Create a concrete panel or wall

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a concrete panel or wall

Create a concrete panel or wall

You can create a concrete panel or wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel.

that passes through the points you pick.

  1. On the Concrete tab, click Panel .
  2. Pick the points you want the panel or wall to go through.
  3. Click the middle mouse button.

    Tekla Structures creates the panel or wall using the Concrete panel 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.

    The property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

    . Note that you cannot create a closed panel or wall structure.

  4. If you want to create curved segments, chamfer the corners of the panel or wall.

    For example:

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 Concrete panel from the list.

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

Modify concrete panel or wall properties

  1. If the property pane is not open, double-click the panel or the wall to open the Concrete panel properties.
  2. Change the properties as needed.
  3. Click Modify.

Concrete panel or wall properties

Use the Concrete panel properties in the property pane to view and modify the properties of a concrete panel or a wall. To open the properties, double-click the panel or the wall. The file name extension of a concrete panel property fileobject type specific file that contains values of properties or settings used in the property pane or a dialog box

Property files are saved in the current model folder. The user can create and modify property files and copy them to the project or firm folders for future use.

User-defined attributes related to a specific object type are stored in a separate property file.

is *.cpn.

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





User-definable name of the panel.

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


Profile of the panel (thickness × height of the wall).


Material of the panel.


Type of finish.

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


Use to group panels.

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


On plane

Panel's position on the work plane, relative to the panel's reference line.


Rotation of the panel around its axis on the work plane.

At depth

Position depth of the panel. The position is always perpendicular to the work plane.

End offset


Change the length of the panel by moving the beam end point along the panel's reference line.


Move the panel end perpendicular to the panel's reference line.


Move the panel end in the z direction of the work plane.

Cast unit

Cast unit numbering

Part prefix and start number for the part position number.

Cast unit

Indicate whether the panel or wall is precast or cast in place.

Pour phase

Pour phase of the cast-in-place parts. Use to separate pour objects from one another.



Plane of curvature.


Radius of the curved panel.

Number of segments

Number of segments Tekla Structures uses when drawing the curved panel.

Concrete covers for rebar sets

Coordinate system

Select whether the concrete cover thickness of the rebar sets in the part is defined in the global coordinate system, or in the part's local coordinate system.

The default global and local cover thickness values are defined in the Options dialog box.

If you select the empty option, Tekla Structures uses the global values.

Top, Bottom, Sides, Front , Back, Start, End

To override global or local default values from the Options dialog box, define the cover thickness at each required part face.



Click the User-defined attributes button to open the user-defined attributes (UDAs) of the part. UDAs provide additional information about the part.

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