IDEA StatiCa works with your SCIA Engineer. You can select any number of steel connections and members in SCIA Engineer and export it to IDEA StatiCa for structural design and code-checking. All the beams, cross-sections, and internal forces are not just exported, but they are also synchronized if the SCIA Engineer model changes. IDEA StatiCa and SCIA Engineer give you an efficient workflow for your structural steel design that saves time, minimizes errors, and opens up optimization possibilities.

SCIA Engineer to IDEA StatiCa workflow

Workflow Steel Structural Engineer FEA

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 SCIA Engineer installation and activate the plugin. And you can start exporting and designing steel connections right away!

Export, design, synchronize, generate a report

Ready to solve various steel connections? SCIA Engineer combined with IDEA StatiCa will allow you to model, design, load, and check steel connections of any topology and loading. And make this data available to your colleagues or subcontractors doing detailing and fabrication.

Scope of the BIM link

Linked applications: IDEA StatiCa Connection, IDEA StatiCa Member

Compatible versions - check here: List as of the latest release

IDEA StatiCa 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 and loads
  • Conversion table for materials and cross-sections
  • Load combinations management

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.

Tutorials for SCIA Engineer + IDEA StatiCa workflow

IDEA StatiCa and SCIA Engineer tutorial

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