Minimum Profile for running STAAD. Pro Connect Edition

Applies To
Version(s):CONNECT Edition
Area:STAAD.Pro Download/Installation/Security/Performance
Original Author:Aaradhya Rahate, Bentley Technical Support Group

What are the minimum profile requirements for STAAD.Pro?

The minimum recommended workstation profile for running STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition is:


Intel® Pentium or AMD® processor 3.0 GHz or greater.


1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended (4GB for STAAD.Pro Advanced). More memory almost always improves performance, particularly when working with larger models. 4 GB (8 GB for STAAD.Pro Advanced) or more can help speed up solutions for very large complex models with large numbers of load cases.

Hard Disk

Requirements will vary depending on the modules you are installing. A typical minimum is 500MB free space.


Graphics card supported by OpenGL. See the graphics card manufacturer for latest information on graphics drivers. 256 MB of video RAM or higher is recommended. If insufficient video RAM or no graphics card supported by OpenGL can be found, the application will attempt to use software emulation. For optimal performance, graphics display color depth should be set to 24-bit or higher. When using a color depth setting of 16-bit, some inconsistencies will be noted.

Screen Resolution

A minimum screen resolution of 1280x1024 is required, but higher is recommended.

Note: 4k displays are currently not supported.


A sound card and speakers are needed for the tutorial movies and slide shows.