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Batch-File Analysis

VisualAnalysis supports a command-line analysis through an input script (.std, STAAD file) automatic static analysis and the creation of a text report. This type of analysis is useful for automatically integrating VisualAnalysis with other software tools or systems. 

Example Command Line:

VisualAnalysis12.exe -i:"C:\data\myproject.std" -o:"C:\myresults.txt"

Command Line Specification:

[Path]VisualAnalysis12.exe -i:"input file path" -o:"output file path" [-r#]

Switches

The path to VisualAnalysis may be entered into your environment, or provided:
C:\Program Files (x86)\IES\VisualAnalysis 12.0\

-i: Specifies the complete path to a STAAD input file (.std must be used).  If the path contains space characters, it will need to be quoted.

-o: Specifies the complete path to a text output file.  If the path contains space characters, it will need to be quoted.

[Optional] -r#: Specifies a report number 0 - 9, where 0 is the default report, and 1 - 9 will attempt to create the associated report style as defined within VisualAnalysis under the Report | Manage Report Styles command, the number represent the order of the style in the list.

Notes:

  1. After parsing the STAAD file, a static, linear analysis will be attempted automatically.
  2. If there is an error in parsing, it will be written into the output file.
  3. If there is an error in analysis, it will be written into the output file.
  4. Though we have attempted to prevent any user-interface, there could be a message box or progress bar displayed by VisualAnalysis, depending on the structure size, type, and features used.

Return Values:

 0 = Success, presumably

-1 = Input file could not be opened (not found?)

-2 = Analysis failed (error should be in the output file)

-3 = STAAD parsing failed (error should be in the output file)