Code Check

CYPE, Connect

CYPE Connect is a tool for the modelling, analysis and code checking of connections in steel and timber structures using the finite element method. The program includes the OpenSees© analysis engine, developed at the University of California, Berkeley, to carry out complete analyses. In addition to the designs and checks, CYPE Connect has a tool for generating sheets with the detailing drawings of the connections.

Prices for modules start at 5000 EUR (permanent licenses)

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Start from scratch or import IFC.

As StruBIM Steel is an Open BIM tool and connected to the platform, it offers different workflow options.

  • Modelling, analysis and graphical information of individual connections are all done completely within the program itself
  • Importing a steel structure previously analysed in CYPE 3D
  • Importing a steel structure previously analysed in CYPECAD
  • Importing structural steel models in IFC format via IFC Uploader
  • Importing structures developed with other tools via StruBIM Uploader

Modelling connections

Within the “Model” tab, users can enter a list of operations that are used sequentially to define the elements and geometry of the connection.

The entry order and the nomenclature used to identify each operation directly affect the way in which the connections are generated. During the modelling process, the program displays warnings about possible incompatibilities between modelled elements.



Stress / Strain
Clicking on the “Stress / Strain” button starts the stress analysis and checks. The first time the analysis is run, the implemented version of OpenSees© will be installed automatically.

Analysis and code checking of connections

Once the connection has been modelled, the analysis and checking can be carried out. The “Analysis” tab has the following options for this purpose


Learning materials

Why choose CYPE?

  • Working environment similar to other BIM and CAD programs.
  • The interface is simple and intuitive.
  • DWG, DXF, IFC and other files can be imported.

BIM Server (free of charge)

Place for share project data for free

  • Common data environment – an online resource to store data.
  • Free user account.
  • Share project data with colleagues.

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