How to import load effects from Excel sheet

It is possible to import the load effects from an Excel sheet provided the table is correctly organized. The order of members as well as of the internal forces and their units must comply with the IDEA StatiCa Connection project.

We will Copy (Ctrl+C) the values from the Excel table.

In IDEA StatiCa Connection, we select an existing load effect and start XLS Import command from the ribbon.


Finally, we select the indicated cell below and Paste (Ctrl+V) the values.

If we want to replace the existing load effect by the values from the Excel sheet, we can use the Replace existing loads checkbox. Otherwise, a new load effect will be created.


Next links:

Load import from FEA programs

IDEA StatiCa Tutorial - Tubular 3D frame (AISC)

ARUP’s use of IDEA StatiCa