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 – November 28th, 2018

Imported joint from Tekla Structures 2018 merged with SAP2000

Let´s see how to use IDEA Code-check manager to import a joint from Advance Steel and merge it with internal forces imported from SAP2000 joint. And what are the possibilities, tips, and tricks for joint import to IDEA StatiCa via BIM links? Keep updated in your daily job.

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.


Connection Wednesdays: Imported joint from Tekla Structures 2018 merged with SAP2000

Are you a BIM links fan? Then do not miss this webinar! Let´s see how to use IDEA Code-check manager to import a joint from Tekla and merge it with internal forces imported from SAP2000 joint. Join Connection Wednesday – November 28th which we broadcast in two...
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Reinforced T section

Try IDEA StatiCa Concrete - RCS module for design and check of reinforced cross sections. Follow the step-by-step tutorial or watch the short video. And if you don't have one, get the free trial!...
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Webinars this week: steel and concrete

This week, we have two interesting webinars for you...   Wednesday = Connection Wednesdays   Barcelona Arts Hotel exterior cross joint The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 14th in two sessions during the day: at 11:00 CET (Amsterdam time),...
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Webinar: Design and code check of a diaphragm using IDEA StatiCa Detail

Diaphragms are important D-regions in the bridge structures, which are carrying effects of all loads by torsion, shear, and flexure through the bearings to the piers or directly to the substructure. Due to that fact it is necessary to keep bigger attention to its...
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Connection Wednesdays: Barcelona Arts Hotel exterior cross joint

Connection Wednesdays on November 14th will be dedicated to Barcelona Arts Hotel exterior cross joint project of one of our customers. I the second part of the webinar, we will speak about the comparison of the results from IDEA and hand calculations. We run two same...
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SAIE exihibition in Bologna

IDEA StatiCa together with our partner EISECO Computers took part at the SAIE exhibition Bologna, Italy. It was a great opportunity to speak with the Italian engineers, present IDEA StatiCa Connection for steel structures and introduce also IDEA StatiCa Detail that...
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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