Advance Steel

Advance Steel


Essential links

IDEA StatiCa and Advance Steel tutorial

Advance Steel to IDEA StatiCa workflow

Model connection in CAD
Import structure and apply loads
Design selected connections
Code-check and optimize connections

About the Advance Steel plugin

You can select any number of steel connections and members in Advance Design and export them to IDEA StatiCa for structural design and code-checking so you can model, design, load, and check steel connections of any topology and loading. All beams, 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 steel design that saves time, minimizes errors, helps with optimization, and makes the data available to your colleagues or subcontractors doing detailing and fabrication.

The BIM link is managed by IDEA StatiCa Checkbot - an application for the management of BIM workflows. This means for you:

  • Export and synchronize connections and members easily
  • Complete control over all of your imported connections and members
  • A clear list of all imported items including status checked/not-checked
  • 3D visualization of imported members 
  • Conversion table for materials and cross-sections

Read more about How Checkbot works.

Advance Steel BIM link video

How to get started

Getting started is easy!

  • Download and install both applications on the same PC.
  • Check the third-party provider for any installation requirements.
  • Start exporting and designing steel connections right away!

Please note that like with most software, there is always a short delay when new versions are released and the BIM links are updated. Please check out the list of compatible versions before installing the plugin.

Known limitations

You can find a list of known limitations here.

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