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Split parts

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

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Split parts

Split parts

Use splitting to split a part into two. You can use splitting with straight parts, polybeams and curved beams without offsets, and normal and tapered reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

groups. You can also split plates and slabs by using a polygon.

Split a straight or curved part or polybeam

  1. On the Edit tab, click Split.
  2. Select the part you want to split.
  3. Pick a point for the dividing line.
  4. If you split a polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picks

    The segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam.

    , check that the following are correct:

    • The position and orientation settings of the split polybeams
    • The components related to the split polybeams

Split a plate or slab using a polygon

  1. Ensure that the Z axis is perpendicular to the plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

    (1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

    (2) plate that represents a steel structure

    (2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

    or 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.

    you want to split.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Split.
  3. Select the part you want to split.
  4. Pick positions to outline the polygon to be used for splitting.
  5. Click the middle mouse button to close the polygon and to split the part.

When you pick the corner points of the polygon to be used for splitting, make sure the starting and end points are:

  • outside of the part, and

  • on the same side of the part.


If you split contour plates that have bolts, welds or surface treatments, check the result after splitting.

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