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SCIA Announces SCIA Engineer 18—Structural Analysis and Design Software

SCIA Engineer 18 streamlines usability, extends BIM links into the process and advances material design with industry-first features like its support for Bekaert  Dramix® SFRC solutions.


The Nemetschek Group company SCIA NV, has recently announced the latest version of structural engineering software, SCIA Engineer 18. The latest release incorporates feature enhancements that help structural engineers streamline their workflows, design with advanced materials, and work more effectively in the BIM process.

What’s New In SCIA Engineer 18

Enhancing usability is a major theme in version 18. The corporate SCIA website now features a dedicated learning area. A new graphical control has been added to SCIA Engineer for better 3D navigation, and there are newly simplified buckling settings.

SCIA Engineer 18 expands the array of possibilities for economical and clearly documented designs for new materials and floor systems. In co-creation with Bekaert, a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies, this release supports the design and calculation of steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) and is the first of its kind available in the market. SCIA Engineer 18 also features advanced optimization of composite floors, including studs layout, profile size and support for web openings, as well as extended capabilities of punching shear design, and support of add-ons for structural glass and foundation design.

Extended Information Flow in BIM

The Revit and Tekla Structures links now boast extended information support for concrete and steel detailing. Specifically, the link between Tekla Structures and SCIA Engineer supports bi-directional roundtrip exchange of data and transfer of end reactions to facilitate the detailing of the connections in Tekla Structures. The Revit link now supports the export of reinforcement for beams and slabs.

01 – SFRC is an excellent alternative to traditional reinforcement steel bars in concrete. SCIA Engineer 18 is the industry’s first tool to integrate this technology into its analysis tool. (image: SCIA / Architosh. All rights reserved.)

Cyril Heck, chief product and marketing officer, SCIA, commented: “We have always incorporated the input of our users in developing SCIA Engineer. In this release, we engaged our users even more. In particular, users participating in the recently launched ‘SCIA Insider’ program reviewed and tested some of the new usability functionalities. They helped us shape the software into the direction that truly fits the needs of the users. I am also proud of the co-creation project with Bekaert. It has enabled us to deliver an innovative solution for steel fiber reinforced concrete, allowing users to realize the benefit of using this material in their designs. With this release, we are truly taking the software to the next level, not only in terms of additional functionality, but also enhanced usability, which is also underscored by a refreshed SCIA brand image.”

To learn more about SCIA Engineer 18, please visit

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