Advance Design

Advance Design


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Advance Design BIM link for concrete design

Advance Design to IDEA StatiCa workflow

Perform global analysis in your FEA
Share structure and forces with IDEA StatiCa
Design selected members
Code-check and optimize members

About the Advance Design plugin

You can select any concrete member or part of the whole Advance Design model and export it to IDEA StatiCa for structural designing. All the members, cross-sections, and internal forces are also completely synchronized if the Advance Design model changes. IDEA StatiCa and Advance Design give you an efficient workflow for your structural concrete design that saves time, minimizes errors, and opens up optimization possibilities.

IDEA StatiCa Concrete and Prestressing also contains a unique application IDEA StatiCa Detail for the structural design of D-regions in concrete structures like wall and beam openings, diaphragms, frame joints, hangings, and brackets. IDEA StatiCa Detail is currently not linked to the Checkbot so the design has to be made from scratch. But IDEA StatiCa Detail offers a wide variety of templates and also a possibility to import reinforcement from a DXF file - here is an example of a structural design of a dapped end with an opening.

Design and code-check of a dapped end with an opening

Ready to solve various concrete members? Advance Design combined with IDEA StatiCa will allow you to model, design, load, and check all concrete members and cross-sections.

Advance Design BIM link video

How to get started

You do not need anything special to get started - just download and install both applications on the same PC, and activate the BIM link in a few easy steps. And you can start exporting and designing concrete members right away. All exports are managed by IDEA StatiCa Checkbot, where you can select any member and open it in detail.

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