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.

Product release webinar – September 19, 2019

What is coming in IDEA StatiCa 10.1

We are proud to present the new features in IDEA StatiCa version 10.1. We did our best to choose the most impactful improvements from the huge amount of feedback and requests we received from you.

We will show you the newest functionality of version 10.1 for steel and concrete applications.


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.


New IDEA StatiCa version 10.1 is live

We are happy to announce the brand-new version of IDEA StatiCa 10.1 release. This version brings an exceptional volume of new features and improvements with the focus to enable engineers to work faster, evaluate the requirements of the national code thoroughly and use the optimal amount of material.

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IDEA StatiCa UK shortlisted for the Building Innovation Awards 2019

We are really excited to announce IDEA StatiCa UK has been named the finalist in 2 categories for the Building Innovation Awards 2019 – Best Technology Partner & Most Innovative New Product (Software)!

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Hackathon at Dutch Steel Day (Staalbouwdag)

Hackathon@Staalbouwdag is an interactive event held by Dutch steel society Bouwen met Staal on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in Rotterdam. This event brings together multidisciplinary teams which will compete in designing the best parametric steel structure.

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Webinar: What is coming in IDEA StatiCa 10.1

We are proud to present the new features in IDEA StatiCa version 10.1. We did our best to choose the most impactful improvements from the huge amount of feedback and requests we received from you. So, don’t miss our first autumn webinar on September 19th, 2019. 

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SCIA intensifies partnership with IDEA StatiCa and extends to Benelux

After nearly two years of fruitful collaboration on the French market, SCIA – a company of the global group Nemetschek – extends its partnership with IDEA StatiCa and becomes the official reseller of its code-checking software for steel connections and concrete details in its home market, Benelux.

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Design of reinforced concrete walls

Do you need to design a safe and reliable reinforced concrete wall with large openings, wall beams providing an open space which is followed by a wall bearing system on the next floor? Are you struggling with proper reinforcement layout? How to deal with non-linear...
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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