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 Connection Wednesdays, February 21st

Connection Wednesdays

Are you a trial user? Have you recently purchased a license? Or are you already an advanced IDEA designer and you want to learn more about IDEA StatiCa?

Then join our Wednesdays’ regular webinars, and find out more about this breakthrough technology that has changed forever the way we analyze & design steel connections!

We are organizing this series of free regular webinars on Wednesdays to inform anyone that wants to know in detail how IDEA StatiCa works, and how it can be integrated into the BIM workflows.

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.


Mesh sensitivity in IDEA StatiCa Connection

There are some criteria for the mesh generation in the connection model. The connection check should be independent of the element size. Mesh generation on a separate plate is problem-free. The attention should be paid to complex geometries such as stiffened panels,...
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Connection Wednesdays – February 21st

Another Connection Wednesday is coming soon and you can look forward to seeing one really nice complex tubular joint by GALPAN. In the end, we will have a look at user-defined material and bolt grade. Did you know that you can save them and use in another project?...
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IDEA StatiCa Detail: An innovative way of non-standard concrete members design

Wherever the standard procedure is not enough, a new approach has to be found. IDEA StatiCa Detail presents an innovative tool for a solution of such regions of concrete members (as dapped ends, corbels, walls with an opening, etc.) generally known as D...
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Webinar: Design and code check of joint from Jakarta velodrome

We would like to invite you to a steel webinar on IDEA StatiCa Connection software. As it is still a beginning of 2018, we decided to start our steel webinar sessions with a simple but effectively designed joint of the steel roof from Jakarta velodrome. Webinar...
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Bolts in CBFEM

Do you know, how the bolts are modeled in CBFEM method which is implemented in IDEA StatiCa Connection software?   In the Component Based Finite Element Method (CBFEM), bolt with its behavior in tension, shear and bearing is the component described by the...
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IDEA in your company

We are really keen on knowing how our customers use IDEA StatiCa software in their everyday praxis. Therefore, we asked few of them to tell us their most favourite features of IDEA StatiCa applications.   It is our pleasure to listen to their words of...
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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