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.

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“.

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.


IDEA StatiCa took part on BetonTage

BetonTage is a four-day long industry summit in Germany on anything involving concrete and the prefabrication of structural concrete elements. And obviously, the IDEA StatiCa team could not miss such an opportunity to talk to customers and partners.

Connection Wednesdays – Balcony console imported from Robot – February 26, 2020

Do you think IDEA StatiCa Connection is used only for complex joints in large projects? Well, see how it helps also with easy, yet special daily basis tasks in small design offices.

Solving the steel-to-concrete connection challenge

Designing steel-to-concrete connections is a key, safety-critical task on many construction projects. White Paper “Designing Steel-to-concrete Connections” published by the New Civil Engineer magazine looks at the creation of PROFIS Engineering software from Hilti, which has been developed to address these issues.

Connection Wednesdays – Balcony console imported from Robot – February 26, 2020

Do you think IDEA StatiCa Connection is used only for complex joints in large projects? Well, see how it helps also with easy, yet special daily basis tasks in small design offices.

Webinar – Fire resistance check of concrete structures – February 12, 2020

Fire resistance of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures is one of the important parameters that an engineer has to check when designing a building structure. From the last version of IDEA StatiCa, structural engineers are able to check concrete structures for fire resistance in the application RCS, too.

Load on a curve from DXF reference

The new feature “Load on a curve imported from DXF reference” can save you a lot of time during the input of loads for concrete structures.


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