FAQ Connection

How to model one bolt connection

How to create and use custom cross-section

Equilibrium and supporting member.

How to define load position

Where is the definition of member length

How does IDEA StatiCa work with CAD applications

When to use a stiffening member

How to define pre-loaded bolts

Weld size differences between EC and AISC (CISC) codes

User defined material, bolt grade or something else

Thin-walled members

How to change analysis type

Why there are tension forces in bolt in fin plate connection

Distance between plates when using Bolt or Contact

What is the Singularity?

I already have a connection design tool, why to bother with IDEA Connection?

How fast is it to learn IDEA Connection

How do I know that IDEA Connection is safe

Do I have to be a finite element expert to use IDEA Connection?

Who is behind the software and the method

Why is IDEA Connection more expensive than standard tools for connection design?

Why to use build-up steel cross-section

How to import load effects from Excel spreadsheet

Bolts are too close to plate edge or outside of the connected plate

Load import from FEA programs

Will the merge work for slightly different geometries? Usually the analysis model is not identical to the drawing model.

Shifted position of forces

How to import internal forces from Excel sheet?

Fictional node principle

Platform joints should be usually pinned, but what if the reality is not so simple?

Thin-walled members (little bit of theory)

The right LCS orientation

Decreasing division of surface of CHS members

Adding a material to previously generated plates?

How to create a custom cross-section by dxf middle line reference?

How to define general composite cross-section in the right way

General composite cross-section check of design in editor

Shape of the general plate loaded from dxf reference

Theoretical member length for stiffness classification

Stiffness analysis and load effects

Base plate finite element model behavior

Shear force transfer possibilities

How to export material - Material and product range library

How to import material - Material and product range library

Parametric templates

Changes in the Code setup

Tips and limitations for exporting from Tekla Structures

Tips and limitations for exporting from Advance Steel

How to extend members by a cut

How to save time by copying manufacturing operations

How to edit the shape of a plate with Plate editor

How to import plate from DXF

How to model footing with connecting plate

How to model both side splice plates

How to manage Project Items efficiently

Code setup – Stop at limit strain function.

Initial rotational stiffness of a beam with a long haunch

How are welds modeled in IDEA StatiCa

Bolt position tips - end plate connection

How do you make sure that the loads will be defined to the correct member of the joint?

How does IDEA StatiCa work with CAD applications

Tips and limitations for exporting from Tekla Structures

Tips and limitations for exporting from Advance Steel

Opening older models in current version

How to extend members by a cut

When to use a stiffening member

How to save time by copying manufacturing operations

How to edit the shape of a plate with Plate editor

How to import plate from DXF

How to define pre-loaded bolts

How to model footing with connecting plate

How to model both side splice plates

How to manage Project Items efficiently

Code setup – Stop at limit strain function.

Initial rotational stiffness of a beam with a long haunch

How are welds modeled in IDEA StatiCa

Weld size differences between EC and AISC (CISC) codes

User defined material, bolt grade or something else

Bolt position tips - end plate connection

How do you make sure that the loads will be defined to the correct member of the joint?

How the welds are created

Base plate – concrete block model behavior

Loads in equilibrium

Member length

Creating an U-shaped clip connection

Setting fillet welds along a SHS web and a plate surface?

Dealing with shifted endplates and stub operations

General anchoring

Composing a complex stub for diagonal connection

Mitre cut for connecting members and stiffening members

Several ways of defining the position of the plate, which is the best one?

Anchoring to the slender the concrete block

Stiffener manufacturing operation update for welded cross-sections

The best way how to place stiffening plate between two parts – cut of plate

General anchoring of a custom base plate

Do you want to add inside or outside stiffener on the circular hollow member?

How can I create a doubler on the surface of circular hollow member?

Orientation of the connecting plate can be modified

Notched member connection of a continuous circular member

One bolt connecting plate of a wind bracing rod diagonal

Haunch of an IPE cross-section member

How to design haunch with a flange

Opening in a member with manufacturing operation

Editor of plate can be used to change shape of plate

Packing plate to merge different sizes of members

How to design a balustrade anchoring?

