Two-sided seating with dowel (76)

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Two-sided seating with dowel (76)

Two-sided seating with dowel (76)

Connects a column and two beams using anchor bolts.

Parts created

  • Anchor bolts (2)

  • Nuts (2)

  • Washer plates (2)

  • Bearing plates (2)

  • Fittings for beam and column (2)

  • Holes for bolts (2)

  • Corbels (optional) (2)

  • Recesses for washer 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.

    and nut (optional) (2)

Where to use

Option Description

Connects two beams to a column using anchor bolts and creates corbels. Nuts and washer plates on the surface of the beams.

Connects two beams to a column using anchor bolts. Nuts and washer plates recessed into the beams. Second beam is sloped, and is cut to create a gap between the beam and the column.

Before you start

Create the following parts:

  • Concrete column (round or rectangular profile)

  • Two concrete beams (rectangular, HI, I, L, or inverted T profile)

Defining properties

Use the tabs in the Two-sided seating with dowel (76) dialog box to define the following properties:

Tab Contents More information


Dimensions defining the position of the anchor bolts relative to the beams and bearing plates.

Options to cut and shape the ends of the beams and to fit column or beams.

To use the same dimensions for both beams, set Use the same parameters for left and right beams to Yes and enter the dimensions for the left beam only.

Shaping beam ends (76, 78)

Fitting beam or column (76)


Bearing plate, bolt, nut and anchor bolt properties


Left beam

Right beam

Left beam is the first beam picked and right is the second.

Anchor bolt, bolt hole and recess properties.

Clearance between beam and column if beam is sloped.

Defining bolt hole dimensions

Creating a recess (75, 76)

Defining recess dimensions


Option to create corbel, corbel properties

Chamfering corbels



General tab


Information needed for structural analysis

Analysis tab

Picking order

  1. Column

  2. Beam 1

  3. Beam 2

Click the middle mouse button to finish picking and create the connection.

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