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.

December 12th, 2018

Connection Wednesdays – Game-changing joint stiffness analysis

Are you a trial user? Or do you want to sharpen your IDEA StatiCa skills? Then join our Wednesdays’ regular webinars, and find out more about this breakthrough technology that has changed forever the way we analyze and design steel connections!

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.

 

Connection Wednesdays: Game-changing joint stiffness analysis

Join our last Connection Wednesdays in 2018! This time, our UK colleagues will focus on the stiffness analysis performed in IDEA StatiCa Connection.  On Wednesday December 12th, we run two same sessions: the first at 11:00 CET (Amsterdam time), followed by another one...
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Templates and sharing: Webinar tomorrow!

Dear engineers, do not miss our webinar focused on templates, material library and sharing of the user-defined data in IDEA StatiCa Connection programme. On Wednesday, December 5th, we run two same sessions: the first at 11:00 CET (Amsterdam time), followed by another...
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The beauty of structural engineering profession

We were happy to be a part of the Summit of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) which took place in Chicago this October. Lots of interesting discussions and motivation for structural engineers. As Ashraf Habibulah, CEO of CSI, said:...
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Webinar: Templates and sharing – more effective workflow of joint design

Let’s join our new IDEA StatiCa Connection webinar. We are going to talk about templates, material library, and sharing of the user-defined data this time. The possibilities of speeding up the joint design by using the templates will be discussed. We are going to show...
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A complete course on Steel Connections

Whether you are already a user of IDEA StatiCa, or you want to learn how to use it before you invest in it, this online course will teach you the essentials, but also some more advanced tips & tricks that will speed up the learning process and make you more...
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Joint from Tekla Structures 2018 merged with SAP2000

Join the next Connection Wednesdays and watch how to merge the connection modeled in Tekla Structures with the model from SAP200! Register here: https://www.ideastatica.com/webinars/connection-wednesdays-november-28th-2018/  ...
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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