SCIA Engineer 21: Super powered. Super easy.

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The future of structural software engineering, today

When you think of structural engineering analysis and design software one of the names that comes to your mind is SCIA. It’s a landmark in developing, distributing and supporting software products for structural engineering.

Innovation is one of the key factors at SCIA. That’s why it has enhanced, after carefully listening to the feedback of its users, its versatile modular structural engineering software: SCIA Engineer 21. With this new release, the user can create a personal workspace that will save more time.

It’s a giant leap in structural engineering software design.

Next to the software, one of the factors where SCIA stands out is its customer support.

When you buy its software, you don’t just buy the tool. You also get access to our expert local technical support teams. They help you understand and use the software effectively, ensuring you achieve great results, every time.

They run regular webinars and training sessions. In group, individual or online training to provide practical, hands-on experience. Designed to bring you up to speed quickly and maximise your productivity.

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SCIA Spotlight finds any command within a split of a second, saving 40% of your time.

Unequalled efficiency

SCIA Engineer is an integrated, multi-material structural analysis software and design tool for all kinds of structures (steel, concrete, aluminium, composite). Its wide range of functionality makes it the ideal partner for the design of office buildings, industrial plants, bridges or any other project, all within the same easy-to-use environment.

For the next update, SCIA developed a revolutionary new interface with leading-edge ergonomics and equal efficiency gains. It will be faster, easier to work with and customisable for your personal use. You can even share with your colleagues.

The revolutionary new interface works in perfect harmony with the structural engineer: fewer mouse clicks on almost every task. This means more time to spend on actual engineering or other things you enjoy! It is much faster and easier to use.

Do things your way with personalised toolbars

In traditional software, a lot of screen use is lost to menus, toolbars and other functions. Of course, you want the functions you use the most at your fingertips. And you must trade some screen space for that. But most of the time the functions are pre-programmed. Even the ones you don’t use and a take a lot of screen space.

The new update of SCIA Engineer will let you maximise your own working area. No more cluttered menus and unnecessary functions. Just clean, ergonomic toolbars with all the key functions you use day in, day out at your fingertips. Bring the tools you use most to the front, hide the ones you don’t.

The design process is rarely linear. Structural engineers often iterate between definition of the geometry, input of load, evaluation of results and optimisation via code checks, which requires switching between different menus or windows. The new Process toolbar in SCIA Engineer 21 allows the engineer to access actions from different design stages simultaneously, saving a lot of unnecessary clicks and valuable time.

You can even assign one-letter shortcuts, which will save you even more time during the process.

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SCIA Engineer UI with the project taking the centre using almost 100% of the screen.

No more time-wasting menu scrolling

Looking for a functionality that you didn’t save in your customised workspace? SCIA developed a new key feature that will help you find that needle in the haystack in the split of a second: SCIA Spotlight.

This game-changing innovation puts an intelligent search facility at the heart of the interface. Simply start typing and it will find any function or command instantly. You will never waste time again.

With this update, SCIA takes structural engineering software to the next level. It’s going to be a real game-changer. The launch of this new version is set for May at this year’s conference with an online live-streamed event. If you want to be a part of it, just visit the SCIA website and register. There, you will already find a sneak peek behind the curtain.

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Enough space for both the model and detailed results


Katrien De Geest

Director marketing


Tel: (+44) 01530 448 000


Please note: this is a commercial profile.


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