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.

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Buy any of IDEA StatiCa products until 31st December, 2019, and grab the last chance to get it for lower price.

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 EN/AISC/CISC/AU/SP 16 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.


Innovative look at steel construction design in Krakow

The 5th edition of the Innovative Look at Detail Design in Steel Structures conference was held on December 5, 2019,  in Krakow, and completed this year’s series of meetings with engineers.

Geometrically and materially nonlinear analysis (GMNA)

For an engineer, it is always important to be able to model a structure behaving as close to reality as possible. That is why we introduced the new geometrically nonlinear analysis (GMNA) for steel hollow section members to the latest IDEA StatiCa version 10.1.

Chinese code for steel-to-steel joints

We are constantly trying to spread our wings and open IDEA StatiCa for new territories. That’s why we implemented the Chinese steel design code (GB) for steel-to-steel joints alongside five other design standards in IDEA StatiCa Connection version 10.1.

Webinar invite: Connection Wednesdays – How to connect FEA and CAD model

Join our regular Connection Wednesday webinar and find out how to enhance the workflow in your company – especially between designers and structural engineers.

Vote for IDEA StatiCa in Tekla Dev Awards!

We kindly ask you to support further development of workflows around Tekla Structures by voting for IDEA StatiCa export plugin in Tekla Development Awards 2019.

Crack spacing check

The new crack spacing functionality enables the user in a few seconds to investigate the distance between cracks within the entire concrete detail.


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