Create infill members

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Create infill members

In order to quickly place a pattern of infill members into selected plays in a level, sloped plane, or frame, you can use the Create Infills command.

Note: Infills can only be created within four sided enclosed bays with members or meshed/mid-pier shear walls attached to all sides. All suitable bays are shaded green when Create Infills is selected.
Restriction:

You cannot create infills in 3D views.

Define the infill properties and pattern

  1. Open a 2D scene view.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Create Infills.
  3. Go to the Properties window.
  4. In Define Beams, select one of the following:
    • By number allows you to specify the number of equally spaced members in the pattern.

    • By spacing allows you to specify the exact positions of the beams, separating them by a comma.

    • By max spacing allows you to create as many equally spaced beams in the pattern as possible without exceeding the max spacing.

  5. In Direction, select one of the following:
    • Perpendicular allows you to have the members drawn perpendicular to the highlighted edge member.

    • Parallel with left allows you to have the members drawn parallel to the edge member that connects to the end 1 of the highlighted edge member.

    • Parallel with right allows you to have the members drawn parallel to the edge member that connect to the end 2 of the highlighted edge member.

  6. Define the element parameters according to your needs.
    Tip:

    If you have saved infill properties to a named property set, you can recall them by selecting the set in the drop list at the top of the Properties window.

Place the pattern in a single bay

Note: Infills can only be created within four sided enclosed bays with members or meshed/mid-pier shear walls attached to all sides. All suitable bays are shaded green.
  1. Hover the mouse pointer over the required bay, adjacent to the required edge member.
  2. If necessary, change the orientation by moving the cursor to a different edge member, or by adjusting the general parameters in the Properties window.
  3. Click the bay to create the pattern.

Place the pattern in multiple bays

Note: Infills can only be created within four sided enclosed bays with members or meshed/mid-pier shear walls attached to all sides. All suitable bays are shaded green.
  1. Drag a box around the required bays to select them.
  2. Hover the mouse pointer over one of the bays, adjacent to the required edge member.
  3. If necessary, change the orientation by moving the cursor to a different edge member, or by adjusting the general parameters in the Properties window.
  4. Click to create the same pattern in all the selected bays.
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