# How do the BIM links work for IDEA StatiCa Connection?

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$$BIM links to the most widespread FEA and CAD programs are being developed and maintained by IDEA StatiCa and are a part of the installation setup. For any other FEA and CAD program, the BIM link can be created using the public API interface IDEA Open Model (IOM).After installation, IDEA StatiCa automatically integrates the BIM links to your FEA and CAD programs. For later installed programs, BIM links can be activated in the BIM link installer.The data transfer from FEA and CAD projects to IDEA StatiCa is realized via the Code-check manager. The code-check manager is an application to import and manage structural joints and connections that you want to analyze and code-check in IDEA StatiCa. It also allows merging imported models from CAD and FEA projects into one, synchronizing the imported models after you update the source FEA or CAD project and more.$$