The optimization method of hoisting point’s schemes using strain energy criterion was studied in this paper. Firstly, the finite element model of complex steel truss hoisting was established and optimization analysis of hoisting point’s schemes for complex steel truss hoisting using strain energy criterion was accomplished. The calculation code which can make finite element analysis and optimization analysis of lifting point’s schemes based on strain energy criterion automatically. Then, lifting point’s schemes of complex steel truss hoisting were analyzed with calculation code mentioned above. The results indicate that, the optimization index using strain energy criterion is just strain energy criterion which is a more comprehensive and unidirectional index. Optimization analysis based on strain energy criterion changes optimization analysis of the lifting points schemes for complex steel truss hoisting from multi-target optimization into single-target optimization. The case study shows that this method is practicable and reliable and have good application prospect in hoisting points schemes optimization analysis with application to complex steel truss hoisting.