Construsoft in collaboration with IDEA StatiCa
Czech software developer IDEA StatiCa and software supplier Construsoft announce that they, as of April 1st, will continue their previous strategic collaboration in the Benelux with the resellership of IDEA Connection. With this collaboration, Construsoft grants its customers easy access to the high-end calculation program for steel connections.
IDEA Connection is disruptive software used to calculate connections based on the unique design- and calculation method called CBFEM. The software models and calculates connections in full 3D with direct links between modelling- and calculation software, such as Tekla Structures and Dlubal RFEM. The calculations are tested by common standards, such as the Eurocode.
All types of steel connections are checked. Until recently, optimization was very expensive due to the non-standard connections being calculated. This used to take a lot of time, but that's no longer the case. Because of a direct link to Tekla Structures, fast acquisition of detailed connections is now possible. Using IDEA Connection, the connection can now be checked and adjusted. Plates, bolts and lasses are being optimized, which can lead to enormous savings in both material and production.
IDEA StatiCa has been represented by MSc Engineering and Whitebox in the Benelux for a couple of years now. For example, the programs IDEA RCS and IDEA Prestressing Enhanced used to make concrete calculations, are now being used by many contractors and engineering firms as of 2010, such as HaskoningDHV, Romein Beton, Arcadis, Gemeente Rotterdam, Gemeente Amsterdam, Volkerinfra and Koninklijke BAM Groep.
In 2015, IDEA Connection has been introduced. With a relatively small team, IDEA managed to serve many enthusiastic users in a short period of time. In the Netherlands, these users included ABT, Oostingh Staalbouw, Iv-groep, De Klerk Waterbouw, Maters en de Koning, MH Poly, Voortman Staalbouw and Rijndijk Steel Construction among others and in Belgium new users included Arcadis, Tractebel Engineering, SADEF, Frisomat, Astron, Timmers Cranes and Steelworks and Macobo de software.
Construsoft is familiar with the qualities and the success of IDEA Connection. With the expansion of Construsoft’s resellership in the Benelux, while in close collaboration with MSc Engineering and Whitebox, more capacity will become available to operate the market even better.
We consist of a large team with plenty of experience and relations with steel builders and engineering firms. The team is in direct contact with many new, potential IDEA users, among which Tekla Structures modellers, steel builders and engineering firms that work closely with steel builders.