SOFiSTiK FEA – Software for analysis, design and detailing of building and infrastructure projects worldwide.
Having this powerful and amazing piece of FEA software in your hands opens a huge range of capabilities and application to support you in your daily challenges as well as in extraordinary projects.
This getting Started Guide supports you in getting up and running with one of the most powerful and advanced finite element software available.
Browse the Getting Started Link Collection, find your topic of interest and dive into the world of SOFiSTiK.
The primary objective of the online tutorials is to explain workflows of different types of structures such as bridge design, building design, steel design, geotechnics, dynamics and fire design. All tutorials are intended to support new users to SOFiSTiK to become familiar with the recommended workflows.
Back to 2012 SOFiSTiK has started to provide their users with videos on YouTube.
After doing the first steps using SOFiSTiK FEA – you will undoubtedly come to the point of asking yourself about the meaning of the processed modules. Read the Overview of Relevant Modules post to get a rough idea.
User Manuals and Online Help
For each module, there is a user manual available. All manuals come with the SOFiSTiK installation and can be easily accessed through the Help menu in SOFSTiK Structural Desktop 2020.
The primary objective of the verification manuals is to verify the capabilities of SOFiSTiK by means of nontrivial problems which are bound to reference solutions. Currently, two manuals are available, Design Code Benchmarks and Mechanical Benchmarks. Both come with the SOFiSTiK installation and can be accessed through the Help menu in SOFSTiK Structural Desktop.
The Infoportal is a library for documents, SOFinars, Examples, Tutorials, Papers, and lots more helpful information. By using the provided search function, certain content can be found simple.
Technical Support and Customer Service
SOFiSTiK provides its users with an excellent and high-level technical support service. So you are in good hands when raising any detailed questions. Furthermore, the team offers specialist finite element and project consultancy services to all branches of the structural and civil engineering industry.