No more struggle with steel connection design

Design all your structural steel connections, no matter the geometry, in minutes

Connection design simplified

IDEA StatiCa is an industry-leading EN and AISC steel connection design software. You get clear pass/fail checks as per code, in minutes. IDEA StatiCa will save up to 80% of your connection design time because of:  

  • A huge database of pre-designed 2D/3D connections, footings, CHS and HSS connections, steel-to-timber, and other connections
  • Quick modeling and design of any bolted and welded connections
  • Thorough code-checks including buckling, stiffness analysis, design resistance, and seismic  
  • Fully customizable reports with equations and pictures that sell
Find out, why engineers choose IDEA StatiCa

ANY GEOMETRY AND LOADING

Design any type of steel connection from scratch or import it from your analysis or detailing software. Apply simplified or complex loading. Visualize the connection behavior. Generate connection sketches and bill of material in seconds. IDEA StatiCa gets your connection design done for every configuration of steel connections you need: 

  • Moment connections in steel structures, shear and axial connections, including seismic
  • Beam to beam, beam to column, column to column, or column to base plate connections
Connection design from A to Z

Case studies

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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ICON Växjö project by Peikko, Sweden

One of Peikko's largest projects in Sweden, rising to a height of 67 meters is the ICON tower building. On 20 floors, it provides a floor area of 37.000 m2 serving many purposes. Let's take a brief look at how it was created.
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Horizon cruise terminal

Designing the UK’s first plug-in shore-side cruise ship terminal, the British company REIDsteel used IDEA StatiCa for detailed connections analysis. Automatic calculation of hundreds of steel-to-steel and steel-to-glulam connections enabled REIDsteel to quickly assess both rigidity and cost of each connection type and suggest the most effective designs, saving their client time and money.
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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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The Jakarta International Velodrome, Indonesia

Mott MacDonald — global engineering, management, and development consultancy company - used IDEA StatiCa extensively to analyze and design complex, earthquake-resistant connections for an iconic and very challenging project — The Jakarta International Velodrome, a venue for the 18th Asian Games 2018.
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Hundreds of connections

Your steel connection design software should not limit the number of beams, bolts, welds, plates, and other steel connection details. Create the most common steel connections in seconds and continue editing the connection right in the 3D scene. 

IDEA StatiCa is a real solution for ALL types of connections, no matter the complexity.

  • Hundreds of default connection types 
  • 10.000+ design configurations  
  • Personalized templates
  • Share company templates with your colleagues
  • The unique pre-design feature that automatically models connections
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Model any connection required

You model the connection as you do in a CAD application. IDEA StatiCa puts the analytical model together, in the background, taking into account all the forces and interactions. You get precise checks, results of stress/strain, stiffness, and buckling analysis. It also checks bolts, welds, and concrete block. This is the software for steel connection design that works for you. 

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Welded hollow section steel connection analysis

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 geometry and results.

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What do our customers say about us?

We have used IDEA StatiCa on 6-10 different projects already. One project called Crabapple Market was six buildings, all part of a complex. Another company had the other eight buildings at the complex, and after the initial round of RFI’s and comments from the EOR, they chose to use us on any revisions and changes because of our calculation package (IDEA StatiCa) was superior to the other company.
Ryan K. Carpenter
Ryan K. Carpenter
Structural Engineer – Echols, Lindsey & Moore Structural Engineers
United States
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 IDEA StatiCa with some side manual verifications.
Denis Lefebvre
Denis Lefebvre
Expertise Director, Bridges and Civil Engineering Structures – Stantec
Canada
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
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 software is a fantastically efficient tool that’s helped us streamline our connection design processes. The cloud-based license makes it easy for us to access the software from anywhere, and the support team is always on hand to sort out any issues.
Ryan Malachy
Ryan Malachy
Managing Director – Alan White Design
United Kingdom
We have become early adopters of IDEA StatiCa because its advanced design and check process is both powerful and quick enough to be a useful tool in our everyday work as structural engineers for fabricators.
Tim Hetherington
Tim Hetherington
Director – Applied Engineering Design (AED)
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
Implementing the IDEA software into our company has been a real turning point for us. It allows us to create connections that are lightweight, cost-effective and structurally efficient all the while giving us the flexibility to design a connection to any imaginable configuration whilst still giving us the confidence that the connections are designed in accordance with the relevant design standards.
Mirivano Carrig
Mirivano Carrig
Structural Engineer – Kiernan Structural Steel
Ireland
The general philosophy and practices of the IDEA StatiCa helped us to quickly elaborate with such complex connections, which we would have normally designed by hand. In IDEA StatiCa Connection, all these connections became solvable, and even better, there is no special consideration to be taken care of. The workflow is common no matter what the geometry is. Another important thing was that the reasonable connection details lead to reduced manufacturing costs, and the assembly of the trusses was relatively easy.
Byron Alexander Bezas
Byron Alexander Bezas
Senior Structural Engineer – Ellis & Moore
United Kingdom

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. 


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