WeStatiX web application allows you to perform 3D Structural Analysis by Finite Element simulation
in your favorite web browser, without installing any software!
In a few minutes, you can build up any structural model, apply constraints and loads,
launch the analysis in the cloud, and visualize internal forces, deflection, nodal reactions and much
Through WeStatiX, you can access your saved projects and calculate from any part of the world using a
common web browser on any device,
such as desktop or laptop computers, tablets and smartphones!
Quit spending time and money in installations, upgrades and maintenance.
No Gigabytes of data filling your computer, everything is done in the cloud!
Join the WeStatiX Community
Internet is a great tool. It allows informations to be shared among people at a rate and in a manner that was inconceivable some years ago.
WeStatiX is a cloud-based platform that has been designed with the aim of enhancing FEA simulation
and structural design by allowing engineers to share their experiences and knowledge, for the benefit of everyone.
WeStatiX platform allows you to share your structural model with your friends and colleagues,
post your newest and most interesting projects on your favorite social network,
and get started quickly when you are approaching a challenging project with one of our calculation examples.
In WeStatiX, you can find this and much more!
Step-by-Step User-Friendly Workflow
WeStatiX targets automation. The program workflow has been specifically designed to free the users from repetitive tasks
while assembling the model and to warn in real time about possible errors in the input data.
This way, you spend less time setting up and checking the model, and more time developing your designs.
The set up of a structural calculation is subdivided in a sequence of simple operations, such as building the geometrical model,
assigning the structural properties to the different entities, applying constraints and loads,
calculate and finally post-process the results. All of this without leaving your favorite browser!
The properties of the structural entities (e.g. pillars, beams, slabs, walls) are rendered directly in the 3D scene,
allowing to the user to quickly confirm the correctness of the inputs.
Meshing of the structural model is completely automatic, but the parameters controlling it can be fine-tuned as desired.
WeStatiX structural 3D software allows the user to modify the model geometry anytime, in order to optimize the structure in a few clicks!
Reliable and accurate results in structural design are of primary importance.
This is why WeStatiX is validated by comparing its results with analytical solutions and reference software.
We run hundreds of tests daily to ensure the best accuracy to WeStatiX users.
WeStatiX is a platform in constant evolution, to which new functionalities are added day by day.
With every release, we are committed to deliver a better platform while keeping up with the highest possible quality of the calculations.
1. Build Your Structural Model
In the GEOMETRY Tab you will find a very intuitive 3D CAD interface
that allows you to build your structural model directly in the browser in a few minutes.
Just click on the grid and you will start building a member (e.g. a beam or a pillar),
then double click where you want the member to end.
Otherwise, perform more than two separated clicks on the grid will build a shell (e.g. a slab or a wall),
that again will be closed by double clicking. If you only want to place a node somewhere, double click on any point on the grid.
In the left two columns you can insert nodes by providing their coordinates,
and later compose members and shells by listing their nodes.
Every input is visualized in real time, so you can check the entities changing their shape and size while you insert the values.
Inputs do not need confirmation, just switch to the next one by clicking "New"!
2. Assign Properties to the Structural Entities
By clicking on the tab PROPERTIES, you can define and assign to the different members and shells their structural properties,
such as the material they are made of, member cross-section or shell thickness.
A set of properties can be assigned to multiple members and shells.
In case of members, you can also define releases (or springs) at the member start and end.
If you click on the cube icon on the floating panel, you will see the structure rendered.
This functionality allows you to check in real time whether the assigned cross-sections and thicknesses match your design prescriptions.
3. Apply Supports to the Structure
In the next Tab CONSTRAINTS, you can apply supports on nodes, members and shells.
They are rendered in 3D, so that you can check in real time their location and the blocked degrees of freedom.
By defining spring supports or surface beddings (e.g. elastic foundations), you can simply insert the required value of elastic stiffness.
4. Apply Loads to Your Structural Model
In the ACTIONS Tab, the loads acting on the model are defined and applied where required,
on nodes, members and/or shells (nodal forces, line loads, concentrated and distributed moments, pressures and gravity).
You can organize the single actions in load groups, which can than be used to generate load combinations
taking into account proper multiplying factors.
5. Solve Your Structure
In the Tab CALCULATE, you can finally solve the structure and post-process the results.
The model is automatically meshed, but you can tune the fineness and the meshing method from "Settings" in the main menu.
The structure is computed in the cloud by FEM and the results are quickly returned to the web browser, where you can analyze them.
The results can be visualized in 3D directly on the structural entities:
on members, you can see various internal forces diagrams
(bending moment diagram, torsion, shear force diagram, normal force diagram etc.)
while on shells the results can be seen as contour maps.
Displacements and structure deflection can be investigated directly, together with reaction forces and much more!
You can find many other tutorials where we guide you to the creation of various models in
TUTORIAL: Cantilever Beam Calculation
This DEMO shows the basic steps to start using WeStatiX.
Learn how to perform your first beam analysis online
and check the bending moment diagram and shear force diagram in 55 seconds!