Design of Steel Structures#

List of available tutorials#

List of SSD tasks and general features#

See also

In the “VERiFiCATiON Manual - Design” you will find a compilation of a number of selected design benchmarks, each benchmark focusing on a specific (design) topic details:
SOFiSTiK SSD/Teddy Help User Manuals Verification Manual - Design.
You can also visit the online verification benchmark portal by following:

Workflow steps for steel design#

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Working through the available tutorials the user will learn the general SOFiSTiK Steel Design Workflow.

Tutorial Name


Portal Frame

  • Start a new project

  • Define materials

  • Define cross-sections

  • Define cross-sections inside Cross Section Editor

  • Generate system inside SOFiPLUS

  • Generate loads inside SOFiPLUS

  • Generate load combinations

  • Run analysis

  • Run design

  • Design results

Imperfection Concept

  • Generate loads inside SOFiPLUS

  • Run linear analysis

  • Generate load combinations

  • Run second order analysis

Cross-Section Class 4 Concept


  • Iterative method

  • Export cross-section effective properties to MS Excel

  • Visualize the results via ResultViewer

In the “General features & Workflow” chapter: the tasks, input steps, workflows, etc. are explained for a better user understanding. The “General feature” documentation will try to give answers for frequent asked questions (FAQs).

General feature & Workflow


Definition of eccentricity for structural lines

  • Available options

  • SOFiPLUS(X) line load dialog