Tekla Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer


IDEA StatiCa works with your Tekla Structural Designer. You can select any number of steel connections and members in Tekla Structural Designer and export it to IDEA StatiCa for structural design and code-checking. All the beams, cross-sections, and internal forces are not just exported, but they are also synchronized if the Tekla Structural Designer model changes. IDEA StatiCa and Tekla Structural Designer give you an efficient workflow for your structural steel design that saves time, minimizes errors, and opens up optimization possibilities.

Workflow Tekla Structural Designer and IDEA StatiCa

Workflow Steel Structural Engineer FEA

You do not need anything special to get started - just download and install both applications on the same PC, IDEA StatiCa will automatically detect the Tekla Structural Designer installation and activate the plugin. And you can start exporting and designing steel connections right away!

Export, design, synchronize, generate a report

Ready to solve various steel connections? Tekla Structural Designer combined with IDEA StatiCa will allow you to model, design, load, and check steel connections of any topology and loading. And make this data available to your colleagues or subcontractors doing detailing and fabrication.

Scope of the BIM link

Linked applications: IDEA StatiCa Connection

Compatible versions - check here: List as of the latest release

The link is activated directly inside the Tekla Structural Designer application, more information directly at the Tekla Structural Designer website:

How does the link work for older IDEA StatiCa versions?

IDEA StatiCa versions up to and including 21.0 (released April 2021) are using the application Code-check manager. It has limited capabilities to export and synchronize steel connections. It is, of course, still supported by the IDEA StatiCa product team.


Tekla Structural Designer BIM link is developed and maintained by a third-party integration company. IDEA StatiCa does not take any responsibility for this integration. All technical requirements and questions must be addressed to the developer.

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