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Create a concrete slab

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Create a concrete slab

Create a concrete slab

When you create a concrete slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

, the profile you select defines the thickness of the slab and the points you pick define the shape. The corners of the slab can be chamfered.

  1. On the Concrete tab, click Slab .
  2. Pick the corner points of the slab.
  3. Click the middle mouse button.

    Tekla Structures creates the slab, using the Concrete slab properties 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.


Alternatively, you can start the command in the property pane.

  1. Ensure that you have nothing selected in the model.
  2. In the property pane, click the Object type list button and select Concrete slab from the list.

    Tekla Structures starts the command and shows the properties in the property pane.

Create a round concrete slab

  1. Create a square slab with four equal sides.
  2. Select the slab.
  3. Select the handles of the slab.

    To select all the handles at once, hold down the Alt key and drag the mouse from left to right, covering all the handles.

  4. Press Alt + Enter to display the Chamfer Properties dialog box.
  5. Select the round chamfer symbolfrom the list.
  6. Enter the chamfer radius in the x box.
    The radius must be equal to half of the side of the square.
  7. Click Modify.

Alternative way of creating a round slab

  1. Create a diamond-shaped slab with four equal sides.
  2. To round the corners, use the arc point chamfer type.

Modify concrete slab properties

  1. If the property pane is not open, double-click the slab to open the Concrete slab properties.
  2. Change the properties as needed.
  3. Click Modify to apply the changes.

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

Concrete slab properties

Use the Concrete slab properties in the property pane to view and modify the properties of a concrete slab. To open the properties, double-click the concrete slab. The file name extension of a concrete slab property filefile that contains properties or settings in the property pane or a dialog box

Property files are saved in the current model folder. The user can copy property files to the project or firm folders for future use.

User-defined attributes can be stored as a property file.

is *.csl.

If you have customized the property pane layout, the list of properties may be different.





User-definable name of the slab.

Tekla Structures uses part names in reports and in Document manager , and to identify parts of the same type.


Thickness of the slab.


Material of the slab.


Type of finish.

Finish is user-definable. It describes how the part surface has been treated.


Use to group slabs.

For example, you can display parts of different classes in different colors.


At depth

Position depth of the concrete slab. The position is always perpendicular to the work plane.

Cast unit

Cast unit numbering

Part prefix and start number for the part position number.

Cast unit

Indicate whether the slab is precast or cast in place.

Pour phase

Pour phase of the cast-in-place parts. Use to separate pour objects from one another.

Custom properties


Click the More button to open the user-defined attributes (UDAs) of the part. UDAs provide additional information about the part.

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