Structural engineers and fabricators all around the world are taking more and more advantage from BIM-centric workflow in analysis, design and manufacturing of steel structures. Autodesk App Store is one of the places where “pieces come together” with new applications linked to Autodesk flagship products.

One of them is IDEA StatiCa Connection, published in August. It enables users of Advance Steel and Robot Structural Analysis to design and check any steel joint according to Eurocode or AISC.

Run “Concheck” command in Advance Steel and start the workflow:


Engineers typically design steel connections that follow prescribed building code requirements based on lab empirical testing, computational model verification and engineering judgment. However, many projects have situations where the connection design must be validated by a more comprehensive connection analysis. This can be very time-consuming and requires advanced software equipment, impacting profitability. A project-specific way of studying connection behavior is needed to ensure safety of the design while increasing productivity of the whole engineering process. IDEA StatiCa Connection delivers:


Joint design should be defined by the project requirements, not vice versa. IDEA StatiCa Connection provides all necessary checks of all joint topologies. And it does it in minutes. After activating the plugin for Robot Structural Analysis, you can select any joint in the project and get the check you need for your project:


This app was developed by IDEA RS, AEC Solution Associate of Autodesk. Its integration into the BIM process helps structural engineers better design and optimize their steel connections.

Started in Robot or Advance Steel, checked by IDEA StatiCa Connection:


Get 14-day trial and read more about the app in the Autodesk App Store or visit IDEA StatiCa website. Feel free to join our classes at Autodesk University 2016 and MEP & Structural Fabricators forum in November.

Short video about the workflow with Advance Steel:

Short video about the workflow with Robot Structural Analysis:

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