SCIA Engineer 2013.0 - Reporting Engineering Competence


Engineering Report - Open Design Checks – Brazilian concrete checks - Resource Center


SCIA Engineer 2013 comes as a major release with a set of important improvements and added (r)evolutionary features.

A new development, available for the first time in SCIA Engineer 2013, is the Engineering Report feature, which allow users to prepare project documentation in a whole new way.

Another new feature is an open software for every-day engineering design work that enables users to write their own design formulas and, if required, link them to SCIA Engineer.

The new features and improvements implemented in SCIA Engineer 2013 can be divided into the following main themes:

Engineering Report

The Engineering Report is a completely new tool for effective and fast preparation of documentation for your SCIA Engineer projects.

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Open Checks & Design Forms

Design Forms is a new standalone software that enables the users to write their own calculations and checks. Read more ...

Seismic Analysis of Buildings

Capabilities of SCIA Engineer in the field of dynamics have been extended to allow for an effective seismic design of buildings.

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General Enhancements

Many improvements and extensions have been made throughout the whole system. Among other, these are related to:

Bridge combinations + checks Reads more ...

Storey Results Reads more ...

Cross-Section Enhancements Reads more ...

Wizard for reinforcement schemes Read more ...

Improvements in IFC export / import Read more ...

Installation from web Read more ...

Additional improvements

Cloud storage

The SCIA Engineer project can now be directly saved to a cloud storage via function File > Publish to cloud.

Timber check

The check of timber members has been extended by tapered and curved beams.

Concrete checks

Calculation of xu,lim according to article 6.1(9) of NEN-EN 1992-1-1.

Concerning the tensile strength of concrete used for the calculation of cracking moment in SLS checks (stresses, crack width and deflection), the use may select between the values fctm (Table 3.1) and fctm_fl (Clause 3.1.8) (EN 1992-1-1).

Steel checks

Torsional (-flexural) buckling is now checked for doubly symmetrical I-sections.


The tree menu for results of dynamic calculation has been rearranged and it newly offers also the accelerations. Default units for translational accelerations have been changed to m/sec2. New units have been introduced for rotational accelerations with rad/sec2 being the default setting.