for beam no, F-6 – for Slab, F-7 for redraw
Display
- Entities- click flag of wall to see the display of wall, click section ID to see
the display of section on screen.
Display
- List –wall to see the list of wall load.
Floor
- close to close the floor.

Now you have come in building screen

BUILDING SCREEN

Floor plan - Copy –floor plan , here you copy all the floor plan

Floor plan - Set-Floor 1

Property
-creat –load –slab to beam –remove the flag so that all the load from slab to
Beam will be removed.-close
Floor plan -Close . This way you can make all the changes including terrace floor.
Floor -
Close
Building screen on display now
Column
- Set parameters-make changes as per your requirement-by default column Size at top floor is considard
230 x 300 and increment of 75 mm per floor Downword .close
Column
-Size report-close
Column
- Orientation –select column-click on column-shape and size-column sizes-
Change the size as per your requirment-save- To make the orientation
Horizontal-reverse the sizes of column –autosizing-save-close-save-close.
-orientation - Multiple selection of column – you can select as many as
column you want for orientation.
STEPS FOR EARTH QUAKE LOADS
Load cases - plan frame-click double all eqlx+,eqlx- for earth quake and all wlx+ etc
for wind load to considered.
Load cases
- Space frame –repeat the same
Set up
- Seismic Parameters for Earth quake ,use help if OK. save - close.
-Wind parameters for wind load. Save-close.

Load
- Generate Earth quake load- Frame stiffness method-
Load
- Earth quake load report to see the Earth quake loads.
Plane frame - Generate
Plane frame - View - Close
Plane frame - Analysis file –All -save
Space frame - Generate
Space frame - View -View space- Isometric –floor all
Building
-save - building- exit-yes
ANALYSIS
Analysis -Open- Building File -C: /Folder Name / File name
Analysis - Floor grid - Add all - OK- OK
Analysis - Plane frame - Add all – OK – OK
Analysis - Space frame-OK
DESIGN
R.c.c. design –file open-
Column

– Space frame – properties-

- select bar dia-single dia of 16 (Double click)- OK

reinforcement parameter –max percentage of steel and bottom most line


flag

for minimum % of steel as per resisting conc. Section.

Detailing as per is 13290 , flag on if OK

Change size internally for column size to increase automatically if fails.


Design- New – Bi axial , column design will be completed automatically.

Design - Save

Design -Open if desgn is already there.

View design – select the column –change the size of column if required.-save-redesign

View load - select option as per requirement.

Report – Column schedule –floor wise/group wise

Close
FOOTING-
Space frame –Properties – Select bar dia
- Select soil parameters-change S.B.C. if required.-OK( by default SBC IS
250
- Design - New-
- Report –schedule
- Close

BEAM

Setting- Reinforcement –Torsion to be considered-OK-OK

Detailing properties – Flag on for detailing as per IS 13920 and for concrete shear .
Space frame-select the floor-

Design new –Worst Load combination

Select the grid to see result-

Analysis result for analysis result of BMD and S.F .

Design result- detailing –top/bottom/shear etc

Design result –section graphics.

Plan lay out –design diagram- ast – OK

Marking –auto for merging two part of beam in to one beam.

Report -beam schedule – Group schedule

Tools for setting font size etc

STRUDS TO AUTOCAD (Drafting Module)

Drafting-file-open

Set level-floor no-level etc

Set structure type – Plane grid / Plane frame or Space frame

Drafting - Give paper size- say 11 x 8 (relative units, no significance for actual scale)

Design drafting

Sheet - Select -Slab/Beam / column / Footing

Place the section , schedule etc at OK position. And save the sheet.

X dimn-
OK
Y dimn -
OK scale 1=1
Close the option

File – Autocad - open

ARX ( Give the command ARX )

Menu - Load (type L )

Open Strudwin in C drive and then Open Adraft 14 or adraft 2000

Menu ( Type menu)

Select Adraft from Strudwin . Auto print menu appear in autocad menu.

Open template file - open -give file name


AUTOCAD TO STRUDS

Draw the single line diagram or centerline diagram in AutoCAD or open file.

ARX ( Give command arx)

Load ( Type L)

Transfer drawing on struds layer , place column - write to file-give file name and save
Open STRUDS from menu. Create new building – set floor – Create – Import

STRUDS Simple Steps


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