Metsec Base Plate (1006)

Software version: 2017

Last updated September 6, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Metsec Base Plate (1006)

The Metsec Base Platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column base

Base plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area.

detail will add cleats to the bottom end of a column to provide a base for the connection of the column. When used with Metsec sections the detail will use appropriate trimmer cleats by default. You will be required to pick a primary member followed by a point. The point indicates the position along the member to which the cleats will be placed.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Metsec Base Plate (1006) Tekla Structures model after adding Metsec Base Plate (1006)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this joint to be updated
  • Compound members must be parallel
  • Column must be a Metsec C-section
  • The column will be cut back appropriately based on the pick position

Selection order example

  1. C-section/compound C-section
  2. Pick a position along the member where the autoform/cleat should be created

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Metsec Base Plate (1006)

See also

Metsec cold rolled - Important information
Metsec Base Plate (1006) - Parts tab
Metsec Base Plate (1006) - Parameters tab

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