Interactive Connection Visualization

Review and update connections using interactive 2D and 3D views. Visually select specific connection parts or dimensions to implement changes.

Interactive Connection Visualization
Connection Types

Exhaustive List of Connection Types

Whether you’re designing shear, moment, brace or base plate connections, RISAConnection has you covered. Want to design HSS connections or seismically detailed connections? No problem.

Available Connection Types

Complete Design & Expandable Reports

Each connection design includes all required limit states as well as expandable reports needed for necessary verification according to AISC or CSA codes. Detailed connection drawings can be exported to DXF for final documentation.


RISAConnection is at the cutting edge of next-generation connection design software and features full 3D visualization as well as expandable reports for every limit state. A robust library of steel connections (for US and Canadian codes) including shear, moment, brace and base plate connections. Quickly create a single connection or model multiple connections in a single project. Click through simple and easy windows and property selections. No drawing is required from users in the standalone software.

To learn more about all the connections available for design in RISAConnection, click here.

  • Shear Connections
  • Moment Connections
  • Brace Connections
  • Base Plate Connections
  • Splice Connections

Design and optimize steel member connections using RISAConnection. Utilize practical seismic connection design for moment and braced frames according to AISC 341 and AISC 358. Analyze non-concentric connections such as Diagonal Brace Connections by using unlimited geometry design. RISAConnection analyzes several design code checks from AISC such as stability, welding, and steel material just to name a few.

To learn more about the design codes that RISAConnection supports, please visit our Design Codes section.

  • Seismic Design
  • Skewed Shear Tab
  • AISC 341
  • Stability Checks
  • Geometry Checks
  • Coped Beams

Comprehensive detailed reports including expandable limit state sections for each connection. Editable printed reports also to include 3D and 2D views along with expandable sections. Detailed connection drawings can be exported to DXF for final documentation. View results in RISA Connection or in RISA-3D (if using integration).

  • Expandable Limit States
  • Detailed Reports
  • Code References
  • DXF

Detailed Reports

Print reports with code checks, equations used, and input/output variables.

Automatic Updates

Automatically update design calculations when creating or modifying connections

End Plate Moment Checks

Perform AISC DG#4 checks for plate failure in end-plate moment connections

Seamless integration with RISA-3D and RISAFloor allows for load and properties established in superstructure to be leveraged for connection design. RISAConnection includes integration with Hilti Profis for anchorage design. Complete integration with partner software packages such as Tekla Structures makes for a seamless solution for the design and detailing of steel connection.

  • Seamless Integration
  • Hilti Profis
  • Tekla Structures
  • Superstructure Loads

Steel Connection Design Made Easy

Cutting edge connection software that makes the specification, modification, analysis, review and documentation of individual connections a breeze.

Straightforward Connection Input

Easily control all properties and connection components from an extensive catalog of American and Canadian steel connection configurations.

Practical Seismic Connection Design

Design seismically detailed moment and brace connections including frame ductility and overstrength considerations according to AISC 341 and AISC 358.

Seamless Design Workflow

Integration with RISA-3D and RISAFloor enables comprehensive connection design based on loads and properties established in the superstructure model.

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