Steel connection design – reinvented
Design and check all your steel connections according to the code, in minutes.
Application IDEA StatiCa Connection can design all types of welded or bolted connections, base plates, footing and anchoring. It provides precise checks, results of strength, stiffness and buckling analysis of a steel joint. Bolts, welds and concrete blocks are checked according to EN/AISC/CISC/AU/SP 16. Templates for most-used connections are available as well as wide range of predefined hot rolled and sheet welded members.
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According to various national design
FE model of steel joint is composed automatically
Rotational or transversal stiffness of any connection
Member capacity design
Seismic check of non-dissipative
Local buckling effects and critical load factors
Design joint resistance
Maximal possible loads, reserve in joint capacity
Any topology – manufacturing operations
Any loading – all internal forces from 3D global analysis
3D simulation of a steel joint
Steel joint is composed of plates, welds, bolts, contacts and can be anchored into concrete blocks.
FEA model is generated automatically.
Steel structure can be anchored into concrete block. Base plate is in contact with concrete. Tension is taken by anchors, shear by bolts, friction or shear iron.
Designed by IDEA StatiCa Connection
Become a certified connection design professional
For those who want to master their analysis, design, and code-check skills of various steel connections for everyday engineering practice, we have prepared an online course “Theory and practice of steel connection design using IDEA StatiCa“.
This course is a comprehensive training for all structural engineers and detailers involved in connection design. It will guide you from basic concepts and software commands to advanced techniques allowing you to exponentially increase your productivity in connection design.