Split and join slabs and mats

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Split and join slabs and mats

Tekla Structural Designer allows you to both sub-divide existing slab items into smaller items, and merge slab items into larger items.

Note: The commands for splitting and joining slab items are only accessible in 2D views.

Split slab and mat items

  1. Do one of the following:
    To Do this
    Split slabs
    • On the Model tab, click Slab Split.

    Split mats
    • On the Foundations tab, click Mat Split.

  2. Hover the mouse pointer over the slab or mat edge, grid point, or other point where you want to start the split.
    Note:

    The points used to define the cut line can be outside the boundary of the slabs being split. Thus, they do not need to be on the slab edges.

  3. Click the start point of the split.
  4. Click the second point of the split on either the same or other item or panel.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To continue the split, click subsequent split points.
    • To end the split, click the second point of the split again.

    Tekla Structural Designer splits any slab items entirely crossed by the split along the cut line.

Join slab and mat items

Restriction:

You can only join slab items that share a common edge.

  1. Do one of the following:
    To Do this
    Split slabs
    • On the Model tab, click Slab Join.

    Split mats
    • On the Foundations tab, click Mat Join.

  2. Select the first of the slab items (the master item) that you wish to join.
    Note:

    The slab items selected later will adopt the properties of the master item.

  3. Select the second slab item.

    Tekla Structural Designer joins the selected slab items to create a new one.

  4. Select additional slab items as required, or press Esc.
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