ADVANCED MODELING, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND REPORTING IN ONE FLEXIBLE PROGRAM
SCIA Engineer is an integrated, multi-material structural analysis software and design tool for all kinds of structures. Its wide range of functionality makes it the ideal partner for the design of office buildings, industrial plants, bridges or any other project, all within the same easy-to-use environment.
SIMPLY PUT, SCIA ENGINEER GOES FURTHER THAN THE TRADITIONAL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Thanks to its intuitive and productive environment and its wide applicability, it will provide you several benefits:
- Fast and efficient modelling
- Advanced analysis
- Multi-material design
- Coordinated documentation and reporting
- Interoperability and collaboration
Discover more about selected highlights of SCIA Engineer features below.
SCIA Engineer provides an intuitive way to work with structural objects. Unlike traditional software tools where you need to work with individual nodes and finite elements, SCIA Engineer allows you to define members with just one click or sketch complex curved shells just as easily as in today’s CAD and BIM authoring tools.
Curved beams and shells with constant or variable thickness, can all be easily defined through the modification of simple properties. Additionally, intersections between surfaces can be automatically generated and used as a basis to create cut-outs. This makes it easy to model complex geometry compared to more traditional finite element design tools.
Grids & Stories
To facilitate the modeling of buildings and frames, SCIA Engineer comes with a wide range of 2D and 3D Grids:
- Arbitrary (Free) grid lines
Any number of grids can be used in the project, activated or deactivated, and freely rotated.
In the case of multi-story buildings, Stories will enable you to better navigate your model, quickly switch from one floor to another and to visualize results per floor.
Architect, client, civil engineer, draftsman, contractor – with SCIA Engineer, everyone shares design data efficiently and error-free with BIM.
SCIA Engineer supports a wide range of open interfaces such as IFC, SDNF, MS Excel, XML, VRML, DWG, DXF, as well as data links to advanced CAD (Autodesk Revit or Tekla Structures) and MES programs. SCIA is a member of buildingSMART, the world’s only 2×3 IFC-certified, OpenBIM-enabled program for calculating building structures.