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About IDEA StatiCa

We develop software for structural engineers and detailers. Our development team researches, tests, and applies new methods of analyzing the behaviour of structures and their members. Based on this, we created IDEA StatiCa – software that enables engineers to work faster, evaluate requirements of the national code thoroughly, and use the optimal amount of material. For us, creating software is a way to contribute to making every new construction around the world safer and cheaper.

New IDEA StatiCa version 20.1 has arrived!

The new version of is here!  If you want to know how much your steel connection will cost or how to model, reinforce, and code-check a critical concrete member in just a few minutes, look no further than IDEA StatiCa v20.1.

The main improvements and new features found in version 20.1 are discussed in detail below. To ensure your smooth start with the new version we have also prepared a full set of tools and activities. 

Release notes

Read more on all the new features, improvements, and changes:

Webinar

Save time on reading and watch the official new version release webinar hosted by our experienced engineers:

Steel highlights

Whether you are using IDEA StatiCa as a standalone app or via BIM links with FEA/CAD applications, the version 20.1 will speed up your connection design dramatically. We have put much of our focus on allowing engineers to evaluate the requirements of the national code so that they can use an optimal amount of material. 

Here are some of the highlights of the new version:  
Cost Estimation

If you want to know how much the connection will cost, the calculation of connection production costs is here to help you. You can very quickly estimate the final price of the created design and optimize the connection concerning that. All in real-time in the 3D scene, based on your fabrication data. 

Pre-Design

Using the pre-design feature, the IDEA StatiCa engine will proactively model parts of connections for you, and shorten the connection design process this way. 

Please note, the feature is in its early stage and was primarily implemented for I-shaped cross-sections and only some of the most common manufacturing operations. 

Find more information about pre-design.  

Bulk Selection Of Connections From Tekla, Advance Steel, Revit 

We know very well, selecting and exporting steel connections one-by-one was not for engineers the most comfortable approach.  So, we decided to change that. The Code-check manager (CCM) was improved by the possibility to select multiple joints of the global model in one go. 

Would you like to export 10 connections from Tekla to IDEA StatiCa? Just drag over them in Tekla and IDEA StatiCa exports them automatically. Some changes in Tekla? Just click “Sync all”.

This is feature is available for both CAD and FEA applications. In CAD apps, you will find a new button while in FEA apps, this feature works by selecting multiple joints in the global model and selecting the Connection/Member button in CCM. 

More Improvements For Steel

Above mentioned improvements are just cherry-picked from the large list of new features brought by the new version 20.1. If you want to know them all, read the full Release notes with an overview of all the new features. 

Concrete highlights

As well as for steel, we bring you another batch of new features and improvements to enhance the design of your concrete projects. 
Member BETA

To do complete code-checks or run advanced analyses, our users currently have to combine three separate applications – Detail, RCS, and Beam. We are thrilled to introduce you to a brand new application in IDEA StatiCa Concrete – Member. It will unify all the design and code-checks of all reinforced concrete members in one place, in minutes, all integrated into your FEA software. 

Member will be available in BETA for all users with any concrete license of IDEA StatiCa.

Concrete Member BETA application is introduced in this article.

What’s More In Concrete For You? 

Besides this whole new app, you can find improvements in our code-checking engines:

Improved Licensing

Next to all the product features, we prepared some improvements on the IDEA StatiCa licensing to enable you flexible and comfortable license management.  

 

One of the most wanted was “Keep me signed in” checkbox to give you the power to decide if your license is locked for you only or it can be released into the pool for other company users. 

To speed up your usage of IDEA StatiCa the initial start of IDEA StatiCa is now 40% faster due to the improved authentication sequence.

More about licensing improvements described in this article

We hope you will enjoy all our new features and improvements and would love to hear your feedback anytime. 

Put The New Version 20.1 To The Test!

Download the trial version and enjoy all the new features and improvements for 14 days for FREE.  

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11th of November 2020 at 10:00am
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Learn more about the story behind the design of a 23tn mega joint & how IDEA StatiCa helped in the optimisation of the preliminary design!