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.

Call for software engineers

2500 licenses of IDEA StatiCa worldwide

Dear engineers,

thanks to you, IDEA StatiCa is becoming a respected tool for design and code-check of structural members all around the world. Improving current applications while still coming up with new ideas for the industry is a lot of work. Check our open position in IDEA StatiCa Development team – maybe there is a place for you or someone you know.

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 fill in the table of internal forces in RCS module?

There are two possible cases for input: Reinforced cross-section Staged or prestressed cross-sections To read the full explanation, go to our FAQs in Resource...
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Beam to beam connection in cloud

Model and check the beam to beam connection in our cloud service. It takes only a minute and you get the design and check according to Eurocode.  
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Easy vs. difficult beams

How many of the beams you design would you call difficult? And how much time do you usually spent on them? In average, the difficult cases are only 30 % of all but take 70 % of engineer's time! With IDEA StatiCa Detail, you can design and check any concrete...
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Connection by URSSA

Another example of a complex joint designed by URSSA S. Coop. in IDEA StatiCa Connection. Apply for the free trial and try some of...
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Our Resource Center got a new face!

Not only the user interface of IDEA StatiCa Connection, our Resource Center got a new face as well! Check it out... Plenty of tutorials, sample projects, FAQs, theoretical background and verification documents - for steel as well as for concrete...
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Concrete pier

Download this and other user projects of concrete details in our Resource Center! Modeled, analyzed and checked in IDEA StatiCa Detail.
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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