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SOFiSTiK Bridge Design Basic Training Course (30/11 + 01/12, 2022)

In this introductory training course on bridge design with SOFiSTiK FEA, you will learn how to start using SOFiSTiK FEA for bridge design. The course will cover the basics for a solid foundation for your future projects.
By creating the course example from scratch, you will gain a good understanding of the workflow and insights into the essential applications.

General Introduction of the Software

  • Get familiar with the program structure and modules
  • Start a new project
  • Principles of modelling

Cross Section Definitions

  • Define standard cross-sections
  • Define bridge cross-sections with the Cross Section Editor

System Generation

  • Axis-based system generation in SOFiPLUS
    • Axis definition, placements; variables
    • Cross-section assignment
    • Supports

Actions and Loads

  • Introduction
  • Element Loads, free Loads
  • Definition of the Project Loads
  • Filtering and options

Analysis and Plausibility Checks

  • Linear analysis
  • Check results


  • Options and definition
  • Prestressing System
  • Export and review

Traffic Loader

  • Philosophy of lane arrangement
  • Adding load trains
  • Calculation and Load groups
  • Overview of the Traffic Loader results

Construction Stage Manager

  • Introduction
  • Define the construction sequence
  • Group activation, load activation
  • Output and load cases

Construction Stage Manager – Superposition

  • Introduction Construction Stage Manager Design Concept
  • The Superpositioning input
  • Superpositioning output

Construction Stage Manager – Design

  • Design of beam elements
  • Design input
  • Design results


  • Graphics
    • Representation of results
  • Result Viewer
    • Generation of tables
    • Export tables to Microsoft Excel
  • Result Browser
    • Report creation
    • Report export to Microsoft Word


450€/person + VAT (Participant from EU or non-EU excl. VAT)

  • Max 12 participants - First come, first serve
  • The minimum number of participants is 6. The training will be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not reached. You will be informed two weeks before the training course about the refund.
  • The VAT identification number is mandatory for companies within the EU.


Day 1: 30/11/2022 (10:00 - 17:00)

Day 2: 01/12/2022 (09:00 - 16:00)


Dr.techn. Olav Olsen AS

Vollsveien 17A

1366 Lysaker




Florian Hemetsberger

Organiser and Contact:

Guido Altersberger, SOFiSTiK AG

Contact me for any further questions.


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