Heavy anchoring design

Rod anchoring

How to use the steel rod?

Equivalent stress above acceptable levels, but check remains OK. Why?

How to make Stiffness analysis for complex joints efficiently

What is the correct length of the weld

Why do I get high bolt forces in end plates

Why is 5% strain limit used in material diagram for AISC

Why is 5% strain limit used in material diagram for EC

How do checks in IDEA StatiCa Connection align with the code

How to evaluate the buckling results

Concrete cone failure in accordance with ETAG 001 Annex C

How to export report to MS Word, DXF or PDF files

Thin-walled members

How to change analysis type

Equivalent stress above acceptable levels, but check remains OK. Why?

Why there are tension forces in bolt in fin plate connection

How to make Stiffness analysis for complex joints efficiently

Distance between plates when using Bolt or Contact.

What is the correct length of the weld

Why do I get high bolt forces in end plates

Why is 5% strain limit used in material diagram for AISC

Why is 5% strain limit used in material diagram for EC

How do checks in IDEA StatiCa Connection align with the code

How to evaluate the buckling results

Concrete cone failure in accordance with ETAG 001 Annex C

How to export report to MS Word, DXF or PDF files

What is the Singularity?

What is the new code-reqiured procedure in the new Eurocode 1993-1-8:2019?

How can CBFEM be comliant with the code and real behavior at the same time?

Base plate – concrete block model behavior

What is the singularity?

How to visual check the joint model works correctly?

Different shear force values in bolts – more shear planes?

Frame joint stiffness analysis and mandatory steps for the right results

Frame joint stiffness analysis and consequences of the stiffness to FEM model

Local deformation check for the hollow members

Russian design code for the steel-to-steel joints

Buckling assessment of the bracing connection in a real practice

Capacity design – seismic analysis in IDEA StatiCa Connection in practical demonstration

How to evaluate the buckling results?

Global buckling vs. local buckling. What does it mean?

How to evaluate buckling results in IDEA StatiCa Connection?

Thin-walled members – buckling issues

Friction resistance code-check

Concrete cone breakout code-check

What is a singularity warning?

Can I find match in weld stress to my hand calculations?

Deep understanding of EC weld results

Definition of the Braced system for the stiffness classification EN 1993-1-8 cl. 5.2.2.5

How is stiffness classification calculated in the IDEA StatiCa Connection?

How is determined the secant and the initial stiffness of the connection?

How will the joint stiffness change the behavior of the structure?

Concrete cone break out calculation

Concrete cone area for anchor and group of anchors

Check of the concrete cone area in the dwg

How will edge distance influence the anchor check?

Stand-off anchors check

Check of contact stress in concrete under the baseplate

Different tension forces in the bolts

Singularity warning – what does it mean?

Connected member is overloaded

Boundary condition nonconformity

What is the difference in using IDEA Connection and programs like Abaqus or ANSYS?

I already have a connection design tool, why to bother with IDEA Connection?

How fast is it to learn IDEA Connection

How do I know that IDEA Connection is safe

Do I have to be a finite element expert to use IDEA Connection?

Who is behind the software and the method

Why is IDEA Connection more expensive than standard tools for connection design?

What is the difference in using IDEA Connection and programs like Abaqus or ANSYS?

What is the CBFEM?

How the analysis model is created by the CBFEM

Key features of the CBFEM analysis

Can engineer trust the CBFEM?

Credibility and Verifications

Viewer plugin for Tekla Structures

Right mouse button actions

Sharing the 3D scene content directly to social media

How to export joint by IDEA StatiCa Code-check manager from SAP2000?

How to export joint by IDEA StatiCa Code-check manager from Tekla Structures?

How to import loads to CAD exported project?

How to export a joint from Robot Structural Analysis to IDEA StatiCa Connection

What about Modify command in Code-check manager

Import a complex joint from SCIA Engineer project

Merging exported projects from CAD and FEA applications in practice

Code check manager

IDEA StatiCa Connection Lite on cloud