steel joint

Steel connection design Reinvented!

The first software in the world which can design and check all steel connections and joints. Clear pass/fail checks according to the code for welded and bolted connections, footing, and anchoring.
steel joint

Any topology, any loading, in minutes!

Overall check for any connection in minutes. Stress and strain analysis, stiffness, member capacity design, buckling, and design joint resistance.
concrete

Design of walls, beams and details – reinvented!

 

Structural design and code-check of concrete walls, beams and details of any topology. Thorough analysis and clear output in minutes!

concrete

Reinforce all your concrete details!

 

Automatic identification of optimal reinforcement layout for given loads and supports. DXF import of any shape. Overall check according to the code.

 

Welcome to IDEA StatiCa

Engineering software dedicated to structural design and code-check of joints, cross sections, beams and other details.

December 12th, 2018

Connection Wednesdays – Game-changing joint stiffness analysis

Are you a trial user? Or do you want to sharpen your IDEA StatiCa skills? Then join our Wednesdays’ regular webinars, and find out more about this breakthrough technology that has changed forever the way we analyze and design steel connections!

Design and code-check of steel connections and joints

IDEA StatiCa Connection designs and checks welded or bolted connections, 2D or 3D joints, anchoring or footing of all topologies. We provide clear pass / fail checks according to EC / AISC / CISC standards in a complete report with drawings. For analysis, the Unique CBFEM method based on finite elements is used. Modeling considers an elastic-plastic material model for all the elements of the joint – plates, elements, bolts and welds. Prestressed bolts and plastic behavior of the welds are also taken into account.

Analysis of stress and strain of all connections and joints. The load is applied in increments, the corresponding stress and strain is calculated and evaluated. Linear analysis of stability of the connection elements. The coefficient of critical load with the corresponding deflection shapes. Rotational and axial joint stiffness (rigid, semi-rigid and pinned) and joint characteristics – initial stiffness. Seismicity checks. Iterative calculation of design load of the joint.

 

Reinforcement and code-check of concrete walls, beams, and details

IDEA StatiCa Detail reinforces and checks all types of walls, beams, and details (in 2D) such as dapped ends, openings, hangings, brackets, diaphragms, frame joints and many more. We provide clear pass / fail checks of ULS and SLS according to the code with complete report and bill of material. The most effective position of reinforcement is identified automatically. IDEA StatiCa Detail uses finite element analysis to break the limits of the standard design approach.  

Non-linear analysis performed in the background. Stress and strain determined by modified compression field theory. Reinforcement results based on tension chord model. Crack width and deflection checks. Compression softening. Tension stiffening. Results verified by ETH Zurich.

 

 

BIM

IDEA StatiCa in the global workflow

Do your project from scratch or build on geometry and loading imported from Robot, Revit, MIDAS Civil + Gen, STAAD.Pro, SAP 2000, Scia Engineer, RFEM, RSTAB,  AxisVM, ConSteel and others.

Take advantage of the link between IDEA StatiCa and Tekla Structures or Advance Steel to provide workshop drawings and support manufacturing process.

 

Online project viewer – handy tool on cloud

Did you know that you can view any IDEA StatiCa Connection project in our online project viewer? And download the 3D DWG model from there? Watch the video and try it! ...
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IDEA StatiCa launches in Russia

We are happy to announce that structural engineers and fabricators in Russia can now discuss IDEA StatiCa locally, with our new Russian reseller NIP-Informatica. On Friday 2nd November in Saint-Petersburg, we organized a joint workshop focused on usage IDEA StatiCa in...
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Welds in IDEA StatiCa Connection

Welds in IDEA StatiCa Connection – how do we model them? Watch the part of Connection Wednesdays webinar to listen to the explanation of the results you obtain in our application....
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Mott MacDonald testimonial @UD2018, London

Matthew Pearce, Principal Engineer at Mott MacDonald, presenting how IDEA StatiCa has been used to deliver complex projects in the Users Day 2018 conference in London.  ...
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How to design balustrade or cantilever anchoring?

How to design balustrade or cantilever anchoring in IDEA StatiCa Connection? We have to use the stiffening member and design the general anchors. Do you know how? Get inspired by the webinar example…  ...
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Merry Christmas!

IDEA StatiCa wishes all Merry Christmas and year 2019 full of great IDEAs!
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Testimonials

We as engineers have to know, that what we are providing is fully buildable and designable. There is no point in offering a connection to a contractor to design if that isn’t the case. IDEA StatiCa allows us to take the output from – let’s say an Advanced Steel model – and very quickly run through these options.

Graham Aldwinckle

Associate Director, ARUP London / UK