IDEA StatiCa works with your RISA-3D. You can export parts of your RISA-3D model to the SAF format containing the model geometry, materials, and cross-sections used. The SAF files generated by RISA-3D do not contain analytical results, the import of loads is therefore currently unsupported.

After creating a New project in IDEA StatiCa Checkbot, you can proceed with importing your model. Simply use the SAF Import command and select the SAF file generated by RISA-3D. Then you can run IDEA StatiCa Connection and start detailing the nodes of your choice. IDEA StatiCa and RISA-3D give you an efficient workflow for your structural steel design that saves time, minimizes errors, and opens up optimization possibilities.

RISA-3D to IDEA StatiCa workflow

Export, design, and generate a report

RISA-3D combined with IDEA StatiCa will allow you to model, design, and check steel connections of any topology. Make data available to your colleagues or subcontractors doing detailing and fabrication.


This SAF-based integration is developed and maintained by RISA-3D. IDEA StatiCa does not take primary responsibility for maintaining this integration. All technical requirements and questions should be addressed to the link developer directly.

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