SCIA Engineer 19.1 - Design Accelerated

Release Date: 
Wednesday, 2 October, 2019
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Herk-de-Stad, Belgium, 2 October 2019 – SCIA is excited to announce the release of SCIA Engineer 19.1, the latest update of our flagship product for structural analysis and design. SCIA Engineer 19.1 follows in the steps of this year’s major version, SCIA Engineer 19, and brings enhancements and new functionalities in terms of usability, design of multi-storey buildings, checks of steel & aluminium structures and interoperability. This will save time and increase productivity while working on both challenging projects as well as day-to-day tasks.

SCIA Engineer 19.1 will accelerate the delivery of projects thanks to the accelerated design, improved understanding of the structure and extended optimisation through parametric design.

SCIA Engineer 19.1 extends numerous capabilities introduced in version 19 and increases the overall efficiency of structural engineers’ work namely by:

  • fast and easy detection of critical places in concrete structures thanks to the optimised workflow with simultaneous design and check for both ultimate and serviceability limit states,
  • more precise results of punching shear checks for foundation slabs and column heads,
  • accurate definition of Soil-In parameters in seismic analysis,
  • design of aluminium structures updated to the latest EN 1999-1-1 + A1 + A2: 2013,
  • and other design & check enhancements for concrete, steel and aluminium.

When speaking of improved understanding of the structure, SCIA Engineer 19.1 optimises the singularity checks for non-linear analysis, introduces a few enhancements for the integration member presented in version 19, etc.

In terms of optimisation through parametric design, this version broadens the capabilities of its OpenAPI by extending the modelling part of the interface and by providing a direct access to the Analytical Data Model used at the background of the OpenAPI.

Herman Oogink, Head of Strategic Alliances, SCIA, says: “I am proud that we were able to extend so much the functionality in projects released in 19.0 in such a short time frame. Especially the big improvements made for aluminium design are impressive. It is not only fully aligned with the latest code but also adds a lot of new functionality.”

In addition to the features highlighted above, SCIA Engineer 19.1 also further enhances the BIM workflow via new extensions in Tekla Structures and Revit interfaces and it also delivers many other performance and functional enhancements in various parts of the software.

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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) and the only corporate group covering the entire lifecycle of construction and infrastructure projects, currently counting over 5 million customers worldwide.  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.

Contact details


Attn. Ms Katrien De Geest
Director Marketing
Industrieweg 1007
3540 Herk-de-Stad (Belgium)

Tel.: (+32) 013 55.17.75