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.

Concrete webinar – June 19th, 2019

Bridges – Pier cap design

Bridges are some of the most complex structures in terms of providing reliability, safety and function during their service life. On this webinar, we will focus on an innovative approach to modeling, designing and code-checking of a pier cap.
IDEA StatiCa Detail offers a revolutionary tool for the design of structural concrete. Join our webinar and learn about the new CSFM method implemented in the application.

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.


Webinar: Bridges – Pier cap design

Bridges are some of the most complex structures in terms of providing reliability, safety and function during their service life. On this webinar, we will focus on an innovative approach to modelling, designing and code-checking of a pier cap.

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Russian design code for the steel-to-steel joints

Bringing the advantages of our unique tool in front of the new audience and regions is definitely one of our goals. That is why we are constantly adding new local codes for specific markets. Just recently we have implemented the Russian steel design code SP 16 for steel-to-steel joints, such as plates, bolts, preloaded bolts, welds into the new IDEA StatiCa Connection version 10.0.

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Connection Wednesdays: Suspension joint – a bad practice in BIM import

In our next webinar, we are going to focus on a very common problem in the process of importing a joint to IDEA StatiCa Connection via BIM link from a CAD software – either Advance Steel or Tekla Structures.

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Get us on stage at Autodesk University Las Vegas 2019

Are you coming to Las Vegas for Autodesk University this November? Interested to hear more about how IDEA StatiCa integrates with Autodesk tools such as Revit or Advance Steel there? Then, vote for our topics and help us to get on stage.

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Rebar optimization

The rebar optimization tool is the brand-new part of IDEA StatiCa Detail version 10 for concrete applications. It enables to define the optimal area of reinforcements and helps engineers to design the reinforcements with maximal utilization. We introduced this...
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Meet IDEA StatiCa on a steel conference in Katowice, Poland

We are really glad to announce that second edition of the conference  “Innovative view on designing details in steel constructions” (Innowacyjne spojrzenie na projektowanie szczegółów w konstrukcjach stalowych) takes place in ParkInn by Radisson Hotel at Bytkowska 1A in Katowice, Poland, on 19th of June!

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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