# Stop at limit strain

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$$To find out what is the weakest part of a joint or connection and collapses as the first one, IDEA StatiCa provides the function called Stop at limit strain, which can be activated in the Code setup. This function stops the iteration process of the finite element analysis when one of the code-checks reaches the limit value. In that case, only some percentage of the input load is applied. In the tab Check, there are the code-check results presented as well as the percentage of how much of the input load has been applied.$$