PEB Splice

Last updated November 20, 2017 by Developer TIN

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PEB Splice

The PEB Splice plugincomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plugin is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plugins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

allows you to create a splice plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

connection between two PEB Members. It can be used as

  1. Splice connection between two PEB Member Columns
  2. Splice connection between two PEB Member Rafters
  3. Ridge connection between two PEB Member Rafters at ridge

How to locate

Installers are available at Pre-Engineered Building Tools for Tekla Structures version 21.0 and above.
For older versions, download at Pre-Engineered Building Tools old installers

After installation, the PEB Splice plugin is available in the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications



Click PEB Splice in the component cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

or the toolbar. Select two PEB members as input. The component should be a PEB Member.

  • Always use PEB members as rafters/columns.
  • Use only component selection and not part selection.
  • Do not make the first outer flange width/thickness of the PEB member zero.

PEB Splice dialog box

The dialog box has the following tabs:

  • Picture
  • Bolts
  • Parts
  • Stiffeners
  • Special Stiffeners



1. Offset options

  The rafter/column work points are at the same point. After applying the connection and modifying the PEB member end/start, offset is adjusted according to the plate thickness. This is the default.
  In this option, you maintain the end offset in PEB Member equivalent to plate thickness.

2. End condition

Maintain design depth option is useful mainly in the ridge connection type. It will maintain the end depth applied in the PEB Member even after applying the connection.
Normal cutting at end It is just a tapered cut at the end.

3. End plate length options

Both side projection Projection at both sides from web line.
Total length and projection Projection from the outer flange side web line and the otal length of the plate.


User field 8 is for updating any additional information on bolts. The value is shown in bolt UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

in Bolt User Field 8.
Below an example of bolt arrangement:


See PEB Base Plate help.

Special stiffeners


1. Special stiffener options

  No special stiffener
  Doubler stiffener

2. Doubler flange stiffener length options

   Flange doubler stiffener flush with end plate
   Flange doubler length input option
  Flange doubler projection from flange input option

3. Doubler stiffener types:

  Rectangle with chamfer

Additional information

(1) Update the PEB Member after applying the connection to update the changes due to the connection at the end.
(2) Make sure that the end points of both members are the same at the connection plane.

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