SCIA Engineer 18.1 offers even more in terms of multi-material design, BIM integration and streamlined usability

Release Date: 
Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Press type: 
Press Release

Herk-de-Stad, Belgium. (Thursday, October 4th, 2018) — SCIA is pleased to announce the release of SCIA Engineer 18.1. The new release of the company’s structural analysis and design software extends the functionalities presented in version 18.0 taking the multi-material design and BIM integration to a next level.

The new improvements in SCIA Engineer 18.1 include:

Multi-material design and floor systems

SCIA Engineer 18.1 expands the array of possibilities for economical and clearly documented design of concrete, steel and composite structures. The new version offers an accurate calculation of long-term deflections of slabs with ribs. The implementation of recommendations from SCI publications results in the capability for checking composite beams with multiple openings and a better calculation of the vibrations. Thanks to this new option, users realise an economical and time-effective design of steel-concrete floor systems.

The SIA 262:2013 module includes now the possibility to design the reinforcement in beams and columns,  allowing users to design concrete structures faster and more effectively.

Extended information flow in BIM

While IFC 2x3 is the standard in Open BIM, the new IFC4 version of this versatile data exchange format attracts more and more attention. SCIA Engineer 18.1 can now directly import IFC4 files generated in other BIM software, broadening and streamlining the cooperation with other software. SCIA is part of the globally operating Nemetschek Group, which places open interoperability at the heart of its strategy.

Enhanced usability and streamlined workflows

The evaluation of the obtained results is a crucial phase in structural design. The new post-processing environment in SCIA Engineer 18.1 provides engineers with a wider range of more detailed results, allowing them to quickly review and evaluate the results of the numerical analysis. This enables users to decide more easily and faster on further design steps.

Cyril Heck, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at SCIA, says: We have always incorporated the input of our users in developing SCIA Engineer. Our consistent and close interaction with our customers enables us to respond quickly to their needs. I’m proud that we were able to deliver the requested enhancement after the release of SCIA Engineer 18.0 for composite beam design in SCIA Engineer 18.1. The future releases will reflect the valuable feedback we receive from our users through ‘SCIA Insider’ program, our conferences, events, etc. “

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Contact details

Attn. Mr Cyril Heck
Industrieweg 1007 - 3540 Herk-de-Stad, Belgium

Tel.: (+32) 013 55.17.75
Email: [email protected]


About SCIA

Founded in 1974, SCIA has become one of the world’s leading developers of structural design and analysis software that supports the Open BIM process. SCIA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the globally operating Nemetschek Group, a leading global software provider for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction market (AEC). SCIA’s core purpose is to help users to create their best structural designs. To do so, the company provides powerful, cutting-edge software through a continual process of improvement, innovation and customer input.

SCIA Engineer is an integrated, multi-material structural analysis and design software 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. The software is powered by SCIA’s dedicated and passionate team of structural engineering devotees. SCIA Engineer supports Open BIM and is IFC certified for import and export. To learn more about SCIA, visit