SOFiSTiK is one of the most powerful FEA software for engineering providing various features. It comes with enormous capabilities to support engineers in their daily challenges as well as in extraordinary projects. When getting started using
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- Beginner Videos
- Online Tutorials
- YouTube Videos
- User Manuals
- Verification Manuals
- Online Forum
- Online Administration Manual
- Technical Support and Customer Service
- Module Names
- SOFiSTiK Website
- And finally
Recommended Workflows to get started
- 2D Slab Design
- Basics of Modelling a Parametric Beam Bridge
- Beam Bridge Basics – Tendons, Construction Stages and Design
To get familiar with the standard workflow of SOFiSTiK the following videos are available. They are covering the basics and are recommended for new users to SOFiSTiK.
The primary objective of the online tutorials is to explain
Back to 2012 SOFiSTiK has started to provide their users with videos on YouTube. As not all videos were updated to the latest version of SOFiSTiK, I put videos of the same release in a separate YouTube playlist.
- SOFiSTiK FEA 2012
- SOFiSTiK FEA 2014
- SOFiSTiK FEA 2014 – Bridge Design
- SOFiSTiK FEA 2016
- SOFiSTiK FEA 2018
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.
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.
The online forum allows to discuss topics and ask for support from other SOFiSTiK users worldwide.
Online Administration Manual
The setup of the software as a standalone or floating license needs knowledge about the licensing system. This information is available as an online administration manual available.
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 to them. Furthermore, the team offers specialist finite element and project consultancy services to all branches of the structural and civil engineering industry.
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.
On the official SOFiSTiK website you’ll find in the menu Documentation additional information about SOFiSTiK FEA as well as CAD and BIM.
I hope the above information is useful to get started using SOFiSTiK FEA. If you miss anything, just get in touch by sending an email or on social media.