Connection Wednesdays – Latest features of CAD BIM links

    Webinar date:

  • 2021-02-03T11:00:00.0000000Z
    (in your local time, 24-hour format)

Join the webinar and learn about

  • What types of BIM link are available in IDEA StatiCa Connection
  • How to integrate the CAD BIM link and run it for the first time
  • How to export one or multiple connections
  • What to do if uprates of the model are necessary
  • How to combine CAD and FEA model of the connection
  • What results will I get and how to print a report
  • What if the integration of the link fails
  • Why is IDEA StatiCa Connection a unique solution for your structural joints


Jana Kaderova
Jana Kaderova Product Engineer
IDEA StatiCa
Jan Kubicek
Jan Kubicek Product Engineer
IDEA StatiCa
One of the most popular IDEA StatiCa Connection features is the BIM link to programs dedicated to connection detailing.

No wonder. It would not make any sense to create the detailed model of the connection again from scratch, of course. Take advantage of the IDEA StatiCa + CAD link and save your time for other actions. In the webinar, we will present the link in detail and show you a step-by-step procedure of exploiting all the features available today.

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The CAD links can save plenty of time with a quick transfer of all the plates, bolts, and welds from your Tekla/Advance Steel/Revit model to IDEA StatiCa, where the engineer can input the loads from the structural model. In IDEA StatiCa, these two merge together, resulting in a realistic model of the connection loaded by the real internal forces. Now, the joint can be analyzed and checked according to the selected standard in a CBFEM calculation. Some changes in the Tekla model? Don’t worry, the link can automatically synchronize the exported model in few steps.

Step-by-step export, checking, and updating of the connection model.

As usual, we will also go through one “HelpDesk highlight” in the second part of the webinar: This time, we will take a look at some frequent issues with the CAD BIM link integration and how to solve them easily on your own.

Find out what to do when integration of the BIM link does not go smoothly

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