Anchor (10)

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Anchor (10)

Anchor (10) connects two precast concrete parts, for example, two panels or a column to a panel. The precast concrete parts are connected with L profiles and with embedded connection profiles that act as anchors, for example, custom component bolt anchors or cast-in channels. The bolt anchors and the cast-in channels can be single-sided or double-sided. Additionally, seams can be defined between the main part and the secondary parts.

Objects created

  • Anchors (bolt anchors or cast-in channels)
  • L profiles
  • Bolts

Use for

Situation Description

Connection with L profiles and bolt anchors.

Connection with L profile and cast-in channel.

Selection order

  1. Select the main part (precast concrete panel or a column).
  2. Select the secondary part (precast concrete panel).

    The connection is created automatically when the secondary part is selected.

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to define the number of anchors (bolt anchors or cast-in channel profiles), edge distances and plate embed offset.

Description Example
1 Horizontal offset of the anchors.

The offset can be defined for both concrete parts separately.

2 Vertical offset of the anchors.

The offset can be defined for the top and bottom side.

3 Select how the anchors are distributed.

4 Select which of the anchors are omitted.

5 Connection plate horizontal offset from the centerline of an anchor.

This option is available only if you have set the orientation of the connection plate as follows on the Conn profile tab:

Anchors tab

Use the Anchors tab to define the properties, position and orientation of the anchors (bolt anchors or cast-in channel profiles).

Description Example
1 Anchor properties in the main part.

2 Select on which side the anchors are created in the main part.

3 Select whether a profile from the profile catalog is used as an anchor, or a custom part from the Applications & components catalog.
4 Anchor properties in the secondary part.

5 Select on which side the anchors are created in the secondary part.
6 Select whether a profile from the profile catalog is used as an anchor, or a custom part from the Applications & components catalog.
7 Select the connection method of the anchor.
  • Default (same as Weld to element)
  • Weld to element
  • Cast unit to element
  • Not add to element (bolt anchors or cast-in channels are loose parts)
  • Sub-assembly
8 Position and rotation of the anchors in the main concrete part.

For the Position in plane and Position in depth options, an offset can be defined.

9 Orientation of the anchors in the main part.

10 Position and rotation of the anchors in the secondary concrete part.

For Position in plane and Position in depth options, an offset can be defined.

11 Orientation of the anchors in the secondary part.

12 Select the cut-out method of the anchors.

Default, no cut

No cut

Cut-out shape is the exact profile contour of the bolt anchor or the cast-in channel

Box shape cut-out

Conn profile tab

Use the Conn profile tab to define the properties and position of the connection L profile.

Description Example
1 Connection profile properties.

2 Select on which side the connection profiles are created.

3 Select whether a profile from the profile catalog is used as a connection profile, or a custom part from the Applications & components catalog.
4 Position and rotation of the connection profiles.

For the Position in plane and Position in depth options, an offset can be defined.

5 Orientation of the connection profile.

6 Connection profile cuts.

These options are available only if you have set the orientation of the connection profile as follows on the Conn profile tab:

7 Select the connection method of the connection profile.
8 Select the connection profile type.
  • Library profile (define the profile using the L profile options).
  • Folded plate (define the dimensions using the options below).

Bolts tab

Use the Bolts tab to define the bolt properties and offsets.

Description
1 Horizontal bolt distances from the L profile edges.

Default value is half of L profile flange width.

2 Vertical bolt offsets.

Reference is the L profile centerline. Default value is 0 mm.

3 Select how the bolts are added in the main part.
4 Select how the bolts are added in the secondary part.
5 Bolting direction.

Cuts tab

Use the Cuts tab to define the cuts and the seams in the main and secondary parts.

Additionally, the main part can be extended, or the secondary part thickness can be increased or decreased.

You can create a seam by defining a cut between the main part and the secondary part.

Description Example
1 Extension of the main part.

If you need to extend the part, enter a value. Ensure that you have also selected a cut method from the cut type list. If you select the No cut option, the part is not extended.

2 Seam width.

Reference is the L profile centerline. Default value is 0 mm.

3 Left side cut along the secondary part.

Reference is the part centerline.

Part thickness is decreased.

4 Right side cut along the secondary part.

Reference is the part centerline.

Part thickness is decreased.

5 Cut reference for the main and secondary parts.

Main part near side

Main part centerline

Main part far side

6 Select the cut type.

Default, no cut

Reference is the main part. Secondary part will be adjusted to the main part using a fitting.

Reference is the main part. Secondary part will be adjusted to the main part using a line cut.

Reference is main part. Just like previous options, but the longest part of the panel will be removed using a line cut.

No cut

Default tab

Use Default tab to define part distances.

General tab

Click the link below to find out more:

General tab

Analysis tab

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Analysis tab

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