I've been using STAAD for years. I very often have cases where I'm designing large equipment that has to be analyzed being lifted in the horizontal position, lifted in the vertical position and analyzed in place. This, of course, requires different support conditions for different load cases. STAAD allows this but they have some really dumb a$$ rules about redefining support conditions in the same file. I've asked them to join the rest of us in the 21st century and not make it so hard but I've decided they are never going to do it. Does anyone know of good software that will handle something like this with ease? Something that was actually intended to handle this and not just an afterthought they shoehorned into their code.
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