Why SOFiSTiK for you?
The cornerstone for this platform was laid while a simple question popped up during an introductory training course – “Do you have a getting started guide for our structural engineers”? After sending the guide the idea of providing information about SOFiSTiK online was born.
All started with a blog hosted on www.guidoaltersberger.com in 2017 to share workflows, command explanations, news, and more about SOFiSTiK. After a couple of years, to be more precise 3.5 years, the blog became www.sofistikforyou.com and a place for SOFiSTiK users and enthusiasts to share their knowledge and experience.
Meet the Author
“Hello, I’m Guido Altersberger. My journey with SOFiSTiK began during my university days when I delved into the world of FEA and various finite element software solutions. It was here that I first encountered SOFiSTiK and quickly developed a profound appreciation for its high-end capabilities, combined with its intuitive graphical and text input approach.
My passion for SOFiSTiK grew as I applied it to real-world projects as a bridge engineer. The software became an invaluable tool in my professional arsenal. Eventually, I decided to take my enthusiasm to the next level and joined the SOFiSTiK AG team. My role included not only promoting the software but also sharing my knowledge and training new users—something that continues to be a true passion of mine.
My journey led me to the UK, where I led SOFiSTiK’s sales branch for over six years. Recently, I returned to Austria, bringing with me a new chapter in my SOFiSTiK career. While I still engage in sales, my role has expanded to that of a Senior Applications Engineer.
Beyond my day-to-day responsibilities, I find joy in sharing insights about the latest features and developments within SOFiSTiK FEA. I also channel my enthusiasm into creating tutorials and courses tailored to both new and seasoned users, aiming to empower the SOFiSTiK community with the skills and knowledge they need to excel.”
Hi, my name is Guido Altersberger.
I started using SOFiSTiK FEA and several other finite element software products at the University. I then quickly learned to love the high-end capabilities combined with the powerful graphical and text input approach of SOFiSTiK. After using SOFiSTiK on different live projects for several years as a bridge engineer, I joined SOFiSTiK AG to promote the software and train new users.
The latter was and still is a passion of mine.
After running SOFiSTiK’s sales branch in the UK for over six years, my family and I moved back to Austria. But not only the place of living but also my responsibilities at SOFiSTiK changed with it. While still working partly in sales, I started as a Senior Applications Engineer. Besides my day job, I write about news and features of SOFiSTiK FEA and create tutorials and courses for new and experienced users.