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.

Connection Wednesdays – March 20th, 2019

Meet our cloud solutions

Cloud computing becomes an integral of software tools for an engineer’s everyday work. It enables to store, manage and process user‘s data from anywhere, without the necessity of installation on a particular computer.
Connection Lite, Project Viewer, Effectivity Calculator – learn about its free features.
We will also have some sneak views into the new cloud features introduced in 2019.

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.


U.S. Ambassador visiting JIC Brno

With a great honor we had the opportunity to meet H.E. Mr. Stephen B. King, the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic here in JIC Brno. Brno's growing companies presented impressive results in the...
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Steel joints with PFCs: problem solved!

Among other unique advantages, IDEA StatiCa provided a complete solution to a problem that existed for many years: connections that incorporate PFC sections (Parallel Flange Channels - or UPN in Eurocodes). Although competing software seem to support PFCs for very...
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Connection Wednesdays – Meet our cloud solutions

Cloud computing becomes an integral of software tools for an engineer’s everyday work. It enables to store, manage and process user‘s data from everywhere, without the necessity of installation on a particular computer. IDEA StatiCa offers several online tools which...
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Frame joint modelling

Frame joint is very often used discontinuity on the structures. Many engineers are using „Strut and tie“ method, which can be in some aspects conservative. Do you want to show off another approach (CSFM - Continuous Stress Field Method) to modeling by non-linear...
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Webinar: Column with bracket according to ACI

Columns with brackets are often related to industrial halls and buildings. They have to bear huge loads in both vertical and horizontal direction and are therefore critical parts of these structures. Engineers usually design them via strut-and-tie models, which is a...
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Anchoring designed in IDEA StatiCa

  Another nice demo of what is possible to design in IDEA StatiCa Connection application: the Turkish company OSKO Engineering & Consultancy and its example of steel column footing. And by the way - anchoring will be also the topic of next Connection...
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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