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Add surfaces to part faces and pour object faces

Last updated October 11, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Add surfaces to part faces and pour object faces

Add surfaces to part faces and pour object faces

You can add surfaces to the faces of parts and pour objects. You can add surfaces to any face geometry, for example curved faces. You can use surfaces for calculating surface areas, such as formwork areas.

Surfaces are not shown in drawings.

Add a surface to a face

  1. On the Edit tab, click Surfaces > Add surface to face.
  2. Depending on whether you want to create the surface on a part or on a pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or a part of a cast-in-place concrete part

    The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and pour phase, and if they touch each other. Pour objects are visible in pour view.

    , use a part view or a pour view.

    To switch between part and pour views, click Pour view on the Concrete tab.

  3. Select the part face or pour object face to which you want to add the surface.

    Tekla Structures adds the surface using surface's current propertiesproperties related to an object type and applied to new objects of this type

    In Tekla Structures, properties related to an object type are activated in the property pane or the dialog box.


    Current properties are the properties that are shown in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

    The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

    . If you modify the properties, the modified properties become the current properties, and Tekla Structures uses them the next time you create an object of this type.

Modify surface properties

  1. If the property pane is not open, double-click the surface to open the Surface properties.
  2. Modify the properties as needed.

    For example, you can define the surface type and whether you want the surface to be cut by the holes in the part or pour object.

  3. Click Modify to apply the changes.

    The modified properties become the new current properties. Tekla Structures uses the current properties the next time you create an object of this type.

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