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.

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!


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.

Concrete webinar – May 22nd, 2019

Cast in situ wall – Ruzomberok (Slovakia)

Join the webinar where we will introduce, how to break the limits and find the way how to load, reinforce, and check this wall using a unique CSFM method concealed in the IDEA StatiCa Detail application. We will show the real project of a Slovakia based company – Betkoprojekt, on which the main types of the transfer devices used for correct modeling of each entity will be explained.

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.




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.


Code-check of a beam with opening

Design, optimize and code-check details of a concrete beam with an opening in IDEA StatiCa Detail, and get a full report according to EN and AISC.

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Good CBFEM discussion to enhance structural workflows!

On March 21, JD Engineering organized and hosted in Wrocław (Poland) over 80 participants of the first conference “Innovative look at detail design in steel constructions”.

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Webinar: Cast in situ wall – Ruzomberok (Slovakia)

How often have you faced the situations when you were dealing with a non–standard topology of the walls with complicated anchoring of steel joints? When it is necessary to solve anchoring areas in the concrete walls, a junction of the wall to the ceiling, or place big openings?
Join the webinar where we will introduce, how to break the limits and find the way how to load, reinforce, and check this wall using a unique CSFM method concealed in the IDEA StatiCa Detail application. The webinar will be oriented on main issues the civil engineers focused on reinforced concrete structures are facing in their daily business.

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IDEA StatiCa Connection Lite on cloud

Do you need to check a steel connection but you don’t have the IDEA StatiCa Connection license? Try out our Connection Lite cloud service and check numerous topologies for free!

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Webinar: Connection Wednesdays – Residence in Ruzomberok (Slovakia)

Join our webinar and see how to solve issues such as a complex project topology, difficult steel connections or unconventional structural stability situation?

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IDEA StatiCa partners with Hilti to advance anchor design technology

Hilti Group and IDEA StatiCa s.r.o. have entered into a software development agreement focusing on a CBFEM for anchoring/footing topologies to help improve workflow efficiency.

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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