Welcome to the community of inspired Students who are willing to move their limits.
Welcome to the SCIA Campus, a world where students learn how to move their limits in modelling, designing and analysing any kind of structure, even the most challenging ones.
Our SCIA Engineer Student Edition comes fully loaded, with not only the design and analysis tools, but also with the power to lift your 3D designs to a new level. Our academic SCIA Design Forms software has no restrictions either.
We are happy to allow every student and professor to download a completely free of charge copy of SCIA Engineer and SCIA Design Forms. As long as you are enrolled at an academic institute you may use this license during a period of 12 months, meaning you will need to renew once a year at no costs.
Frequently Asked Questions on Educational Licenses.
SCIA wants to enable you, and your fellow students, to work smart, save time, and develop your skills for the future. We are pleased to partner with you as you take the next steps in building your professional career. Therefore sign up for your copy of our professional-level academic edition of SCIA Engineer or SCIA Design Forms. Get started and register today!
One of the main goals of universities and higher education is to introduce students to the most recent and exemplary techniques within the structural engineering domain. ICT is more and more indispensable in the construction industry and SCIA has been playing a major part inspiring structural engineers to move their limits. SCIA's competence and knowledge in civil and structural engineering has driven us to innovate constantly during the past 35 years.
The future for our organization is bright: we have a real technological advantage, a large and professional development team (ISO certified), many outstanding technological partners and a very large installed customer base in many countries all over the world. SCIA is also a pioneer in Open BIM enhancing the software portfolio of the Nemetschek Structural Group. In addition special attention is paid to provide the best interoperability with the main CAE and CAD software worldwide.
Any enrolled student in higher education needing a dedicated analysis and design tool during his study period or any student that needs to start or finalize his doctoral degree or thesis. Also for professors that want to fall back on structural analysis software, SCIA Engineer has proven to be the ultimate state-of-the-art educational tool.
The SCIA Engineer student edition is a full package. It contains all available modules from the latest version. Students are able to model, analyze and design structures without any restrictions in functionality, capability and number of members in the same way as a commercial product.
There are only a few differences compared to commercial editions:
SCIA Engineer Student project data is stored in a different file format than commercial versions.
The student edition can also read commercial data (.ESA files), but their projects are always stored in .ESAD files. Conversion from .ESAD to .ESA format is not possible. Of course, exchanging project files between fellow students is not restricted.
All graphical and text print-outs include a “Student version” watermark.
Also exports of the model to XML and some other formats are not supported.
Renewing your existing license is done quickly and easily. You simple need to register again with the same email address you used in your initial registration. After that you will receive a confirmation email and you will need to 'refresh' your license in the SCIA Engineer activation manager.
A SCIA Engineer Classroom License is the solution for schools that wish to install academic software on several computers in a classroom or laboratory. If you would like to have the latest SCIA Software in your teaching institute, please contact SCIA for more information on this Academic School License.