Sub Models dialog box

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Sub Models dialog box

The Sub Models dialog box allows you to split the structure into a continuous series of sub models, working from the top of the building down to, and including the foundations.

Location

In the Structure tree, double-click Sub Models.

Content

Button, Command or Option Description
Options
Level Before any analysis has been performed, only two levels are displayed, one at a distance (2m) above the highest construction level and a second at the same distance below the lowest level. These cannot be changed. Hence, at this point, there is a single sub-model comprising the whole structure.
Active

Only active levels act to divide the structure into sub-models. The top and bottom levels must always remain active, as there must always be at least one sub model.

Once intermediate levels have been inserted, you can choose to inactivate them if required. When this occurs the sub-models immediately above and below the level in question are merged into a single sub-model.

Auto Generate If any adjustments to the cutting planes or cutting plane levels, or any of them are set as inactive you must also clear Auto-Generate. Otherwise the changes you have made will be lost the next time the sub models are generated.
Buttons
OK Allows you to save any changes made.
Cancel Allows you to discard any changes made.
Insert Above Allows you to insert a new sub model between the selected level and the one above. It defaults to being located half way between the two, however this can be edited manually, provided it remains between the two reference levels.
Insert Below Allows you to insert a new sub model between the selected level and the one below. It defaults to being located half way between the two, however this can be edited manually, provided it remains between the two reference levels.
Delete
Generate

Allows you to auto generate default sub models or not

  • Checked

    Auto Generate creates default sub models for every level specified as a floor in the Construction Levels dialog. It is optional as default sub models are automatically generated for you when you run the analysis, provided the Auto Generate box on the dialog is checked. You may choose to do this if you want to review the sub models prior to the first run of the analysis.

  • Unchecked

    Does not Auto Generate sub models prior to the first run of the analysis.

Note: The Generate button can also be used to revert back to the default sub models at any time.

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