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Modeling Concrete Penetrations with Tekla Structures

In this video, we take a look at how to create penetrations in concrete structures. Specifically, we discuss the use and placement of pipe sleeves, conduit penetrations, and steel plate-lined block-outs.

The methods discussed in this video are meant to introduce the concepts for creating these openings from a basic modeling standpoint. Users are encouraged to use existing components to expedite the modeling process of some of these elements, or even create their own custom components specifically for creation penetrations.

For more information on creating your own custom components, refer to the Tekla User Assistance webpage and search “Creating Custom Components” or enroll in our course “Advanced - Custom Tekla Structures Advanced - Custom Components” found on

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