This has the potential to be game-changing connection design software, there is nothing else like it currently available.
A very good and powerful tool for engineers and connection designers. I would strongly recommend it.
The software gives us design capabilities for non-regular steel joints that no other software can provide in the same limited time.
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.
The software is very powerful and easy to use! It will be even better when more support is provided for international codes!
Powerful, versatile and easy-to-use software.
Powerful software that enables more rigorous and efficient checking of complex connections, and exploration of alternatives. However this power means that it is imperative the engineer ensures the modelling is appropriate to the problem, to ensure a valid result.
This is an interesting development in connection design software with significant potential, particularly for the design of "non-standard" connections.
Maintaining and developing electricity network in the Czech Republic is full of challenging tasks. With IDEA StatiCa Connection, joint design got much easier and faster for us.
"IDEA StatiCa filled a gap in our existing software equipment - detailed TDA analysis of concrete structures and assessment of reinforced concrete and prestressed structures. It fits into our workflow with SCIA Engineer. IDEA is also one of the few companies dedicated to development new tools for bridge design."
We originally used IDEA Connection only for complicated nodes. With templates, we began using the software for even easier joints, because the graphical outputs help us to to sell our work.
From all IDEA StatiCa applications, we use mainly the module Connection. Thanks to it we can design joints we were not able to solve before. And do it quickly. We also like the user interface.
We deal with structural analysis of various steel structures and aluminium framed facades. We use IDEA StatiCa for optimization of steel joints. It enables us to make more economical designs than our competitors.
We design large infrastructure projects and bridges. We have been using IDEA StatiCa for 3 years. The biggest advantage for me is that I can work much faster and more efficiently than before. I like that the program is user friendly and simple. Easy input, easy design, it helps me a lot.
We do turn-key deliveries of steel warehouses. We are using IDEA StatiCa to design and check these warehouses and their joints. Today we can calculate what we had to estimate in the past.
What I like about IDEA StatiCa is that it solves all the structural details of a steel structure, including anchoring. This makes it much easier for engineers to do their work.
4 years ago, we were establishing a new engineering team and were looking for suitable software. We chose IDEA StatiCa because we saw strong commitment for quality from its creators. We have been using it extensively and appreciate very much the technical support we get when we need it.
IDEA Connection works easy and fast. There is no other alternative solution on the market that provides both FEM and Component Based Method. IDEA Statica is a solid and good tool for the design of our steel connections.
What until recently was hardly manageable with available software, IDEA Connection makes possible. We can design almost all connections in 3D and achieve their optimal topology.
Gives better and new understanding of the forces in connections. Reporting may get some improvement.
IDEA 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.
Our projects are complex (steel) construction projects, also within very specific niche markets, eg electricity pylons. IDEA Connection is able to make sophisticated calculations of such complex compounds, where other programs drop out. With IDEA Connection, we show our deep expertise.
IDEA Connect makes it possible to calculate strength and rigidity even for extremely complex cases where hand calculations are impossible and other software fail.
IDEA Connection has become necessary for our daily use. The practical use and fast calculations ensure a very effective result.
We are happy to see IDEA StatiCa technology integrated into the BIM process, helping structural engineers better design and optimize their steel connections.
I have been using IDEA StatiCa for 2 years. I am very satisfied and recommend it to all fellow structural engineers who deal with structural analysis and design of steel structures. It is a powerful tool.
With IDEA Connection we have found a very powerful and visually attractive tool that is allowing us to develop connections more effectively and also making it possible to calculate some connections not covered by the current codes.
A super-powerful and fast way to analyse nearly all kind of steel connections. Thanks to its compatibility with other software (Consteel, Tekla,…) and its constant evolution, a simplified and faster process of connection’s analysis is achieved.
Incredible program of great potential and easy handling. It is able to solve all types of joints in structures
Friendly software that allowed us to analyze non-standard connections in short time, guaranteeing a precise calculation of the structural details. The support is very professional. Software updates are frequent and take into account user feedback.
Very good software, really useful for understanding what is happening in a real node, which otherwise would be impossible. I use it to design and optimize steel connection and I am very satisfied.
One of the most innovative software recently developed.
Strongly recommended for all steel structure designers.
We are pleased to be have been assisting the IDEA developers over the past year to ensure that the Tekla Structures / IDEA Connection workflow will support the most complicated steel connection transfer that is required by our mutual clients.
We as engineers have to know, that what we are providing is fully buildable and designable. There is no point in offering a connection to a contractor to design if that isn’t the case. IDEA StatiCa allows us to take the output from - let’s say an Advanced Steel model - and very quickly run through these options.
It is possible to test the program before buying the licence for the company.
IDEA Connection is the most powerful, fast and efficient software we ever met in the market. We turned weeks of a traditional connection design work package of a stadium steel roof in one of our mega projects into only days of a work by using IDEA Connection together with our analysis software.
We work with little jobs and special conections all the time. We use AxisvM export to Idea Connection all the time and save a lot of time since the time we decided to use IDEA Connections.
You can feel the behavior of the connection. It is much easier to understand the structure with this innovative software.
Good structural analysis FE Program for complicated connections Design.
I have been using SCIA Engineer or its predecessor versions for more than 30 years out of conviction for this product. IDEA Connection is one of the best supplementary modules for steel construction, which I have ever met during this time. The checks of connection are almost unlimited. They perfectly complement the SCIA connections and getting acquainted with the module can be accomplished with a manageable effort.
With IDEA Connection, we have the ability to demonstrate both simple and complex steel work connections using finite element methods. After a short training period, the entry of the connection geometries and loads - in contrast to most general finite element programs - succeeds surprisingly fast, all inputs are displayed directly in a 3D construction view of the connection. After calculating the connection, in addition to stresses, strains and utilization, intermediate values (forces in the single screws, welds and the rotational rigidity according to DIN EN 1993-1-8, ...) can be determined, so that a reference to the component model of the Eurocode is given.
Working with IDEA Connection considerably simplifies the entire field of connection design. Even complex connections can now be designed and checked and replace many separate analysis’s.
I am using IDEA StatiCa software from the very beginning. Continuous innovation, progressive extension of calculation possibilities and efforts to cover the requirements of users convinced me that the investment in this product returns several times.