IDEA StatiCa works with your SAP2000. You can select any concrete member or a part of the whole SAP2000 model and export it to IDEA StatiCa for structural design. All the members, cross-sections, and internal forces are not just exported, but they are also synchronized if the SAP2000 model changes. IDEA StatiCa and SAP2000 give you an efficient workflow for your structural concrete design that saves time, minimizes errors, and opens up optimization possibilities.
Concrete workflow IDEA StatiCa and SAP2000
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.
Export, design, synchronize, generate a report
Ready to solve various concrete members? SAP2000 combined with IDEA StatiCa will allow you to model, design, load, and check all concrete members and cross-sections.
Scope of the BIM link
Linked applications: IDEA StatiCa Member, IDEA StatiCa RCS
See the list of compatible versions
Version 21.1 and newer (October 2021 onwards) - BIM link is managed by Checkbot - an application for the management of BIM workflows. This means:
- Export and synchronize members easily
- Complete control over all of your imported 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
- Load combinations management
Read more about How Checkbot works.
Design of a slender RC column from SAP2000
How to activate the SAP2000 BIM link integration
We strongly recommend running the latest version of IDEA StatiCa and SAP2000 to ensure the best compatibility. All BIM workflows between IDEA StatiCa and SAP2000 are now managed by IDEA StatiCa Checkbot - follow this Integration guide of BIM link for SAP2000 versions v23 and newer.
Need also to design concrete discontinuities?
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.