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Create a pad footing

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

Software version: 
2019

Create a pad footing

Create a pad footing

  1. On the Concrete tab, click.
  2. Pick a point.

    Tekla Structures creates the pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

    Pad footing usually supports one column.

    using the Pad footing 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.

    , and at the level defined in the properties.

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 Pad footing from the list.

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

Modify pad footing properties

  1. If the property pane is not open, double-click the pad footing to open the Pad footing properties.
  2. Change the properties as needed.

    For example, to create a circular pad footing, select a circular section for Profile.

  3. Click Modify to apply the changes.

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

Pad footing properties

Use the Pad footing properties in the property pane to view and modify the properties of a pad footing. To open the properties, double-click the pad footing. The file name extension of a pad footing 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 *.cpf.

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

Setting

Description

General

Name

User-definable name of the pad footing.

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

Profile

Profile of the pad footing.

Material

Material of the pad footing.

Finish

Type of finish.

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

Class

Use to group pad footings.

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

Position

Vertical

Vertical position of the pad footing, relative to pad footing's reference point.

Rotation

Rotation of the pad footing around its axis on the work plane.

Horizontal

Horizontal position of the pad footing, relative to pad footing's reference point.

Top

Position of the top surface of the pad footing in the global z direction.

Bottom

Position of the bottom surface of the pad footing in the global z direction.

Cast unit

Cast unit numbering

Part prefix and start number for the part position number.

Cast unit

Indicate whether the pad footing 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

More

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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