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.

Webinar – Tuesday, August 14th

How to design RC beams and their details

Dear engineers,

from time to time we get to design more challenging reinforced concrete beams than usual. How to solve them with the more advanced approach with construction stages and all challenges in the design process?

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.


How to design RC beams and their details – Webinar tomorrow!

We would like to remind you that there will be a webinar tomorrow focused on design and code check of concrete beams and their details solved in IDEA StatiCa Beam and IDEA StatiCa Detail. Join the webinar and learn about: How to model, load and support prefabricated...
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Our home organization - South Moravian Innovation Centre (JIC) - organized a nice charity sports event to support People in Need, a big Czech non-governmental organization that implements humanitarian relief and long-term development projects, educational programs,...
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The prestressed concrete roof slab lightened by polystyrene blocks

IDEA StatiCa and MIDAS civil together? Find out more about the project of our customer in our Resource Center: The prestressed concrete roof slab lightened by polystyrene blocks      ...
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Stiffened frame corner

Watch our sneak video to find out, how elegant is the work in IDEA StatiCa Connection!  
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Webinar: How to design RC beams and their details

From time to time we get to design more challenging reinforced concrete beams than usual. How to solve them with the more advanced approach with construction stages and all challenges in the design process? We will do our best to show practical workflow how to do that...
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Understanding concrete design reinforcement

In order to obtain realistic results in IDEA StatiCa Detail, tension stiffening is accounted using the Tension Chord Model, which is also used for calculating the crack widths (using effective concrete areas compatible with code requirements). The figure below...
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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