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UK office of IDEA StatiCa s.r.o.
Email: info@ideastatica.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3579 9397

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.

 

Software Migration

Is your existing connection design software falling behind the times?

We understand that migrating from a software that you have been using for years, to a brand new one, can be challenging, despite the obvious advantages and future potential. At the same time, if you want to continue to be competitive, this is a one-way street. In a market which is fastly adapting, IDEA StatiCa holds the most advanced solution for steel connection design, giving you the power to design and code-check all of your steel connections, of any topology and loading in a few minutes, whilst ensuring safety. 
 
Questions worthwhile asking oneself; Will I remain competitive with a software that is limiting my potential? Should I continue to do hand calculations that take several hours or even days when this could be done for me in minutes? 
Migrating to IDEA StatiCa, here are a few reasons why this is an excellent idea!

When it comes to traditional connection design software, the possibilities and workflow is pretty much the same: you choose from a pool of different connection configurations, you make the necessary adjustments in the geometry to fit your needs, and then you apply the loads to check the results.

 

You can follow exactly the same workflow in IDEA StatiCa. When you create a connection you can choose between more than 250 different configurations, adjust the geometry and loads and check the connection.

The difference is here

The difference of IDEA StatiCa is that you can do so much more than that! For example, have you designed a simple connection of a deep beam-to-column and the designer changed the beam into a cellular one? No problem, simply add a web opening (as close as you want) analyse it again to quickly see if this has any impact in the connection.

But what about non-standard configurations? Well, this is where IDEA StatiCa thrives!

There is no limit in the number of beams, bolts, welds, and plates in your connections. Do the most common topologies in seconds and continue editing the connection templates right in the 3D scene. Define shapes based on your project—not on what your software can handle! You simply model, IDEA StatiCa designs, calculates, and checks your connections for you! 

At the end of the day, you need to know if your connection passes all the necessary checks. That is exactly what IDEA StatiCa gives you: a simple pass or fail status for all the elements (plates, bolds, welds) according to the code, as all of the traditional steel connection design software’s do.

In addition to this, you may need to export all the calculations in a readable and presentable document. IDEA StatiCa will create that for you too, simply choose what information you would like to include and the report will be drawn up immediately.  

Migrating to IDEA StatiCa is much easier to use than you might be thinking! We created the software with one topic in mind: to be very easy to learn and extremely user-friendly. So no matter what is your experience with other software, it is most likely that you will be able to use IDEA StatiCa and design your first connections within your first hour of using our software.

Traditional connection design software often work independently, or at the very best within the family of products developed by the same software company. In this highly connected world where BIM (Building Information Modeling) has become a necessity, it is imperative to be able to work with software that allows you to exchange information across different vendors and platforms.

IDEA StatiCa is committed to allow its users to do that in the most efficient way possible: IDEA StatiCa automatically links with your software to let you export and synchronise data. This minimises errors and repetitive work so you can focus on more crucial tasks – proper analysis, design and code-check of connections, cross-sections, members and details.

We work closely with numerous universities to test and verify IDEA StatiCa results to provide the user with the peace of mind that their designs are complete, accurate, and in accordance with major global design codes. Our unique CBFEM method for steel has been thoroughly tested in close cooperation with two technical universities and HILTI.

All of the verification’s, design assumptions and articles are published and available to the engineering community. We encourage you to go through all of our validation and verification documentation that you can find in our Support Centre.

If you are an owner of MasterSeries, RAM Connection, QuickJoints, or another similar software, we may have a very good deal for you in order to switch to IDEA StatiCa! 
Give us a call at 020 3579 9397 to discuss further.
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3rd of March 2021 at 10:00am
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