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#]
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.
- After parsing the STAAD file, a static, linear analysis will be attempted automatically.
- If there is an error in parsing, it will be written into the output file.
- If there is an error in analysis, it will be written into the output file.
- 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.
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)