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.


Dealing with beam details – June 5th

Do you often deal with the design and code check of discontinuity regions such as sudden change of cross-section in a beam or anchorage zone of the prestressed beam in your daily practice? We would like you to join our webinar where we solve together these two short examples. You will see how to model them in our application IDEA StatiCa Detail.

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.


Structural engineering in Baltics

We had the pleasure to spend a couple of days talking to structural engineers in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Three workshops in three cities, together with our partners from Intelligent BIM Solutions (Lithuania) and BIM Solutions (Latvia). Materials we used are...
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Social share feature

We are very proud of the new IDEA StatiCa 9.0 and we want also our users to be proud of their work! So we made it really easy for you to share images with your LinkedIn and Facebook network. Try it yourself!...
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Results of analysis in Detail

Do you understand all the results from IDEA StatiCa Detail? Check part of our webinar to see the comment on results provided by the nonlinear analysis.  
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Online project viewer

Did you know you can explore all the components of all project items of your IDEA StatiCa Connection project in seconds and for free? Online project viewer offers far more features. Check it out our cloud...
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DXF definition of reinforcement

In IDEA StatiCa Detail, you can import the reinforcement directly from DXF file. DXF import now reads and applies the thickness from the global width set to the polyline in DXF file. As IDEA StatiCa Detail reads also arc segments of the polyline, they are discretized...
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Wednesday focused on anchoring

Don't miss the chance to join the online webinar Focus on anchoring. You will see tips for anchoring design and code-check. We will go through the possibilities of the model definition and checks. We will show three new code checks for the shear iron, check of...
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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