BIM modeling, analysis, design and reporting in one program.
SCIA Engineer is an integrated, multi-material structural analysis and design software for all kinds of structures. Its wide range of functionality makes it deployable for any construction type: design office buildings, industrial plants, bridges or any other project, all within the same easy-to-use environment.
In addition to a state-of-the art modelling, mesh generator and high-performance finite element solver, it features integrated tools to check or optimize the structure to a variety of international and national building codes.
You need to invest and learn just one application and you get an instant access to functionality for all phases of the structural design: modelling in 3D, automatic FEM mesh generation, fast advanced calculations, dedicated design and checks, automated drawings, clear and comprehensive printouts, notwithstanding the interfaces for potential communication with other applications.
SCIA Engineer supports a vast range of open interfaces like IFC, SDNF, MS Excel, XML, VRML, DWG, DXF as well as dedicated links with established CAD (Autodesk Revit or Tekla Structures) and FEM-analysis applications. SCIA is a member of the buildingSMART Alliance and SCIA Engineer is the only structural analysis software that is certified for supporting Open BIM.
This enables you to easily leverage models created by others into analysis, and pass back optimized structural models to designers, fabricators, and contractors.
SCIA Engineer is not just a pure “calculation” engine. On the contrary, it accompanies you from the draft design till the production of final documentation including automated general arrangement drawings.
Once all the analyses and code checks have been performed, SCIA Engineer offers you intuitive tools for creation of a well arranged, clear and comprehensive document and for generation of general arrangement drawings. Both the document and the drawings are linked to the original 3D model, which means that after any modification to the model, the outputs are automatically updated to reflect the current situation.