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.
TEKLA connects to IDEA StatiCa
Linking your Tekla creations to the world's most powerful connection design software.
IDEA StatiCa works with your Tekla Structural Designer.
You can select any number of steel connections and members in Tekla Structural Designer and export it to IDEA StatiCa for structural design and code-checking. All the beams, cross-sections, and internal forces are not just exported, but they are also synchronized if the Tekla Structural Designer model changes.
Saving you time + minimising errors
IDEA StatiCa and Tekla Structural Designer give you an efficient workflow for your structural steel design that saves time, minimizes errors, and opens up optimization possibilities.
Benefits for Steel Fabricators
IDEA StatiCa can help you reduce fabrication costs drastically, as it allows your team to:
Respond fast when changes happen
Reduce the number of overdesigned connections with the utilization of the unique CBFEM method
Communicate their designs and modifications transparently even for the most challenging connections
Reduce these costs with confidence
Connection overdesign is common in complex cases. This practice ensures that the required safety margins are respected when the application of code provisions is ambiguous. However, this has an impact to the fabrication cost and raw material weight. Advanced analysis tools can reduce the overall fabrication cost by simplifying such complex cases with the removal of ambiguities.
Our state-of-the-art models allow an accurate assessment of any connection topology and remove the uncertainties of the established design methodologies.
77% material reduction achieved in a real project (Heathrow airport extension) in relation to the preliminary connection design. Utilizations are color coded and underutilized parts can quickly be identified by the gray colors.
IDEA StatiCa Checkbot is an application for the management of BIM workflows – importing and synchronizing connections and members. In summary, the Checkbot gives you:
Complete control over all of your imported connections and members
Clear list of all imported items including status checked/not-checked
3D visualization of imported members and loads
Conversion table for materials and cross-sections
Load combinations management
Implementing the BIM link
You do not need anything special to get started – just download and install both applications on the same PC, IDEA StatiCa will automatically detect the Tekla Structural Designer installation and activate the plugin.