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, March 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.


BIG’s design at Connection Wednesdays

Have you ever code-checked a frame joint with tubes running through it? Sign up for Connection Wednesdays webinar and see how our customers (BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group) did it within the Kistefos Museum...
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Connection Wednesdays – March 21st

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? Sign up for the live webinar about the design and code check of steel connections. Join Connection Wednesdays -...
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SLS checks in Detail 9.0

IDEA StatiCa Detail 9.0 can now check also the Serviceability Limit States! Come to our webinar on April 13th to find out more about the new version. IDEA StatiCa 9.0 coming in...
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New connection wizard

We prepared a brand new wizard for a quick definition of the new project item for you. Just choose the Class of the node (frame joint, truss joint, anchoring, etc.), Topology (orientation of the members and their cross-sections) and Design (already prepared...
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R&D projects IDEA StatiCa

Research behind designing of steel connections, reinforcing concrete walls/beams and code-checking them all. How does R&D in IDEA StatiCa work?
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New GUI coming…!

The version 9.0 of IDEA StatiCa will be released in April 2018. You can look forward to many great improvements among which the most significant one is the new GUI. Till that time, we will slowly introduce the new features in our social media. And do not forget to...
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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