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On our Youtube channel you can access lots of short learning videos and webinars that guide you through different features of the software.

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TIP: Watch our Quick Start Video's

A series of quick start videos for beginner level users of SCIA Engineer.

Interface

Intro to navigating the workspace

Knowing your way around SCIA Engineer’s interface. A brief introduction to all of SCIA Engineer’s components.

Marking menu

Learn to use the marking menu, available since SCIA Engineer 21.1

Intro to palettes

An introduction to graphical view palettes in SCIA Engineer and how they are used.

Webinar: Comprehensive guide to the new user interface

This webinar illustrates the capabilities of new user interface of SCIA Engineer 21. Learn more about the SCIA Spotlight, Marking menu, Input panel, Process toolbar, Status bar, Properties panel, View bar,...

Webinar: New user interface

This webinar illustrates the new user interface of SCIA Engineer 21. Learn more about the SCIA Spotlight, Input panel, Process toolbar, Status bar, Properties panel, View bar,...

Modelling

Input of 1D members

Learn how to insert a beam, column or any 1D member.

Input a plate

Learn how to input a 2D plate member.

Input a wall

Learn how to input a 2D wall member.

Input shell elements

Learn how to input shells.

Input of supports

Learn how to input supports on nodes, 1D elements and 2D elements.

Snapping

Learn how to use snapping options during modelling.

Manipulating the view and changing units

Learn how to manipulate the view and change units.

Tracking guides

Tracking guides helps to input points quicker. You can select reference nodes or lines and input the node by direction and distance.

Absences

Absences are a part of model modifiers. They allow defining more groups of members or supports and assign these to load cases. These members will be the ignored (absent) in these load cases. On this way, the assembly situations or transport can be simulated.

Storeys

Storeys help the engineer to split the structure in logical blocks. You can use the visibility according to storeys, use them in Earthquake analysis to significantly reduce the calculation time, and use very nice summary or detailed storey results.

Input table and parametric modelling

Learn how to use the input table since SCIA Engineer 21.1

Cables structures

Learn how to model cable structures since SCIA Engineer 21.1.

Load panels

This video describes the input and properties of load panels. Mostly it is about load panel to 1D members and edges. It explains the usage of tributary area method and finite element method (not the theory). Also, the continuous beam effect in the FEM Method is explained.

Modelling a curved staircase

Learn how to model a curved staircase. After the geometry also the local coordinate system of the elements will be rotated.

Webinar: Cross-sections and second order design improvements

Learn about the 'full FEM' method for calculating cross-sections and about default settings for bow imperfections.

Webinar: Civil structures *

Learn how to model a civil structure like a water treatment tank, including soil and water loads and a subsoil foundation.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Bridge design *

Learn how to design a bridge, including variable traffic loads, creating bridge combinations, prestress and construction stages.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Loads

Creation of load groups and load cases

Learn how to create load groups and assign them to load cases in order to deal with permanent and variable loads.

Creating and using load panels

Learn about load panels and their properties.

Adding basic loads

Learn how to add basic loads such as point loads, line loads and surface loads to your structure.

3D wind load generator

Learn how to use the 3D wind load generator to create automatically wind loads on your structure.

Input of free surface loads

Learn how to use free surface loads to quickly add loads to multiple floors or a surface load on a part of the 2D element.

Input of variable free surface loads

Learn how to use variable free surface loads to add water or ground pressure loads to your structure.

Creating load combinations

Learn how to combine your load cases into load combinations.

Webinar: New Eurocode wind load generator

Discover the new wind load generator and how to use it on structures with openings.

Webinar: Effective input of climatic loads *

Learn about the 3D wind load generator and the 2D wind and snow generators.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Data exchange

Import CAD files

Learn how to import CAD files in SCIA Engineer.

Import IFC files

Learn how to import IFC files in SCIA Engineer.

Webinar: BIM

Learn about the link between SCIA Engineer and IDEA StatiCa, sharing models with other analysis applications via the SAF format and on working with BIMCloud.

Parametric design

Learn more about the possibilities on parametric design in combination with SCIA Engineer.

Webinar: Data exchange via IFC *

Learn more about exchanging models via the IFC file format.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Analysis of structures with SCIA Engineer and IDEA StatiCa *

Learn about the exchange between SCIA Engineer and IDEA StatiCa for steel and concrete structures.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Parametric modelling in Grasshopper and Koala tools *

Learn the basics of parametric modelling techniques in SCIA Engineer and how it can be combined with the Koala plugin for Grasshopper.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Parametric design using the new OpenAPI *

Learn how to use parametric design in combination with the OpenAPI of SCIA Engineer. 

