IDEA StatiCa is the world-leading solution for the structural design of steel connections, concrete details, and critical members.


Design steel connections of any type or complexity. Start from scratch or import connections directly from your CAD or FEA software. Apply simplified or complex loading, visualize the behavior, and generate connection sketches and detailed reports. Connections include:

  • Steel moment connections in steel structures, shear and axial connections, including seismic
  • Beam to beam, beam to column, column to column, or column to base plate connections



Receive clear pass/fail checks, according to your code, in minutes. IDEA StatiCa enables you to shorten your connection design time by up to 80% by providing you with:

  • A database of 10,000+ pre-designed 2D/3D connections, footings, CHS and HSS connections, steel-to-timber, and other connections
  • The ability to model and design any bolted and welded connection quickly and safely
  • Comprehensive AISC/EN and other code checks, including buckling, stiffness analysis, design resistance, and seismic
  • Fully customizable reports with equations and pictures that help prove and sell your work



According to the Steel Construction Cost joint publication from the SCI, BCSA and TATA Steel, the combined cost of fabrication and raw materials is about 60-80% of the end-product. IDEA StatiCa for steel connection design helps you dramatically lower these costs by:

  • Reducing the number of overdesigned structural steel connections
  • Enabling engineers and detailers to share accurate and actionable steel connection data quickly
  • Using efficiently designed connections to decrease carbon consumption during fabrication


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Who Can Benefit

  • Steel Fabricators
  • Structural Design Engineers
  • Academicians

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Customer's Feedback

It was really a fun experience using S-FOUNDATION. It is an easy-to-use software especially with an attractive interface (GUI). I have been teaching soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering & foundation engineering courses for the past 17 years in Malaysia with experience in PLAXIS.

Youventharan Duraisamy
University Malaysia Pahang

Frequently Ask Questions

IDEA StatiCa Steel has been introduced to the engineering world in 2014. Since then, it brought to its users a true revolution and significant advantages on time-saving, productivity and safety of steel structures.

IDEA StatiCa Connection is not a complex software package. 95% of our customers saw the potential in 30 minutes of testing, i.e. after designing a couple of joints themselves. Just to be sure, we provide a 14-day trial.

If you want to learn the steel connection design with IDEA StatiCa Connection thoroughly, you should try out our online course IDEA StatiCa Campus. With an estimated time investment of about 40-50 hours, you can learn all the necessary stuff to be able to use IDE StatiCa fully and effectively.

We have European, American, Australian, Indian, Hongkong, Canadian, Russian, Chinese

Plates has been checked here by Component based finite element analysis

The answer is yes. Validation and verification of the CBFEM solution is the essential part of the process of IDEA StatiCa software development. There has been extensive research done in this field, which is available partly on the IDEA StatiCa webpage or CBFEM webpage or in the book “Component-based finite element design of steel connections” by Prof. Frantisek Wald.

Ideastatica will check for the input provided by the Engineers. Software doesn’t suggest any value specifically to follow.

BIM links to the most widespread FEA and CAD programs are being developed and maintained by IDEA StatiCa and are a part of the installation setup. For any other FEA and CAD program, the BIM link can be created using the public API interface IDEA Open Model (IOM).


After installation, IDEA StatiCa automatically integrates the BIM links to your FEA and CAD programs. For later installed programs, BIM links can be activated in the BIM link installer.


The data transfer from FEA and CAD projects to IDEA StatiCa is realized via the Code-check manager. The code-check manager is an application to import and manage structural joints and connections that you want to analyze and code-check in IDEA StatiCa. It also allows merging imported models from CAD and FEA projects into one, synchronizing the imported models after you update the source FEA or CAD project and more.

IDEA StatiCa came up with a new method called component-based Finite Element Model, CBFEM which is a synergy of component method and finite element method. We use finite elements to get the stress-strain analysis of the joint and then to apply standard checks like in the component method.


We came with a different approach for steel joint design, that is why we paid special attention to its verification and validation, right from the start for years ago.

The first level of testing the new software was to take dozens of standard joints from Eurocode and US design guides and calculate them with IDEA StatiCa.


The second level was to laboriously create models in FEA programs and comparing them to results achieved in IDEA StatiCa Connection in minutes.


The third level of testing was live lab tests. Again, the same results. Two university teams spent over 3 years on this.


And published it in various articles, benchmark studies, and most importantly, verification book.

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