Building Design

SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD)

For general building design SOFiSTiK offers various FEA-packages mostly based on the SOFiSTiK flagship solver ASE. Any package can be upgraded for special tasks like bridge design, dynamics or tunnel engineering. The SOFiSTiK package will be controlled via the SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD). The SSD is an all new working enviroment to control the different SOFiSTiK programs without being forced to use the text-based editor. The SSD allows the user a task-oriented way of working by offering various wizards or pre-defined task from a library.

For building design SOFiSTiK offers various packages (all include the SSD):


2D FEM professional

2D FE Analysis and Design

The 2D FEM professional package is the successor of Slab Designer Pro package. The package provides the possibility of graphical input with AutoCAD® add-on SOFiPLUS for both 2D systems and cross sections. Slab-, frame- and shear wall analysis can also be made with 64-bit solver. In addition to the ULS and SLS design according to Eurocode and other standards, non-linear analysis of reinforced concrete is also possible. The user also can graphically Post-process analysis results.

More information can be found here.

3D FEM professional

3D Building Construction / BIM and Design

The new Package 3D FEM professional meets the requirements for modern design with Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool, supported by Autodesk® Revit® Structure. 3D analysis and design for all regular elements is provided. In addition to 3D modelling, by the help of SOFiSTiK Revit Interface, 2D systems can also be produced from 3D BIM models, where elastic stiffness supports are automatically determined. Additionally, input of cross sections and systems can be done graphically by the  AutoCAD® add-on SOFiPLUS.

More information can be found here.

3D FEM premium

3D Building Construction and Industrial Design

The 3D FEM premium package offers all the features for a successfull analysis and design for the most demanding projects in Building Construction and Industrial engineering. Appart the input option of AutoCAD® add-on SOFiPLUS or Autodesk® Revit® Structure, the use of pile elements and nonlinear effects makes the simulation of soil-structure interaction possible. Design according to Eurocodes, stability analysis and many international standards (eg. BS EN 1992, SNIP, AASHTO) complete the design possibilities. Along with the graphicall interactive post-processing, the integration of area-element results with Excel® interface and VBA offers full flexibility to the user.

More information can be found here.

COLUMN - Column analysis according to 2nd Order Theory

With COLUMN the engineer has a program interface of the new generation at hand. Based on the modules STAR3 and STUE the program offers column analysis and design according to the buckling column / nominal curvature method procedure (DIN 1045-1, DIN EN 1992) or 2nd Order Theory including non-linear material behaviour and creepage/shrinkage.