2.18.4 The “Strip footing” tool in Tekla Structures
The “Strip footing” tool is similar to the “Steel Polybeam”
tool. Substantially it is just a beam drawn up by a broken line defined
by several points.
The similarity of the concrete modeling tools with the steel modeling
tools is a quite logical one, though there are three almost identical instruments,
such as “Strip footing”, “Concrete panel”, “
The “Strip footing” tool is of rare use as all the concrete
elements are preferable to be created by straight lines using the “Create
beam by two points” tool. The “Strip footing”
tool functional is not reflected by its title, as it can be used for modeling
any concrete volume, with no account for the object type: foundation, panel,
girt, or any other.