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.

Last chance to buy cheaper!

If you are still considering buying IDEA StatiCa, don’t hesitate any more.
IDEA StatiCa will be more expensive starting January 2020!

Save up to 25%!

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.


Structural Awards 2019 Ceremony

It has been an honor for IDEA StatiCa UK to sponsor the Structural Awards 2019, and to give the award in the Long Span Structures category to BuroHappold Engineering and Schlaich Bergermann Partner for their exceptional work with the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which also won the Supreme Award of Structural Engineering!

Connection Wednesdays – How to connect FEA and CAD model – December 4, 2019

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

Joint webinar with Hilti: Safety and efficiency in steel-to-concrete joints

Let’s reduce the spent time with the new Profis Engineering with integrated CBFEM. On the joint webinar of IDEA StatiCa and Hilti, we will describe the design process in the new Profis Engineering and its new possibilities which go hand in hand with the integration of the Component-Based Finite Element Method.

Safety and efficiency in steel-to-concrete joints – November 26, 2019

When designing prestressed composite bridges, features of precast and in-situ-cast concrete complement each other perfectly. While we appreciate fabrication accuracy, high quality of the concrete and possibility of using the prefabricated beams as lost formwork at precast members, a cast-in-situ composite slab provides stiffness of the structure, distribution of load in the transverse direction and any shape of the upper surface slab.

Negative volume – the new manufacturing operation

As a part of our autumn product release, the “Negative volume” manufacturing operation has been added to define an auxiliary member that enables subsequent advanced manufacturing operations.

Webinar: Continuous composite bridge

In this webinar, we are going to demonstrate a complete workflow of design and code-check of a bridge whose superstructure is composed of precast beams and composite cast-in-situ slab.


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