Basic Workflow


This is a general description, which can be different from the project discussed in specific tutorial. Please make the necessary adjustments by yourself.

The module WINGRAF is designed to display all available data from the database in a graphical way. Important to know is, that WINGRAF will save only the graphica settings. That means, any time you open a WINGRAF file, the results displayed are a real time view from the database. Wingraf can be used in two mayor ways.

  1. as a task, called “interactive Graphics” inside SSD
  2. as an external application

Both options will be explained in more detail below.

Task “Interactive Graphic”

To use WINGRAF as a task “Interactive Graphic” please follow the steps listed below:

  1. insert a new task “Interactive Graphic” into your SSD project
  2. open task with a double click –> now WINGRAF opens in a separate window
  3. create new graphics
  4. close WINGRAF and save the changes
  5. transfer data to the SSD project –> confirm with “accept changes”
  6. now the task is part of the SSD project
  7. rename the task with right click menu “Rename”
  8. run this task to have the graphics available inside the report browser

The following picture shows, how to create a new task “Interactive Graphic” inside the SSD project.


WINGRAF Stand Alone

The module WINGRAF can also be used as an external application. In this case you follow the following steps:

  1. open WINGRAF from the SSD or TEDDY toolbar
  2. create new graphics
  3. save settings via menu “File > Save as”
  4. close WINGRAF

The following two picture shows, how start WINGRAF from the SSD and TEDDY toolbar.

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You may open this file any time and modify the settings.


WINGRAF only displays the data from the database. Any time you open WINGRAF, the latest information from the database will be displayed.

Basic Principles

Now we introduce a few basic principles, which will help you to understand the workflow better. WINGRAF is a separate module within the SOFiSTiK FEA package. Any time you open WINGRAF, it will open in a new window. The main screen is devided into three parts. On the left hand side you will see a treeview of all available data. On top of that, you have several tabs. The bottom line represents a command line. Some features request an input in that line. On the main part of the screen you will see the structure including the selected results on a symbolic sheet of paper.


The most important thing is to understand the principal setting of WINGRAF. In consists of three levels. The first level, the graphic itsel, represents the sheet of paper you print your graphics on. The second level, the picture, represents the option how many pictures you want to display inside one graphic. The default setting is one picture per graphic. It is also possilbe to have more than one picture in the width and height of the graphic. The last level, the layer, represent always one reult from the database. For example you need two laysers to display the bottom and top reinformcement of beam elements in one picture.


Important features

In case you want to see the results from different load cases you may click through all available load cases. Inside the treeview on the left hand side, you will see a list of all loadcases from the database.


Most of the commonly used commands are listed inside the toolbar on top of the window. There is a slider to change the text height, to display only selected group of elements, to create a selection box and to to display all again.


Other important commands are shown in the picture below.


The last important feature is the “Result definitions” dialogue. This dialogue can be opened with a double click from any result selection from the treeview on the left hand side. We recommend to use this dialogue only when beginning to work with Wingraf. From this dialogue you will have access to all necessary settings of WINGRAF.


The last important feature we like to introduce here is the option to select the results layer by layer. This means, you can disply the results for the selected elements only and display all elements without results in a second layer.