IDEA StatiCa
Connection Library

Get inspired by the world’s biggest database for steel connections.
Try Connection Library

Stuck finding a solution?

Don't reinvent the wheel! Connection Library is a cloud application that provides you with 700,000+ ideas for your connection designs from all around the world.

Browse examples matching your project, find & download the best suitable model for your project in seconds! 

Open Connection Library


1 – Define geometry

  • Input the members and their cross-section types.

2 – Browse the database

  • Browse the search results and refine them using connector filters.

3 – Sign in or create account

  • Sign in with your IDEA StatiCa credentials or create a free account to access connection details. 
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4 – Explore & Download the model

  • Inspect the connection details in 3D view.
  • Download the best suitable model to your desktop app. 
  • Check manufacturing operations and connection details. 
  • Design your own connection based on the model. 
Don't have a desktop app yet? Ask for a FREE version!

The world's largest database of steel connections

# of connections
# cross-section types
Design codes


IDEA StatiCa Connection Library costs you nothing. You only need to create a FREE account to use all its features. 

Connection Library has been created by structural engineers for the global community of engineers, fostering inspiration and simplifying their work.

Try Connection Library for free
  • Get inspired by 700,000+ steel connection design examples.
  • Unlimited access with a free IDEA StatiCa account.
  • Download the connections that best fit your project.


The database of Connection Library is based on data collected through another IDEA StatiCa cloud application for sharing project files - Viewer. Collected connection designs were anonymized and stripped of all the data but cross-sections, members, and building code. No data from our desktop applications was used to build the Connection Library database.

No, they are not. And they cannot be; we stripped them of all data, including loadings. 

These design examples are set to guide the way how such steel connections could be modeled. You can download them and use them as model templates for your own design project. Just apply the respective loading as per project needs, and calculate them.

No, the Connection Library on your desktop works only with data of your IDEA StatiCa installation - predefined connection designs, your company set, and your private set. 

Yes, you can! Just upload them to the IDEA StatiCa Viewer

It usually takes us a few weeks to process all the new data and update the database of results.

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