Concrete Stairs Tool

Last updated March 31, 2021 by Precast Extensions

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Concrete Stairs Tool


Intuitive tool for modeling concrete stairs of any common shapes.
Support for straight, L- , U- and spiral stairs. 


Activate the stair creation from the applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

and component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications


After activating the creation, options will appear in the contexual toolbar.
Options at the top are for selecting the type of the stair:

  1. Straigh
  2. L -shape
  3. U-shape
  4. Spiral
  5. Advanced stair (step by step)

Dropdown in contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

is for aligment of the stairs to its insertion points:

  1. Center (middle)
  2. Left (Stairs are created to the left side of the picked points)
  3. Right (Stairs are created to the right side of the picked points)

Wrench icon opens the options of the tool

In Options there are controls for:

  1. Geometry type (Solid stairs or only steps)
  2. Cover thickness ( Thickness of the stair)
  3. Numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

    In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

  4. Parameters


All other editing happens with the direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

and from the contextual toolbar.
Here are available direct modifcations to a L-shape stair:

  1. Height
  2. Width
  3. Walkline location
  4. First step height
  5. Other step heights
  6. Step length for selected step
  7. Last step heights 

In conxtual toolbar you can adjust stair parameters. For L stair you will get following options:

1. Flexible space of the stair

  • Scale last step
  • Scale step height
  • Scale step lengths

2. Corner type

  • Without platform
  • With platform

3. Minimum step distance



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