IDEA StatiCa works with your Advance Steel. You can select any number of steel connections and members in Advance Steel and export it to IDEA StatiCa for structural design. All the beams, cross-sections, and operations (bolts, holes, welds & cuts) are not just exported, but they are also synchronized when the Advance Steel model changes. IDEA StatiCa and Advance Steel give you an efficient workflow for your structural steel design that saves time, minimizes errors, and opens up optimization possibilities.
Advance Steel to IDEA StatiCa workflow
You do not need anything special to get started - just download and install both applications on the same PC, IDEA StatiCa will automatically detect the Advance Steel installation and activate the plugin. And you can start exporting and calculating steel connections right away!
Export, design, synchronize, generate a report
Ready to solve various steel connections? Advance Steel combined with IDEA StatiCa will allow you to model, design, load, and check steel connections of any topology and loading.
Scope of the BIM link
Compatible versions - check here: List as of the latest release
Version 21.1 and newer (October 2021 onwards) - BIM link is managed by IDEA StatiCa Checkbot - an application for the management of BIM workflows. This means for you:
- Export and synchronize connections and members easily
- Complete control over all of your imported connections and members
- A clear list of all imported items including status checked/not-checked
- 3D visualization of imported members
- Conversion table for materials and cross-sections
Read more about How Checkbot works.
How does the link work for older IDEA StatiCa versions?
IDEA StatiCa versions up to and including 21.0 (released April 2021) are using the application Code-check manager. It has limited capabilities to export and synchronize steel connections. It is, of course, still supported by the IDEA StatiCa product team.
IDEA StatiCa Viewer plugin for Advance Steel
This FREE plugin for Autodesk Advance Steel allows you to export a steel joint to IDEA StatiCa – the global leader in the design of steel joints according to international codes. Whether you have an IDEA StatiCa license or not, this plugin gives you the option to create an IDEA StatiCa file that you can send to your colleagues.