Newsletter September 2021 - Opening of SOFiSTiK France

Dear SOFiSTiK users, dear interested parties,

we are proud to inform you that we have taken yet another step towards expanding our local presence and improving our service offer with the establishment of our new subsidiary in France.

Based in Paris, SOFiSTiK France will cater to the market-specific needs for software and services of the construction industry of the francophone regions in Europe and Africa. 

With this new chapter, SOFiSTiK aims to strengthen support to its clients on a deeper level, offering both a powerful ensemble of software and technical expertise with the understanding of the clients' specificities, both in terms of projects and work-culture.

For more information on SOFiSTiK France's range of products and services, visit or follow SOFiSTiK France on LinkedIn to stay up to date with current news for our French-speaking markets.

Your SOFiSTiK Team




Webinar: Kuwait International Airport 

The overall finite element model and the importance of Open BIM

Take part in our upcoming webinar in collaboration with Werner Sobek AG. Matteo Brunetti of Werner Sobek AG will present one of their most ambitious projects - Kuwait International Airport. 

Kuwait's international airport will be expanded in 2022 by a new terminal building (Terminal 2) based on a design by Forster + Partners. Despite an edge length of 1.2 km and a roof area of more than 320,000 m², the building was planned without expansion joints. The main structure consists of curved pre-stressed concrete parts with a maximum span of 145m. Overall, the size of the building, the complex interaction between the various components, and the innovative systems render this project an extraordinary one.

Matteo Brunetti will give you an overview of the demanding project focusing on the overall finite element model. Using Grasshopper and the SOFiSTiK Rhinoceros Interface, a seamless Open BIM workflow was implemented and formed an essential part of the project.

Date: October 21, 2021




Online Training: Parametric Modelling with Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK

Basic Online Training Course for Bridge Design

Take part in our four-day online training course on parametric bridge design. Parametric tools such as Grasshopper and the scripting capabilities of FEA software packages allow engineers to automate functionalities to work faster and more creatively.

This course teaches you the entire parametric modelling process with Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK FEA of a Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridge.

You will learn the fundamentals of Grasshopper to create effective and maintainable visual scripts. And how to use the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper components to build the axis-based bridge structure.

Date & Time: October 12 - 15, 2021

from 14:00 CET to 18:00 CET each day