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Braced girder (88)

Added June 1, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Braced girder (88)

Braced girder (88)

Braced girder (88) creates braced girders in a precast concrete part, such as in a thin-shell slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

or in a sandwich wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

panel. The girders are cast into the concrete part and they also work as a part of the reinforcement and as a connector between the precast and cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position


Objects created

The girders consist of the following parts:

  • Bottom reinforcing bars (2)

  • Top reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

    The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

  • Connecting reinforcing bars (2)

Instead of using reinforcing bars, you can use profiles from the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

to create the braced girders.

Use for

Situation Description

Braced girders are created in the precast concrete slab.

Braced girders are created in the precast concrete sandwich panel.

Braced girders are created in a wide plate floor with an opening.

Braced girders are created in a hollow wall.

Profile as a girder.

Selection order

  1. Select the concrete part.

    The girders are created automatically.

Part identification key




Top reinforcing bar


Connecting reinforcing bar


Bottom reinforcing bar

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