Automatically join all concrete beams
Tekla Structural Designer automatically forms concrete beam lines as part of the combined analysis and design process. However, if you would prefer to have greater control yourself, you can run the Beam Lines command manually. This way, you can verify that continuous beam lines are formed as you intend before proceeding with the design.
When run manually, the Beam Lines command applies to all concrete beam members in the model, irrespective of whether they are selected or not.
The angle in plan at which the two beams meet is less than the Limiting join angle in plan specified in
The angle in elevation at which the two beams meet is less than the Limiting join angle in elevation specified in
The amount by which the cross sectional areas of the two beams overlap is greater than the Minimum section overlap percentage specified in
In addition, if either of the two beam ends being joined is pinned, Tekla Structural Designer does not join them unless the Join pinned beam end option is selected in .
To join the concrete beams in the model automatically, do the following: