June 10th, 2017

IDEA CONNECTION: Steel connection design Reinvented! A novel way to design and check all steel connections according to the code, in minutes.

IDEA StatiCa Connection can design all types of welded or bolted connections, base plates, footing and anchoring. It provides precise checks, results of strength, stiffness and buckling analysis of a steel joint. Bolts, welds and concrete blocks are checked according to EC/AISC. Templates for most-used connections are available as well as wide range of predefined hot rolled and sheet welded members.


IDEA Connection integration with FEA software:

Design your joint from scratch or build on geometry and loading imported from Robot, Revit, MIDAS Civil + Gen, STAAD.Pro, SAP 2000, Scia Engineer, RFEM, RSTAB,  AxisVM, ConSteel, and others, cutting design time even more.


IDEA Connection integration with CAD software:

Take advantage of integration into Tekla Structures and Advance Steel to provide workshops drawings and support manufacturing process.


IDEA CONNECTION: EC/AISC design of 3D steel joints – reinvented!



IDEA CONNECTION: EC/AISC design of footing and anchoring



IDEA CONNECTION: Buckling analysis



IDEA CONNECTION: Stiffness analysis




IDEA CONNECTION: Link between IDEA StatiCa and STAAD.Pro



IDEA CONNECTION: Link between IDEA StatiCa and SAP2000


IDEA CONNECTION: Link between IDEA StatiCa and RFEM


IDEA CONNECTION: Link between IDEA StatiCa and Tekla Structures



IDEA CONNECTION: Link between IDEA StatiCa and Revit Structure



IDEA CONNECTION: Link between IDEA StatiCa and Advance Steel





June 9th, 2017

CSE is an expert system for the design of 3D steel Connections for Euro, AMERICAN, Indian and British standards

C.S.E. (CONNECTIONS STUDY ENVIRONMENT) is an expert program that deals with the design of standard and nonstandard 2D & 3D steel connections. The joints can be created inside the program using CAD environment or can be imported from FEA & CAD programs.

CSE is fruit of a research begun in 1999. It is the most comprehensive solution to the problem of steel joints and steel connections design, calculation, verification and checking.

Presently  C.S.E. can work with Sargon or Sap 2000TM, STRAPTM, STAAD PROTM, MIDASTM, RISA3DTM (the fem programs it presently is interfaced with), or as a stand alone tool, and it will surely be interfaced with more software packages, worldwide available (probably also via IFC file format).



CSE Presentation: Steel Connections design & check



CSE Project: Overview



CSE: Importing FEM model to CSE



CSE Tour: BEAM – BEAM Connection



CSE Tour: BEAM-COLUMN Connection



CSE: Splice Joint design



CSE Tour: Base plate design




CSE Tour: Bracing node design



“Scribble”  Steel connections by CSE



CSE: FEM modelling of connections


CSE: Linear vs Nonlinear analysis





June 10th, 2017

Quikjoint: Comprehensive Steel connection design software to Eurocode, BS5950 and the Green books

Steel connection design for simple and moment connections in accordance with EN 1993-1-8 and the green books (P212, P207, P358 and P398).

The most comprehensive connections package available. Select a joint type, enter member sizes and loads. That’s all you have to do! Quikjoint’s connect wizard will produce a connection design to Eurocode 3 or BS5950 based on the fabricator experience stored in its unique knowledge base. Working with an automatically drawn fully dimensioned and annotated drawing, you can click any any item to change it. That’s if you don’t like the Wizard’s design. Links to Quikframe, Quikport and CAD make Quikjoint the No. 1 connections program.



Quikjoint: Product overview and simple connection design 



Quikjoint: Rigid moment connection



Quikjoint: Beam splice connection


Quikport: Multi-span portal frame design program to Eurocode and BS5950

Steel portal frame design in accordance with EN 1993-1-1 and BS5950. Now with extensions for Eurocode design with BS 5502-22 for class 2 for agricultural buildings.

Quikport is the most versatile portal frame design program on the market. In addition to elastic and elastic-plastic methods, it incorporates a unique optimising routine based on linear programming techniques. With no restrictions on frame geometry, Quikport will deliver the goods where other programs fail. Intelligent wizard technology for automatic design and checking. Includes second order analysis and automatic load generation including wind-loading. Designs to Eurocode-3 and BS5950.



Quikport: Introduction



Quikport: Input wizard



Quikport: Load cases and combinations wizard



Quikport: Design wizard



Quikport: Check wizard



Quikport: Conclusion



Quikport: Exporting data to Quikjoint for joint design





June 10th, 2017

PowerConnect: Fast and Easy Steel Connections Design Software

PowerConnect is the perfect software to design the standard steel steel connections.  Design codes include Euro, American and Indian standards.


Connection types


Design moment connections with PowerConnect
Moment connections
  • End plate, angles or welded
  • Extras: haunches, stiffeners, …, …
  • Optimal bolt positions
  • M, V and N
  • Rotational stiffness graph


Design shear connections with PowerConnect
Shear connections
  • Shear end plate
  • Fin or single plate
  • Angles
  • Optimal bolt positions
  • V and N


Design column base connections with PowerConnect
Column bases
  • I or rectangular cross-section
  • Stiffeners and cramps
  • Straight or bent anchors
  • M, V and N
  • Rotational stiffness graph


Calculate tubular connections with PowerConnect
Tubular connections
  • Type T, Y, DY, X, K, N, KT & DK
  • Round, square, rectangle or I cross- sections
  • M_i, M_o and N



Simple and fast connection with PowerConnect



PowerConnect: Column web – Beam moment connection 



PowerConnect: Beam – Beam shear connection




PowerConnect: Beam splice connection



PowerConnect: Column base plate connection



PowerConnect: Tubular RHS connection



PowerConnect: Tubular CHS connection