Tekla Developer Awards 2019: Connection export to IDEA StatiCa
Juraj Sabatka, IDEA StatiCa.
This plugin allows any user of Tekla Structures to export any steel connection and visualize it in a cloud Viewer - topology, bill of material, dwg etc. This empowers any detailer or engineers facing a difficult connection to transform it into a shareable file with all the data and get it to a person that can handle the code-check of the connection.
Problem that app solves
The community of engineers and detailers, no matter if they have or have not an IDEA StatiCa license, can quickly share various steel connections in a visual form.
This application enables engineers and detailers to solveone of the biggest pains in steel projects - connection design.
With IDEA StatiCa export plugin, any connection can be solved and code-checked via effective and easy communication between a detailer and structural engineer, driving productivity and safety.
We released this with IDEA StatiCa 10.1 in September and it has been a hit!
It is also on our UK blog: https://ideastatica.uk/tekla-structures-free-plugin
About the development project
IDEA StatiCa, one of the Tekla development partners, has been working on workflows around Tekla Structures for years. This application is a result of a strong community call for a tool to facilitate the sharing of Tekla Structures connections. Detailers and engineers asked and we delivered, completely for FREE. And it will stay that way ;)
This project took 6 months for two of our software engineers.
Connection export to IDEA StatiCa at Tekla Warehouse
About the company - IDEA StatiCa
We develop software for structural engineers, fabricators, consultants and all others who perform or use structural analysis. Our development team creates, tests and applies new methods of analyzing the behavior of structures and their members. Based on this, we create IDEA StatiCa – software that enables engineers to work faster, evaluate requirements of the national code thoroughly and use the optimal amount of material. For us, creating software is a way to contribute to making every new construction around the world safer and cheaper.