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.

IDEA StatiCa Webinars

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Prepared by structural engineers for structural engineers. Tons of interesting real projects, examples of solutions for issues structural engineers are dealing with in their daily business, new product features, and tips & tricks how to work effectively with the software.
All of that and much more you can find in IDEA StatiCa webinars.


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 EN/AISC/CISC/AU/SP 16 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.


Design of reinforced concrete walls

Do you need to design a safe and reliable reinforced concrete wall with large openings, wall beams providing an open space which is followed by a wall bearing system on the next floor? Are you struggling with proper reinforcement layout? How to deal with non-linear...
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KarambaIDEA developed and released by the Dutch research project SMARTConnection

The IDEA StatiCa team took part in SMARTConnection workshop session organized by the Dutch steel society Bouwen met Staal on June 27th, 2019. Construction professionals from around the Netherlands gathered to listen to Rayaan Ajouz who presented the SMARTconnection research project, funded by Bouwen met Staal.

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BIM workflow with SCIA Engineer

In this video, we will demonstrate the link between SCIA Engineer and IDEA StatiCa Connection. This BIM link allows you a fast and seamless transfer of steel connection between the two software. The whole workflow starts in SCIA Engineer where you run the analysis of...
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Topology optimization for reinforced concrete

Topology optimization is one of IDEA StatiCa Detail features which helps you with the design and alignment of reinforcement in concrete structures.

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Automatic positioning of plates for steel joints

There are several ways how to define the position of the plate for steel joints in IDEA StatiCa Connection. The question is, which is the best one? See how to speed up your modelling process thanks to the automated positioning function.

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IDEA StatiCa running for a good cause

35°C, hot as hell, almost 7km track and great performance of all runners. These were the attributes of Thursday's JIC RUN 2019, which IDEA StatiCa simply couldn't miss. Not only we overpowered all attendees in the start list (10 runners, 1 walker & 1 dog) but IDEA...
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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