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Parametric design - integrate SCIA Engineer into tailored solutions *

Learn how SCIA Engineer can be integrated into your tailored solutions for parametric studies or design. 

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Integrating custom-made calculations into SCIA Engineer *

Learn how your own MS Excel or Design Forms calculations can be integrated in SCIA Engineer.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Links with Tekla Structures and Revit *

Learn how you can exchange your models between Tekla Structures and SCIA Engineer or between Revit and SCIA Engineer.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Analysis

Mesh setup and generation

Learn about the mesh settings and the mesh generation.

Run an analysis

Learn how to check the structure and run the calculation.

Webinar: Linear construction stages analysis

Learn how to simply build a staged model through the use of model modifiers.

Webinar: Advanced analysis

Learn about modelling and the analysis of cable structures, connection forces and the presentation of the thickness of slabs.

Webinar: Seismic analysis of buildings *

Learn about property modifiers, diaphragms, Improved Reduced System modal analysis, Response Spectrum method, Equivalent Lateral Forces method, accidental eccentricity, storey-based results and integration members.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Analysis and evaluation of results *

Learn about masonry walls, stiffness modification, integration members and mode-filtering.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Geometrical and physical nonlinearity *

Learn about nonlinear calculations, including the different calculation methods, the difference between first, second and third order, physical nonlinearities, member nonlinearities and nonlinear supports.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Results

Results on 1D members

Learn more about results on 1D members, such as internal forces, deformations and stresses.

Results on 2D members

Learn more about results on 2D members, such as deformations, internal forces, stresses/strains and contact stresses and how to create a section or use an integration member.

Results on 2D members

Learn more about results on 2D members: possibilities, settings, tips & tricks.

3D results

Learn more about 3D results such as displacements and stresses.

Results on supports

Learn how to obtain the reaction forces on (point) supports.

Storey results

Learn more about the summary and detailed storey results.

Thickness of slabs

Learn how to visualize and document the thicknesses of slabs.

Webinar: Improvements in results and seismic analysis

Learn more about the result options 'Extreme=No', 'Interval', 'Selection by component' and 'Auto-refresh' and how to use model modifiers for seismic load cases and modal calculations.

Webinar: Tools for 2D members *

Learn more about integration members, averaging strips and ribs.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Aluminium

Webinar: Aluminium design

Learn more on the possibilities for designing aluminium structures.

Composites

Webinar: Design of composite columns

Learn all details of the composite column design, such as supported cross-sections, checks, interaction diagrams and longitudinal shear checks.

Webinar: Composite design improvements *

Watch the improvements on composite design, such as a more economical stud design and more detailed output.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Design of composite floors *

Learn more about designing composite floors according to EN1994, including autodesign of studs, dealing with large openings (based on SCI publication) and detailed output.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Design of composite slabs (AISC) *

Learn more about designing composite floors according to AISC, including floor vibration checks.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Concrete

Reinforced concrete beams tutorial

Learn about the design of reinforcement in 1D elements.

Webinar: What's new in Concrete SCIA Engineer 22

A lot of new novelties are coming with SCIA Engineer 22 in area of Concrete design: easy access to Concrete input data, auto-design of 1D reinforcement including SLS, weight of designed reinforcement per unit volume of concrete, increased quality of outputs from the reinforcement design, extended reinforcement design templates for columns, new 2D ULS capacity check of arbitrary reinforcement.

Webinar: Long-term deflection of concrete members

Learn how to handle the aspects influencing the long-term behaviour of concrete elements.

Webinar: Design of concrete members

Learn how the integration member helps you to deal with lintels, split-level slabs or core walls and how you can work with multiple reinforcement layers.

Webinar: Design of concrete structures

Part 1. Learn about the improvements on the design of 1D and 2D concrete structures.

Webinar: Design of concrete structures

Part 2. Learn more about the extensions on code-dependent deflections, including creep and shrinkage effects.

Webinar: Concrete structures *

Learn more about designing concrete structures, from modelling to reporting.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Design of steel-fibre reinforced concrete *

Learn more about steel-fibre reinforced concrete, including required amount of fibres calculation, executing checks, selecting the proper stress-strain diagram and the calculation methods.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Steel

Steel frame tutorial

Learn how to model, load and calculate a steel frame structure.

