Steel Sections are missing

Applies To
Version(s):Connect Edition
Environment: ALL
Area: Modeling Solutions
Subarea: Properties
Original Author:Payel Sasmal,
Bentley Technical Support Group

I have updated to the latest version of STAAD Pro Connect Edition. When I open a file, I get an error message regarding missing the steel sections.


This occurs when the database file (in this case BritishSections.db3) is missing from the Sections folder

\ProgramData\Bentley\Engineering\STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition\Sections .It is possible that when you have updated STAAD.Pro, the section files were not installed.

To resolve this, you can copy the .db file from your colleague’s machine who is using the same version of STAAD.Pro or you can create a service request.

Note: To avoid this, while installing, right-click on the installer and select the option “Run as administrator” (though you may be logged in as the administrator).

See Also:

STAAD.Pro Installation/Licensing Solutions - RAM | STAAD | ADINA Wiki - RAM | STAAD | ADINA - Bentley Communities