Foundation Pad

Last updated November 10, 2016 by Tekla Structures Extensions USA

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United States (Imperial)
United States (Metric)

Foundation Pad

Purpose and description

Makes placing pad footings much easier because the object is added at the point that you pick not the global coordinates. This makes modeling in elevation other than zero much easier.

System requirements

Environments: US Imperial, US Metric
Languages: English

Installing Foundation Pad

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 Foundation Pad

Attributes Tab:
This tab is very similar to the pad footingfooting that supports a single point of contact

Pad footing usually supports one column.

dialog box. Place the correct information that you need in the fields.

Position Tab:
This tab allows you to set the distance offset from your insertion point to the top of the footing and also the overall depth of the footing. The distance is measured from your pick point.

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