Review and set imposed load reduction

Tekla Structural Designer
2022
Tekla Structural Designer

Review and set imposed load reduction

By selecting the Imposed load reduction attribute in Show/Alter State you can graphically review and set imposed load reduction parameters.

Tip: Graphical editing will typically be more effective than the alternative of opening the Properties dialog box for each member individually.

Review load reduction attributes

  1. Open a view and change the view regime to Review View.
  2. On the Review tab, click Show/Alter State.
  3. Go to the Properties window.
  4. In the Attribute list, select Imposed load reduction
  5. Set Mode to Review.
  6. Set the Load reduction attribute as required:
    • Applied imposed load reduction factor
    • Reduce imposed loads by
    • Count the floor as being supported*
    • Number of floors carried*

    * Not applicable if working to the Australian regional code.

    The view updates to display the selected load reduction attribute information.

Tip: Hover the cursor over a member to see all the above attributes in a tooltip.

Set 'Reduce imposed loads by' percentage for beams/slabs

To graphically reduce imposed loads on beams and slabs by a percentage proceed as follows:
  1. Open a view and change the view regime to Review View.
  2. On the Review tab, click Show/Alter State.
  3. Go to the Properties window.
  4. In the Attribute list, select Imposed load reduction
  5. Set Mode to Set.
  6. Set the Load reduction attribute to Reduce imposed loads by.
  7. Enter the percentage.
  8. Set the Entity type that you want to modify.
  9. Click or box around entities in the Review view to apply the new percentage.
    The view updates to display the revised reduction percentages.
Tip: Hover the cursor over entities that don't have the currently selected percentage reduction to see their attributes in a tooltip.

Set 'Count floor as being supported' for columns/walls

Note: Not applicable if working to the Australian regional code.

To graphically set the 'Count floor as being supported' property at specific levels for columns and walls proceed as follows:

  1. Open a view and change the view regime to Review View.
  2. On the Review tab, click Show/Alter State.
  3. Go to the Properties window.
  4. In the Attribute list, select Imposed load reduction
  5. Set Mode to Set.
  6. Set the Load reduction attribute to Count the floor as being supported.
  7. Check or uncheck the Count the floor as being supported checkbox as required.
  8. Click on a column or wall just above/below a specific floor to set/unset the Count the floor as being supported property at that level for the selected column or wall.
Tip: Set the Entity type to Any, Column, or Wall to work on specific entities only.

Set 'Assume extra floors supported' for columns/walls

Note: Not applicable if working to the Australian regional code.

To graphically set the 'Assume extra floors supported' property for columns and walls proceed as follows:

  1. Open a view and change the view regime to Review View.
  2. On the Review tab, click Show/Alter State.
  3. Go to the Properties window.
  4. In the Attribute list, select Imposed load reduction
  5. Set Mode to Set.
  6. Set the Load reduction attribute to Assume extra floors supported.
  7. Enter the Assume extra floors supported number.
  8. Click or box around columns and walls to apply the new value.
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