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Hole creation and reinforcement (85)

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Hole creation and reinforcement (85)

Hole creation and reinforcement (85)

Creates a holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

in a concrete part and reinforcement around the hole.

Bars created

  • Straight bars at hole edges

  • Stirrups

  • Z-shaped bars

Use for


More information

Rectangular hole, stirrups on each side of the hole, no Z-shaped bars.

Round hole, Z-shaped bars, no stirrups around the hole.

Concrete beams or columns


Round or rectangular holes

Hole only. No additional reinforcement around it.

With or without Z-shaped bars or stirrups


Do not use for

Parts that have round or irregular cross sections.

Before you start

  • Create the concrete part.

  • Calculate the required area of reinforcement.

Defining properties

Use the following tabs in the Hole creation and reinforcement (85) dialog box to define the properties of the objects that this component creates:



See also


Hole shape, direction, and dimensions, bar dimensions and location, concrete cover thickness, angle of Z-shaped bars

Reinforcement around holes


The number, grade, size, name, class, and numbering properties of:

  • Straight bars above and below the hole

  • Z-shaped bars on the left and right side of the hole



Number, spacing, grade, size, name, class, and numbering properties of stirrups


Additional stirrup settings

Stirrups at holes

Picking order

  1. Center of the hole

  2. Concrete part

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