SOFiSTiK Bridge Design Training Course

Join the Bridge Design Basic Training Course in Oslo, and start using SOFiSTiK FEA. Learn about the basic workflow and gain insights into relevant applications, program modules and tasks.

General Introduction of the Software

  • Get familiar with the program structure and modules
  • Start a new project
  • Principles of modelling

Cross Section Definitions

  • Define standard cross-sections
  • Define bridge cross-sections with the Cross Section Editor

System Generation

  • Axis-based system generation in SOFiPLUS
    • Axis definition, placements; variables
    • Cross-section assignment
    • Supports

Actions and Loads

  • Introduction
  • Element Loads, free Loads
  • Definition of the Project Loads
  • Filtering and options

Analysis and Plausibility Checks

  • Linear analysis
  • Check results


  • Options and definition
  • Prestressing System
  • Export and review

Traffic Loader

  • Philosophy of lane arrangement
  • Adding load trains
  • Calculation and Load groups
  • Overview of the Traffic Loader results

Construction Stage Manager

  • Introduction
  • Define the construction sequence
  • Group activation, load activation
  • Output and load cases

Construction Stage Manager – Superposition

  • Introduction Construction Stage Manager Design Concept
  • The Superpositioning input
  • Superpositioning output

Construction Stage Manager – Design

  • Design of beam elements
  • Design input
  • Design results


  • Graphics
    • Representation of results
  • Result Viewer
    • Generation of tables
    • Export tables to Microsoft Excel
  • Result Browser
    • Report creation
    • Report export to Microsoft Word


Day 1: 30/11/2022 (10:00 – 17:00)
Day 2: 01/12/2022 (09:00 – 16:00)


Dr.techn. Olav Olsen AS
Vollsveien 17A
1366 Lysaker


Florian Hemetsberger

Organiser and Contact:

Guido Altersberger, SOFiSTiK AG