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Position columns, pad footings, and orthogonal beams

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

Software version: 
2019

Position columns, pad footings, and orthogonal beams

Position columns, pad footings, and orthogonal beams

For parts that you create by picking only one point (such as columns), you can define the top and bottom level of the part in the global z direction. The part is created at the defined level, not at the level you picked in the model. This can be useful when creating multi-story structures, as you can define exact levels for each part you create.

To define the top and bottom levels of a part:

  1. Create a part that requires you to pick only one point.

    For example, a column.

  2. Double-click the part to open the part properties.
  3. Go to the Position settings area.
  4. Modify the top and bottom levels of the part.
    • Top : Use to define the top level of the part.

    • Bottom : Use to define the bottom level of the part.

  5. Click Modify.

Example

In this example, the concrete columns form a two-story structure. To position the upper columns correctly, you must modify their bottom level position.

(1) Top level = 1000, Bottom level = 0

(2) Top level = 1700, Bottom level = 1200

(3) 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.

thickness = 200

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