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.

Call for software engineers

2500 licenses of IDEA StatiCa worldwide

Dear engineers,

thanks to you, IDEA StatiCa is becoming a respected tool for design and code-check of structural members all around the world. Improving current applications while still coming up with new ideas for the industry is a lot of work. Check our open position in IDEA StatiCa Development team – maybe there is a place for you or someone you know.

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.

 

 

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.

 

Steel Bridges 2018

IDEA StatiCa is proud to become a gold partner of the 9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges (ISSB Prague 2018) held from 10th to 11th of September 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic. The ISSB Prague 2018 Symposium is going to present and discuss a wide range of...
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Prof. Kaufmann’s lecture on IDEA StatiCa Detail

Recently, we participated on Concrete Infoday - an event held by our partners in Benelux. Among others, the lecture by professor Kaufmann from ETH Zurich university was definitely a highlight. You can watch the whole lecture or download the presentation.    ...
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Theoretical background document

Do you know what is in "hidden" inside IDEA StatiCa Connection? It's not a secret! You can find the answers to many of your questions regarding the mechanical model or code-checks in out Theoretical Background document. The up-to-date version can be always found in...
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2500 licenses of IDEA StatiCa worldwide

Dear engineers, thanks to you, IDEA StatiCa is becoming a respected tool for design and code-check of structural members all around the world. Improving current applications while still coming up with new ideas for the industry is a lot of work. Check our open...
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Gotta calculate em all!

Difficult projects are only about 30 % of all cases but take 70 % of engineer's time! With IDEA StatiCa Concrete, you can calculate them all. Quickly, effectively and safely. Apply for the trial...
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Heavy anchoring and shear force transfer?

Heavy anchoring and shear force transfer? Anchors or shear lug? It’s hard to answer but the best way is to see how we deal with shear force transfer in our webinar example.    
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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