Disclaimer: The software tools presented in the SCIA Garage are the result of individual initiative & research done by SCIA team members, and are not official SCIA software products. Some of the tools might not be sufficiently tested, may lead to crashes, etc.
Delete results in (multiple) SCIA Engineer files
This tool is a Windows Command script that iteratively opens an esa file (SCIA Engineer file), delete the results from the file and saves the file under a new name.
Robot text file (.STR) import into SCIA Engineer
Excel VBA-based tool to import the content of a Robot text file (.STR) file into SCIA Engineer. Supported items are: nodes, beams, supports, hinges.
KOALA - Grasshopper plugin for SCIA Engineer
Koala is a Grasshopper component to connect Grasshopper with SCIA Engineer for parametric/generative design.
It takes Grasshopper geometry and produces a SCIA Engineer XML with the corresponding data.
Input Combinations Via Excel
Excel VBA-based tool to import the defined combination into SCIA Engineer. Export the list of load cases from a SCIA Engineer project to this XLS-file, and then create linear and non-linear combinations.
Shell buckling check
Numerically supported buckling check with global LA and LBA calculation according EN 1993-1-6, Chapter 8.6. The design bucking resistance in this concept should be determined with the aid of the load increase factor rRd...
Concrete Corbel Design
Concrete Corbel Design is a Design Form based calculation ready to be linked into SCIA Engineer. It serves for design and check of directly supported concrete corbel according to Eurocode 2 and implemented national annexes.
3D wind tool (CZ)
Excel tool for verification of values generated by 3D wind in SCIA Engineer. The user has a choice between 5 available sheets: basic wind pressure, walls, flat roofs, monopitch roofs, duopitch roofs.
senpy – Python framework to generate SCIA Engineer data
The senpy package is a small Python framework to facilitate the generation of XML-files for SCIA Engineer. There is one example file (SpiralStair.py) that shows how to use the senpy framework to generate a spiral staircase.
Nodal loads input tool
Engineers often exchange data about point loads, to take the reactions from one part of a building as loads on the other part. This data is sometimes presented with 6 values per node...
Input Load Cases via Excel
Excel VBA-based tool to import the defined load cases into SCIA Engineer. Input the parameters for permanent and variable Load Groups, and input the parameters for permanent and variable Load Cases.
Input Dynamic Load Functions via Excel
Excel VBA-based tool to import the dynamic load functions into SCIA Engineer via Excel. Input the parameters for the Modal function and the Base function. Very useful when you have to add a lot of functions, ...
Staad.Pro file (.STD) import into SCIA Engineer
Excel VBA-based tool to import the content of a Staad (.STD) file into SCIA Engineer.
Input Nonlinear Functions via Excel
Excel VBA-based tool to import nonlinear functions into SCIA Engineer via Excel. Input the Displacement-Force or the Rotation-Moment values for the Non-linear functions, that can be used in a non-linear support or non-linear hinge ...
Beam Moment Iterator using ESA_XML
The ‘Beam Moment Iterator using ESA_XML’ is a simple script written in Windows PowerShell which illustrates the use of ESA_XML. By means of an example the script shows how ...
Seismic Spectrum Generator
Excel VBA-based tool to define seismic spectrum into SCIA Engineer. Input of Frequency/Period and Acceleration for a horizontal and vertical spectrum. Very useful when you want to generate the spectrum with formulas ...
Train Loads on 1D Members
Excel VBA-based tool to create train loads on multiple 1D members, which can be imported via XML to SCIA Engineer.
Parametric Batch Optimiser
This excel file 'replaces' the functionality of the (old) Parametric Batch Optimiser module (esa.23). Using incremental steps in the parameters, the user can easily optimize his structures. The user ...
Input Line Loads on Beams via Excel
Excel VBA-based tool to import the defined line loads on Beams into SCIA Engineer. Input the parameters for line loads on beams. Very useful when you have to add a lot of line loads, or when you want to ‘generate’ ...
Effective CSS properties input via Excel
Input of effective cross-section properties for cold-formed sections. Define the effective cross-section properties for cold-formed sections and import them into SCIA Engineer.
Nonlinear functions for Layher Allround diagonals
This tool is a database file that can be imported in SCIA Engineer. It contains nonlinear functions for the Layher Allround diagonals with K2000+ couplers.
Convert pond loads to 64-bit
This tool will convert pond loads that are generated in the 32-bit version of SCIA Engineer to loads which can be imported in the 64-bit version of SCIA Engineer.
Fatigue verification for heavy gauge steel components
The provided calculation form can be used for the assessment of fatigue resistance of members and connections subjected to dynamic loading.
HSS Design Tools Pack
The SCIA HSS Design Tools Pack, is a software for the design of hollow structural sections (HSS) members and connections.