Column Capital

Last updated November 10, 2016 by Tekla Structures Extensions USA

Software version: 
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United States (Imperial)
United States (Metric)

Column Capital

Purpose and description

Makes creating capitals for column under concrete slabs into a one step process. This tool makes creating them much easier. This tool is included in the Concrete Tools extension.

System requirements

Environments: US Imperial, US Metric
Languages: English

Installing Column Capital

To install 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


  1. Close Tekla Structures (if running)
  2. Download MSI Installer from Tekla Warehouse
  3. Install and run MSI Installer
  4. Start Tekla Structures
  5. Open Model
  6. Before version 2016:  A new toolbar icon which will launch the tool should now be visible. For 2016 version and newer: a new thumbnail under Ungrouped items in the Applications and components side pane will appear.

Using Column Capital

To use this tool, the user needs to select an existing Tekla 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.

and then column that you want to create a capital on.


Picture Tab:
This tab allows the user to offset the capitals from the column and the rotation of the capitals based on the column.

Options to have two or one section created for the capitals, option to have the column cut by the depth of the capitals, option to add to the slab’s cast unit. Option to have the two capitals have different/similar offsets and then the position rotation of the capitals.

Slab 1 Tab:
Define the upper capital size and depth, etc.

Slab 2 Tab:
Define the lower capital size and depth, etc.

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