Create fittings

Last updated May 6, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create fittings

Create fittings

You can fit the end of a part by creating a straight cutting linestraight line that is defined by picking two points and used for shaping the part or a rebar set

between two points you pick. Use fittings to shorten beams. Do not use fittings for making considerable beam extensions.

When you create fittings, Tekla Structures fits the part end to the cutting line and automatically deletes the shortest side of the part. Use plane view when you create fittings.


Ensure that the Snap to nearest points (point on line) snap switchswitch used for controlling what kind of points Tekla Structures snaps to

The user needs to activate snap switches to be able to pick different points, for example, line ends and intersections.

Snap switches help the user to pick points in order to position model objects precisely without having to know the coordinates or create additional lines or points.

is active when you create fittings.


  • Fittings cannot be used on contour plates.
  • If you apply a second fittingadjustment of a part end

    on the same part end, Tekla Structures will ignore the first fitting. This happens if you use the Fit part end command for cutting and try to make two cuts on the same part end. In situations like this, use, for example, the Line cut command instead.
  1. On the Edit tab, click Fit part end.
  2. Select the part you want to cut with a fitting.
  3. Pick the first point of the cutting line.
  4. Pick the second point of the cutting line.

    Tekla Structures creates a fitting between the two points you picked. The fitting adjusts the end of a beam on a plane, perpendicular to the view planeplane in a space that defines the view

    In Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.

    View depth is defined starting from the view plane.


(1) Fitting symbol

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