Official distributor of IDEA StatiCa
in the UK & Ireland



Email: info@ideastatica.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3579 9397


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Welcome to IDEA StatiCa

Engineering software dedicated to structural design and code-check of joints, cross sections, beams and other details.

IDEA StatiCa has brought a revolution to the engineering world by being the first – and only – software in the world to design according to the codes steel connections of ANY geometry and loading. For the analysis, the unique CBFEM method based on finite elements is used, and modeling considers an elastic-plastic material model for all the elements of the joint – plates, elements, bolts and welds. Prestressed bolts and plastic behavior of the welds are also taken into account.

Stress/Strain FE analysis

Local Buckling analysis

Stiffness classification

Member Capacity Design

Design Joint Resistance

Overall EC/AISC/CISC checks

We started in 2013 with an ambitious goal: To reinvent steel connection analysis, and fill a huge gap in the design of complex connections!

In 2015 this goal was achieved: IDEA StatiCa changed forever the way we design steel connections!

Supporting BIM workflows

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Version 8.2 is released!

We are very excited to announce the release of Version 8.2 – a major upgrade of V.8, with many new features and improvements. As always we have implemented many of our users’ requests: We redesigned the report, we improved several manufacturing operations, implemented new welding possibilities and improved the BIM workflows. These are the highlights:

  • New layout and report control – report is now completely modular
  • Formulas – all formulas to all code-checks can be displayed in the report
  • General anchoring – Heavy anchoring, anchors through more plates
  • Both-side splice, backing plate
  • New type of cut – Mitre cut – connection of members with the same cross-section
  • Partial and intermittent welds
  • Bolts – slotted holes
  • Edge-edge and edge-surface contact element
  • New link with ETABS
  • CAD links – rounding of plates, cut of tubes, bented plates, automatic detection of welds and contacts

ARUP’s testimonial

During the last Autodesk University in Las Vegas, IDEA StatiCa team together with ARUP’s Associate director, Mr. Graham Aldwinckle, presented a class about Steel connection design, and particularly about IDEA StatiCa and the workflow with Autodesk’s Advanced Steel.

Cloud connection design

CBFEM – the most advanced technology for the design of Steel Connections goes to the cloud!

Use our FREE new cloud application based on IDEA StatiCa and CBFEM, to calculate hundreds of connections, in seconds, online.

Simply open your web browser, choose the type of connection, define the topology in a few-clicks, edit the properties and get a complete EC/AISC report with simple pass/fail status for all the individual elements and any necessary data.

Don’t take our word for it – try it yourself!