Royal HaskoningDHV, Markthal - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, © Photo source: Ossip van Duivenbode

SCIA Engineer 16 as the major release of the year comes with a long list of enhancements, extensions and modifications that extend throughout the whole workflow of a typical user. Some of the new features and improvements are aimed at specialists focusing on a specific type of projects, others will impact the day-to-day practice of literally every structural engineer. Regardless of whether affecting initial modelling, precise analysis or code-complying design, all the new features share the same aim and purpose: USER SATISFACTION.

Reinforced Concrete Structures

Steel Structures and Connections

Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

Analysis & Results

Improvements for day-to-day work

Other material design

Design Forms

Various improvements and extensions have been introduced to Design Forms User and Builder applications. (read more)

Beta version

All SCIA Engineer users are invited to participate in the testing of our Beta version of the design of 2D concrete members according to ULS and some other enhancements in the design of steel members.

Signature project - User project of the release

It has already become a tradition that with every release we present one of the outstanding projects designed by SCIA Engineer users. It is always a very difficult task to pick just one project from all those marvellous, exceptional works.

For SCIA Engineer 16 we selected one of the winning projects from our User Contest 2015 competition - a residential and office building combined with a market hall built in central Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It is the first covered market hall in the Netherlands enveloped in apartments and enclosed by cable net façades. Just watch the screen next time you start SCIA Engineer and the building will emerge in front of you.

Royal HaskoningDHV, Markthal - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, © Photo source: Ossip van Duivenbode

If you would like to learn more about this extraordinary project, visit our website or browse the User Contest book.


This article summarises all improvements and extensions implemented in SCIA Engineer 15.1, SCIA Engineer 15.2, SCIA Engineer 15.3 and SCIA Engineer 16.0.