Foundation Pile

Last updated November 10, 2016 by Tekla Structures Extensions USA

Software version: 
Not version-specific
United States (Imperial)
United States (Metric)

Foundation Pile

Purpose and description

Makes placing concrete piles quicker and easier. This tool creates the pileslender column or pole that is put into the ground to carry loads or to provide support

Pile may be made of precast or cast-in-place concrete, or steel.

and has a very easy dialog box to set. The pile is based on the point that the user picks and not the global depth.

System requirements

Environments: US Imperial, US Metric
Languages: English

Installing Foundation Pile

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 Pile

To use this tool, the user needs to select a point in the model where the pile needs to be created.

Dimensions Tab:
This tab allows the user to set the offset vertically from the selection point and the overall length of the pile. The user also has control over object position to offset from the selection point.

Attribute Tab:
This tab allows the user to set the name, profile, material, classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

, prefix, start numberfirst number of a numbering series

and pour phasepart property that defines which cast-in-place concrete parts form a pour object

Pour phase can be used to prevent cast-in-place concrete parts from merging into one pour object.

of the pile.

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