Webinar: Shear center eccentricity

SCIA Engineer 22 offers a brand-new option to consider the shear center eccentricity directly in the analysis.

Webinar: Optimal design of steel members

Learn more about the complementary rules to Eurocode 3 for a safe and economical design.

Webinar: Design of steel members

Learn how the utilization factor can help you to design in a more economical way and how to apply a full length lateral torsional buckling restraint.

Webinar: Steel structures *

Learn more about designing steel structures, from modelling to reporting.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Analysis and design of a steel hall *

Part 1. Learn more about designing steel structures, including 2nd order analysis with imperfections, the autodesign functionality and all necessary ULS and SLS checks.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Analysis and design of a steel hall *

Part 2. Learn more about designing steel structures, including 2nd order analysis with imperfections, the autodesign functionality and all necessary ULS and SLS checks.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Designing scaffolding *

Learn more about modelling, analysis and code checks for scaffolding structures, including specific coupler checks and advanced analysis methods.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Steel design improvements *

Watch the improvements on steel design, such as extended SLS checks, camber design and extended design with plastic hinges.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Design of steel tanks and other cylindrical shells *

Learn how to model, load and design a cylindrical steel shell according to EN1993.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Steel tank design *

Learn how to model, load and design a steel tank according to AISC and AISI.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Plasticity in steel plates and shells *

Learn how to use the general plasticity behaviour of steel plates and shells.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Webinar: Steel connection design *

Learn how to design steel connections according to the component method from EN1993-1-8.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Structural glass

Webinar: Structural glass *

Learn how to deal with the plugin for Structural glass in SCIA Engineer.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Timber

Webinar: Timber design check *

Learn how to perform timber design checks according to EN1995.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Output - Engineering report

Engineering report interface

Learn how to use interface of the Engineering report.

Creating an Engineering report

Learn the basic principles on how to create an Engineering report.

Printing, exporting and report templates

Learn how to print and export your Engineering report and how to create a template of your report.

Engineering report tutorial

Learn how to create documentation with the Engineering report.

Webinar: Project documentation with Engineering report

Learn how to use the Engineering report to create high-quality project documentation.

Webinar: Engineering report & Picture gallery *

Learn the basic principles and tips and tricks for working with the Engineering report and Picture gallery to create project documentation.

* This webinar was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

Results picture generator *

Learn how to use the Results picture generator to create easily multiple result images.

* This video was created for the old interface of SCIA Engineer

SCIA AutoConverter

Getting started with SCIA AutoConverter

Watch how to get started with SCIA AutoConverter.

Setting up SCIA AutoConverter in Bimplus

Learn how to activate SCIA AutoConverter in Bimplus, create your first team and project.

Project management

Learn how to create a project, upload a structural model and invite team members.

Controls

Learn the controls to work with SCIA AutoConverter.

Buttons

Learn the buttons to work with SCIA AutoConverter.

Cleaning the model, part 1

Learn how to clean a model.

Cleaning the model, part 2

Learn how to clean a model.

Recognizer settings

Learn how to adjust the recognizer settings.

Manufactured user-defined cross-section

Learn how to work with manufactured user-defined cross-sections.

Parallel member detection

Learn how parallel member detection can help in case you have some members close together and you want to recognize them as one analytical member.

Recognizer

Learn how to run the recognizer.

Alignment settings

Learn how to adjust the alignment settings.

Alignment per groups

Learn how to align per groups.

Align

Learn how to align and export the model.

Update of the structural model

Learn how to update the structural model.

Update of the analysis model

Learn how to update the analysis model.

Import SAF file to Dlubal RFEM

Learn how to convert SAF file created in SCIA AutoConverter to the native RFEM Excel format and import it into RFEM.

Import SAF file to Autodesk Robot Analysis Professional

Learn how to convert SAF file created in SCIA AutoConverter to Autodesk Robot Analysis Professional.

What's new in release 101

Learn the new functionalities in the SCIA AutoConverter release 101.

What's new in release 100

Learn the new functionalities in the SCIA AutoConverter release 100.

Webinar: Automation in preparation of an analysis model

Learn how to automate the conversion of an IFC structural model into the SCIA Engineer analysis model.

Webinar: SCIA AutoConverter demonstration

Watch this demonstration on the SCIA AutoConverter tool, which will help you to convert a structural model to an analysis model.

Webinar: SCIA AutoConverter - from structural to analysis model

Learn more about the SCIA AutoConverter tool, which will help you to convert a structural model to an analysis model.