How to activate the link
As a pre-requisite for this link Microsoft .Net 6 is required. This can be downloaded here. This should also be installed with administrator rights.
- Download and install (as administrator) the latest version of IDEA StatiCa
- Make sure that you are using the supported version of SAP2000
- Start SAP2000 and go to the card Tools where select Add/Show Plugins...
- You find the path to the plugin via the Browser. The path: C:\Program Files\IDEA StatiCa\StatiCa 2x.x (based on the IDEA StatiCa version)
- Select the Checkbot plugin called: IdeaSAP2000v1PluginWrapper.dll (for older versions of IDEA Statica SAP2000v21PlugIn_IDEAStatiCa.dll)
- Edit the name of the plugin displayed in your dropdown menu as IDEA StatiCa Checkbot
- Add the plugin
- You can find your new IDEA StatiCa Checkbot plugin in the Tools menu now
In case the window with the IDEA StatiCa Checkbot doesn't appear, please go to C:\Program Files\Computers and Structures\SAP2000 24 and run as Administrator the file RegisterSAP2000.exe.
Legacy BIM link for old IDEA StatiCa versions
If you are still using the old BIM interface between SAP2000 and IDEA StatiCa Beam, you can select the respective plugin instead of the Checkbot one: SAP2000v21PlugIn_IDEA_Beam.dll