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.
concrete

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!

concrete

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.

Connection Wednesdays: September 19th

Welded frame corner arch with openings

Are you a trial user? Or do you want to sharpen your IDEA StatiCa skills?

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

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.

 

 

BIM

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 manager in 9.1

Update, modification or recalculation of all exported items from one model... All that will be possible in the new Code-check manager and easier than ever! Wait for the version 9.1.
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ACI checks in Detail 9.1

ACI (American Concrete Institute) design code was implemented into IDEA StatiCa Detail! You will find it in the new 9.1 version released in October.
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Connection Wednesdays: This week!

We would like to remind you that there will be a new Connection Wednesday webinar this week. The webinar will take place this Wednesday, September 19th in two sessions during the day. You will see two interesting projects: Customer project: Welded frame corner arch...
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Detail 9.1 – Frame joints

In the new IDEA StatiCa Detail 9.1, you will find brand new templates for concrete frame joints details.  Version 9.1 will be released in October 2018!
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Connection Wednesdays – Welded frame corner arch with openings

Another Connection Wednesdays webinar is coming! Next Wednesday, you will see how we model and check the frame corner arch with openings.   The webinar will run on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 11 and 18:00 CEST. You can sign up here:...
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Quick design of your connection?

You can look forward to trying the new IDEA StatiCa Connection 9.1 with many new parametric templates that will speed up your work even more! Release: October 2018
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Testimonials

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