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IDEA StatiCa Connection

A new way to design and check all steel connections according to the code, in minutes


IDEA StatiCa Connection is a powerful analysis solution for 3D Steel connection, fully integrated to Advance Design. It’s part of Graitec BIM workflow providing softwares to our customers to help them CREATE, SIMULATE, FABRICATE and MANAGE all the data of their projects. One BIM solution for one project.



For Steel structures, Advance Design is an integrated software allowing to perform global FEM analysis, design and optimization of steel members, local analysis with check and optimization of standards 2D connections. When it comes to 3D complex steel connections, Advance Design can be completed with the module IDEA StatiCa Connection to handle such connections.


IDEA StatiCa Connection can design all types of 3D connections which cannot be designed with the connection module integrated in Advance Design. It provides precise checks, results of strength, stiffness and buckling analysis of a steel joint. Joints are checked according to Eurocodes and North American codes (EC & AISC). Templates for most-used connections are available as well as wide range of predefined hot rolled and sheet welded members.

IDEA StatiCa Connection Workflows

2D frames & trusses

GRAITEC IDEA StatiCa | Connection | 2D frames & trusses

Footings, anchoring

GRAITEC IDEA StatiCa | Connection | Footings, anchoring

3D frames & trusses

GRAITEC IDEA StatiCa | Connection | 3D frames & trusses


No limits in how many connections there are in the joint and how they are put together. Shape is defined by project requirements, not by software capabilities.


All forces are analyzed. The overall check of the joint takes into account interactions between all the beams and connections. Engineers stay on the safe side all the time.


The whole design and check process is kept short enough to be a part of everyday work of structural engineers and fabricators all around the world.

Work with data from other programs

IDEA StatiCa Connection


Design your joint from scratch or build on geometry and loading imported from GRAITEC Advance Design, Robot, Revit. More BIM Links will be added in the future.


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

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