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

All steel connection types – simple, moderate, complex

Case studies

394-foot (120-meter) St-Jacques street overpass, Montreal, Canada

Reconstruction of the Saint-Jacques street overpass spanning over the Décarie Highway (A-15) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Anchorage design of steel spherical storage tanks, Canada

In this case study, Odan Detech Group presents a project that they have been involved in – stress analysis and design of a generic propane/butane storage sphere in a high seismic area.
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Anchorage design of steel spherical storage tanks, Canada

The Marshall Building, London, UK

Bourne Group has been one of the first TOP10 UK Steel contractors to implement IDEA StatiCa back in 2016, and since then they have been using successfully in many high profile projects. One of the latest is The Marshall Building, an iconic structure at the London School of Economics.
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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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Glass roof topping, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The former Diamant fair (De Diamantbeurs) in Amsterdam, from now on Capital C, has been restored to its old glory after a radical renovation. This national monument has not only been returned to its original shape, but it has now also a new special roof topping made from glass and steel. A design by well-known architectural office ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects, structural design by Octatube.
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Capital C - glass roof topping structure

Bus station steel structure, Rosenheim, Germany

Together with LEICHT Structural engineering and specialist consulting GmbH (“LEICHT”), we are happy to present a case study of using IDEA StatiCa on a project of a new bus station in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany.
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Bus station steel structure (Rosenheim, Germany)

Burgers’ Zoo Mangrove, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Burgers' Zoo Mangrove is a 3000 m2 eco-display with a freshwater basin and offers, among other things, animal species such as manatees and butterflies via a saltwater mud plain with ebb and flow, a natural habitat. The surprising landscape extends under a dome-shaped structure, the highest point of which is 16 m above the ground.
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Case study - Burgers’ Zoo – Mangrove - 2016
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250+ Connections in 3 clicks

Your steel connection design software should not limit the number of beams, bolts, welds, plates, and other steel connection details. Do the most common steel connections in seconds and continue editing the connection right in the 3D scene. Super-speed your design by:

  • Hundreds of default connection types, 10.000+ design configurations  
  • Personalized and company templates
  • Unique Pre-design feature that automatically models connections for you
Watch how to design steel connection in a few seconds

You do not have to be a FEA expert

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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COMPLETE CONNECTION CODE-CHECK, NO COMPROMISES

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 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

Connection design workflow that works


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Proven, reliable calculations

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

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