Beam lines settings

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Beam lines settings

The Beam Lines page allows you to control the parameters used for continuous concrete beam formation:

Note:

The parameters are only used to control the automatic concrete beam joining that occurs during the design process or when the Beam Lines command is run. The parameters are not considered when members are joined manually using the Join command.

Item Description

Join pinned beam end

Allows you to control whether joining should occur or not if a pin is defined at the end the last span of the first beam or the start of the first span of the second beam, the fixity at the end in question changing from pinned to continuous once joined. If the beam is subsequently re-split at the same location, the pin gets reinstated.

Limiting join angle in plan

Specifies the limiting angle in plan to be applied for joining beams. Only beams meeting in plan at an angle less than the specified value can be joined. Where two beams start at the end of the first, the one that has the minimum angle is the one that gets connected.

Limiting join angle in elevation

Specifies the limiting angle in elevation to be applied for joining beams. Only beams meeting in elevation at an angle less than the specified value can be joined. Where two beams start at the end of the first, the one that has the minimum angle is the one that gets connected.

Minimum section overlap

Allows you to apply a tolerance when joining beams if they do not fully overlap in section. You can use it to prevent joining if there is very little physical overlap between the beam cross sections.

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