Geometry

How to model one bolt connection

How to create and use custom cross-section

Why to use build-up steel cross-section

Equilibrium and supporting member.

How to define load position

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

Where is the definition of member length

Design

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 version 9

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

Check and report

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?

How is concrete cone failure calculated?

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

What is the Singularity?

First impressions

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?