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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 features of version 7.1

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Version 7.1 brings again more innovations to IDEA StatiCa! We were focused mainly to the simplification of the program from the user point of view, but also more advanced methods in modeling and check connection parts – welds and bolts.
This release is free of charge for all users that have version 7, and can be downloaded from our Downloads area.
See below the main new features and improvements:

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_accordion active_tab=”false” style=”toggle”][vc_accordion_tab title=”“Traffic lights visualization” of checks”][vc_column_text]The most visible new feature in IDEA StatiCa 7.1 is the new way of graphical representation of checks. Checks of all items are sorted into following groups and visualized by corresponding “traffic lights” colors:

  • Low usage (gray)
  • Optimal (green)
  • Warning (orange)
  • Overloaded (red)

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17424″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_column_text]The Design section of the program offers now only this option. All other methods of check visualization are available in the section Check.

Also, you can now click on a connection component in 3D window, and the corresponding manufacturing operation is automatically selected, so you can modify its properties immediately.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20″][vc_single_image image=”17425″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Preloaded bolts”][vc_column_text]We have implemented preloaded bolts, probably the biggest demand from our users. IDEA StatiCa Connection now checks the Service Limit State (SLS) of preloaded bolts. If there is a slipping effect, bolts do not satisfy the check. Then the Ultimate limit State (ULS) can be checked as a standard bearing check of bolts.

The user thas the ability to specify the Pretension force factor and the Friction coefficient, to adjust the preloading effect to his needs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20″][vc_single_image image=”17434″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_column_text]In the following example you can see the difference between normal and preloaded bolts in the same connection, which is loaded by tensional force only. In the first picture you can see the bearing of plates in the case of standard bolts:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”17430″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_column_text]If you check the same connection with preloaded bolts you can see smaller deformation and uniform distribution of shear force. The capacity of the connection is smaller in this case:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”17431″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Interaction of shear and tension forces in bolts”][vc_column_text]IDEA StatiCa Connection can check bolts for interaction of shear and tension forces. In the case the user chooses the setting “Bearing” both checks are performed separately.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”17439″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17437″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17438″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”New analysis model of welds with plastic behavior”][vc_column_text]We have implemented an even more accurate weld model. Welds are now modeled by a special elastoplastic element which is added between the plates. The nonlinear material analysis is applied and elastoplastic behavior in equivalent weld solid is determined. The ideal plastic model is used and the plasticity state is controlled by stresses in the weld throat section.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20″][vc_single_image image=”17441″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”20″][vc_column_text]The results are significantly more accurate (long welds, not fully stiffened joints) with this analysis, but also the method of weld modeling from version 7.0 (and previous) can be still used for fast pre-design of complex connections.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17445″ img_size=”800×750″ qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”40″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Seismic details – notches and “dog bone” detail”][vc_column_text]Joints design in seismic areas requires special types of details. We have developed an input of notches of webs and special “dog bone” cuts of flanges to enforce plastic hinge on member.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17450″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17451″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Report – Current item / All items / Selected items”][vc_column_text]We have canceled the item Results in navigator and implemented a new way of Report content selection:

  • Current item
  • All items
  • Selected items

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20″][vc_single_image image=”17453″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”40″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”BIM link with AxisVM and RFEM by wizard”][vc_column_text]There is a new wizard for a direct link between IDEA StatiCa Connection and Axis VM and RFEM. The Structural engineer can model and analyze the structure in FEA application, select the required node with connected members and export them directly into IDEA StatiCa Connection to design and check the joint.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17454″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Rotational capacity of the connection”][vc_column_text]The rotational capacity of the connection is an important value, especially in the case of seismic analysis. It provides information about connection ductility and ability of seismic energy absorption. Its value is calculated for 15% plastic deformation and can be found in the results table.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17456″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Truss connection – correction of „incorrect“ geometry”][vc_column_text]Members of steel joinst are not aligned in one plane in many practical cases. Not fully parallel plates are slightly bended in reality. This is a problem in a mathematical model, but we resolved it in IDEA Connection now.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17457″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Tables of bolts checks (Bolts, Anchors, Preloaded bolts)”][vc_column_text]In order to have a easier understanding of the bolt checks, we have reorganized bolts checks tables and separated them into different groups:

  • Bolts
  • Preloaded bolts
  • Anchors

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17458″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17459″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17460″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”New cross-section types “][vc_column_text]There are new types of CSS in IDEA StatiCa 7.1 – T profile as a part of I section and general cold-formed cross section defined by a table.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17462″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”DXF import for stiffening plates”][vc_column_text]For an even easier creation of complex plate shapes, we now offer the ability to import the shape of the plate from a DXF file. One more demand from our users is implemented![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17463″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][vc_single_image image=”17470″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”30″][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40″][vc_column_text]

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