Plate and weld clash check

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Plates, parts of the model can be positioned in a way that collides with the other plates and members.

The check is set to active by default in Code setup. If this is not desired, the user can be able to deactivate the check.

The presented warning will not affect the analysis or check. It's a user's decision, how to react or neglect the warning.

Visual location of the clash

A weld clash check can be visualized to help users locate the issue in the model. The clash area will be visualized as a red-colored area in the Transparent model view (similar to contact between two plates).

Plate clash


The clash is detected with a tolerance value, which is set to 2mm. Currently, the user cannot change the default value.

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


Release notes IDEA StatiCa 22.1

Weld / Welds in IDEA StatiCa

Combining weld and contact operations