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.
concrete

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!

concrete

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.

Become a certified connection design professional

Master your analysis, design and code-check skills of various steel connections with our new online course “Theory and practice of steel connection design using IDEA StatiCa“.

As one of the COVID-19 arrangements, the price of the course i discounted until April 30, 2020. You can also enjoy the extended trial with 4 lessons free of charge!

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.
 
 
BIM

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.

 

IDEA StatiCa has got you covered

At IDEA StatiCa, our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and partners. Still, it is essential for us to support you in continuing your business during this time of uncertainty.

Webinar invite: Connection Wednesdays – Shaft tower connection for Thames Tideway Tunnel

IDEA StatiCa has been used in The Thames Tideway Tunnel – the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry. The 25 kilometres tunnel will run under Thames river and is due for completion in 2024, involving 24 construction sites in London.

Shifting strategies and roles for structural analysis software

Pawel Piechnik, Structural Product Line Manager at Autodesk, took a very interesting look on Autodesk Revit blog into the bright future of structural analysis. And we have to say, most of his thoughts fully resonate with ours, so we happily share it with you.

Export any steel joint from Advance Steel to IDEA StatiCa

We all know the situation when the global model is made e.g. in Autodesk Advance Steel and you need to send your exported steel joint to your colleague – detailer. But what if he or she does not have an IDEA StatiCa license installed on his/her computer?

Connection Wednesdays – Shaft tower connection for Thames Tideway Tunnel – March 18, 2020

IDEA StatiCa has been used in The Thames Tideway Tunnel – the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry. The 25 kilometres tunnel will run under Thames river and is due for completion in 2024, involving 24 construction sites in London.

Truss joint design with open sections

Here at IDEA StatiCa, we are always trying to verify our software against other established methods. That is why our Technical Manager at IDEA StatiCa UK, Costis Hatzopoulos, took a look into a truss joint design with open sections based on the article on the same topic published in New Steel Construction magazine in January 2020 by David Brown, Associate Director at the SCI.

Testimonials

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