Topping (58)

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Tekla Structures

Topping (58)

Use the Topping (58) component to model typical toppings along with their typical reinforcement.

Topping tab

Use the Topping tab to define the method of topping, configuration of elevation/thickness of topping, and the mesh created in the topping.



Elevation is specified

Select the method to use to specifiy the elevation of the exterior boundary surface of the topping:

  • Absolute elevation, EL: you can to specify the top surface elevation relative to elevation 0’-0’’.

  • Relative thickness, H: you can specify the top surface as a uniform thickness above the underlying precast floor units.

  • Use control points: Tekla Structures uses the polygon input points as the actual 3 dimensional nodes of the top surface of the toppings. Use this option to place a topping over any sloped surface.

Elevation value, EL

Enter an appropriate value based on the choice picked in the list box above. This input box is grayed out if you have selected the Use control points option.

Topping configuration

Specify whether the topping is integral with the underlying precast unit (monolithic) or poured on site.

Concrete material

Specify the concrete strength for the topping, from the material catalog.

Reinforcing mesh

Select the mesh reinforcement from the mesh catalog.

Advanced tab

Use the Advanced tab to alter the elevation of individual nodes.



Control point indexes

Specify one control point or multiple control point indexes simultaneously.


Specify the actual elevation/thickness (thickness at individual control points).

Attributes tab

Use the Attributes tab to define mesh and concrete properties.




Prefix for the part position number.

Start number

Start number for the part position number.


Tekla Structures uses the name in drawings and reports.


Use Class to group reinforcement.

For example, you can display reinforcement of different classes in different colors.

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