Create parts and modify part properties

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create parts and modify part properties

Create parts and modify part properties

In Tekla Structures , the term part refers to the basic building objects that can be modeled and detailed further. Parts are the building blocks of the physical modelstructural model with a direct or indirect counterpart in the structure to be built


You can create steel parts and concrete parts. A special type of parts are items. Use them to model objects that would be difficult to model using basic Tekla Structures parts and commands, such as cutting.

Create steel parts by using the commands on Steel tab on the ribbon. Create concrete parts by using the commands on the Concrete tab on the ribbon.

Every part has properties that define it, such as material , profile , and location. Also, parts have user-defined attributes (UDAs) that you can use to provide additional information about a part. You can use part properties in view filters and selection filters to, for example, select, modify, and hide parts. You can also include part properties and UDAs in drawing and report templates.

To view and modify the part properties , use 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.

The property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

. You can view and modify the properties of a one part type at a time, or the common properties of several, similar part types. If needed, you can copy properties from one part to another part by using theCopy properties button in the property pane.

Basic concrete parts

The basic concrete parts are

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