DESIGN CONFIDENCE FOR ALL STEEL CONNECTIONS

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The best steel connection design software

Your connections are getting more demanding, demand more from your software for steel connection design! Overall stress & strain check, stiffness analysis, seismic and capacity design, design resistance, buckling. Everything as per AISC, EN and other. 3D modeling and result visualizations allow you to take control of the design and test various design options for your structural steel connections. 

Steel as well as concrete

Accurate design of welded connections bolted connections, as well as footing and anchoring. Overall stress and strain check, buckling shapes, equivalent stress, plastic strain, the stress in contacts, bolt forces and deformations. All components and steel connection details are taken into account. Anchor check, concrete check, and shear lug. Geometrically and materially non-linear analysis. 

Complete report that sells your work

Export all the calculations in a readable and presentable document in PDF and docx. You can build the report by adding/removing pictures, sketches, code-check results, formulas and explanations, bill of material. Sell your work by adding beautiful and accurate 3D visuals of the topology and results.

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Understand your connection, in 3D

Case studies

Permanent service bridge truss, Heathrow Airport, UK

In this project, IDEA Connection was used for the analysis and design of the connections of a steel truss structure made of hollow sections located at Heathrow Airport, London.
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Connection design optimization on Heathrow Airport bridge truss

Optimizing steel connection production, Rijssen, Netherlands

With the installation of the fully automatic assembly and welding machine, Voortman redesigned all standard connections with IDEA StatiCa Connection to maximize production efficiency.
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Facade connections at Midland Metropolitan hospital, UK

In this showcase, we are presenting an example of connections of an interior steel structure with an unusual offset arrangement for the cross bracing required by the team of architects of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital near Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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Facade connections at Midland Metropolitan hospital

Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Ireland

In this case study, we are really proud to present an extraordinary project of a world-famous horse racing venue in Ireland that has won an award at the Structural Steel Design Awards 2020. Designed by Kiernan Steel, who also erected various ancillary buildings.
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Railway bridge across Vltava river, Czech Republic

IDEA StatiCa Connection helped to analyze a railway bridge across Vltava river connecting cities Tabor and Pisek in the Czech republic.
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What do our customer say about us?

IDEA StatiCa allows us to design a much wider range of connections, in less time, as well as look into the stiffness behaviour of connections to see how this interacts with the global structural analysis.
Matthew Pearce
Matthew Pearce
Principal Structural Engineer – Mott MacDonald UK
United Kingdom
Thanks to IDEA StatiCa Connection, we have done in our project each steel connection is less than 1 day what would have taken more than a week with the old processes. Today, I only use ADC with some side manual verifications.
Denis Lefebvre
Denis Lefebvre
Expertise Director, Bridges and Civil Engineering Structures – Stantec
Canada
IDEA StatiCa Connection is a very helpful package for the modeling of a wide range of joints in steel structures. Modeling and interpretation of the results requires an understanding of the forces within a node and is equal to the complexity of the connection.
Gordon Clannachan
Gordon Clannachan
Senior Structural Engineer – ARUP
IDEA StatiCa allows a stress analysis to be carried out on very complex connections and the software is very easy to use. This aided our connection design for the main node connections on The Marshall Building.
Mark Hill
Mark Hill
Associate Director – Bourne Group Ltd
United Kingdom
Once you have used the software for a while, it becomes quite intuitive and therefore much easier to use. It is very powerful in terms of the complexity of connections that it can cope with.
Paul Heathcote
Paul Heathcote
Director & Principal Structural Engineer – Abacus Design Associates
United Kingdom

Proven, reliable calculations

We work closely with numerous universities to test and verify IDEA StatiCa results. No matter the topology, your designs are complete, accurate, and in accordance with AISC, Eurocode, and other design codes.

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