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Hollow Core Lifting Loops

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

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Hollow Core Lifting Loops

Hollow Core Lifting Loops

Hollow Core Lifting Loops creates lifters for hollow core slabs. Hollow Core Lifting Loops works with single hollow core slabs, or with floors that are created with Modeling of floor bay (66) modeling tool.

Objects created

  • Lifters

Use for



Hollow core slab with recesses, hollow core fillings and lifting devices.


You also need a lifting device. The lifting device can be created as a custom partcomponent for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

, or it can be imported to the model. Alternatively, you can use an external configuration file in XML format to define the properties for the recess, the lifting device and the 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.


Before you start

Create a hollow core slab and a lifting device.

Selection order

  1. Select the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

    (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

    (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

    (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.


    The recess and hollow core fillings are created.

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