Release notes IDEA StatiCa 22.1

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What is new? Well, quite a lot. The list of coming features and improvements is long enough to make the 22.1 not only an upgrade but a full new version of IDEA StatiCa, better than any other before.

News for Steel

What happened to all that user feedback about Fire design and Tying forces? We listened, we implemented. There are two brand new analysis types in the IDEA StatiCa Connection application.

The first one looks into situations where the structural engineer has to prevent the possibility of progressive collapse of the structure (caused by gas blasts, vehicle collisions, or similar incidents). The structure has to be able to resist the tension forces from membrane floor actions. For these design states, we have developed the Horizontal tying analysis.

Another extraordinary but even more often analyzed design situation is the fire. The main bearing structures of all new buildings have to provide at least some fire resistance. For steel structures especially, this is often the crucial resistance because the performance of steel decreases dramatically with higher temperatures. 

From version 22.1, the designers can analyze steel connections and also the whole members connected together for stated temperatures, thanks to Fire design analysis present both in the IDEA StatiCa Connection and Member applications. 

Besides these, we have prepared many other enhancements, which will help in the everyday practice of our users. 

Improvements for steel connection design and member analysis:

Minor improvements 

  • EN - unify some of the subscripts in the report (since the 22.0.1 patch)
  • Remove NVOL from contact, weld, and bolt grid operations (since the 22.0.2 patch)
  • Set the length of the condensed element in IOM (since the 22.0.3 patch)
  • AISC weld symbols – leg size Ls changed to w, throat thickness Th changed to tw (in line with AISC 360) 
  • Imperial units - add rotational stiffness units 
  • Gusset plate - notched member 
  • Member cut - Bounding box refactoring to allow cutting of a plate with more than 4 edges 

News for Concrete and Prestressing

Do you design reinforced concrete high-rise or industrial buildings and need to solve their fire resistance? A new functionality, advanced thermal analysis, helps you with the fire resistance check of beams and columns subjected to the fire effects. Due to IDEA StatiCa 22.1, you can ensure an optimized and cost-effective structural design that provides the required fire safety.

Is it your daily job to design and assess precast prestressed beams or walls with openings, dapped end beams, or even beams with haunches? Do you struggle with how to calculate the crack width or deflection of the structure? Now, in IDEA StatiCa Detail, you can perform along with ULS also SLS assessments of prestressed concrete discontinuity regions. Code-checks as the stress limitation, crack width, and deflection will no longer be pain or just an estimate but will be verified using Compatible Stress Field Method (CSFM).

The improvements in Concrete and Prestressing include:

News for BIM links

In version IDEA StatiCa 22.1, we focused on polishing the way how the information is coming to us from 3rd party applications. Until now, every link was special in some way, and seamless workflow and maintenance was a tricky task. Therefore our developers brought a new solution for translating different structural languages into the IDEA StatiCa IOM language and developed a new BimApi interface.

This new approach provides a more straightforward integration of IDEA StatiCa plugins. Integrations not only for actively supported 3rd party apps but BimApi mainly eases the job for other developers and companies willing to connect and use the advantages of analyses in IDEA StatiCa applications.

Besides this major improvement, a whole package of useful enhancements for practical use of the Checkbot app is brought in version IDEA StatiCa 22.1:

If you want to check the compatibility with your particular application, just take a look at our list of actively supported versions.

Licensing & All applications

Other examples of careful listening to our customers are introduced in our online features, which use data analysis and online communication. 

Solved incidents

See the current list of solved incidents reported by our customers.

Full Release notes

Below you can download the Release notes for IDEA StatiCa v22.1 in PDF.

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