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Orthotropic properties in Tekla Structural Designer

This new feature enables different stiffnesses to be set for the two orthogonal (X and Y) directions of slabs, thus making them orthotropic. This can model slab elements that exhibit orthotropic material properties and are assumed to behave in a predominantly “one-way spanning” manner, such as precast slab units, profiled steel decking, timber decks on floor joists, and cross-laminated timber (CLT) elements.