Connection Browser: Properties, parameters and filtering

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We are continuously improving the Connection Browser tool and fulfilling our promise to build an AI automated design based on machine learning technology. Properties of the connection template are enhanced with more Parameters added.

Note: Connection Browser was renamed to Connection Library with version 23.0 (April, 2023).

Parameters available within the particular features


  • Connection Design Set (set of joints - IDEA, Private, Company)
  • Loading type (Moment, Shear, Truss, one, none, or more can be selected)
  • Design code


  • Loading type 
  • Connection Design Set  


  • Connection Design Set 
  • Loading type (editable in Edit mode)
  • Connectors
  • Created


For better orientation, filtering, and selection of the most relevant designs, we brought a whole bunch of different Connection Design Items (CDI) into the Propose dialogue. 

Types of possible CDIs for filtering:

  • Connectors
      • Bolt
      • Weld
  • Features
      • Anchor
      • Cleat
      • Modification
  • Loading Type
      • Moment
      • Shear
      • Truss

Available in both Expert and Enhanced editions of IDEA StatiCa Steel.

Download and try features of IDEA StatiCa 22.1


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Release notes IDEA StatiCa 22.1