SOFiSTiK FEA Manual#

Welcome! This is the documentation for SOFiSTiK FEA, last updated 05 Oct 2022.

About SOFiSTiK#

SOFiSTiK is Europe’s leading manufacturer of construction software for analysis, design, and detailing. Over 2,000 customers worldwide use the company’s solutions to build large and complex infrastructure and buildings or implement special projects. These include the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul and the new Leverkusen Bridge spanning the Rhine. Visit our Website to know more about us.

Important

Note that this document will be regularly updated with new content. So it’s worth checking back even after reading earlier versions.

Get Started - Learn the Basics#

Learn the basics about the SOFiSTiK software.

Meet our Programs (new)#

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Structural Desktop

SSD represents an uniform user interface for the total range of SOFiSTiK software. It controls pre-processing, processing and post-processing.

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Text Editor (Teddy)

Teddy is a powerful control centre as well as an editor, which fully utilizes the CADINP language. Use Teddy to extract the full power of SOFiSTiK software.

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Analysis + Design

Performs structural analysis of buildings and member design with Autodesk® Revit®. Interfaces to SSD when installed together with SOFiSTiK FEA 2023.

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Calculation

Learn how to use the program SOFiSTiK CALCULATION (via GUI, CADINP and batch).

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Report Browser

Learn how to use the SOFiSTiK Report Browser and get more information about SOFiSTiK output files.

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Result Viewer

Learn how to view results in tabular format, export data to excel, create diagram plots, view cross section results, etc.

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SOFiPLUS / SOFiPLUS-X

SOFiPLUS(-X) is a AutoCAD-based modeler for 2D and 3D structures with graphical bridge, tendon and cross section editor.

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Viewer (Labs)

The Viewer (Labs) is a preview version of our upcoming system visualization technology. While it is not feature ready, it provides better performance, screenshot and video capabilities.

Release Notes#

Get updates regarding new features and bugfixes.