2018 Table of Contents

Improvements in pour management

Last updated March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Improvements in pour management

Improvements in pour management

In Tekla Structures 2018, pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be poured

The needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example.

is a new object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics

The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing object types are parts and marks.

similar to assemblies and cast units. A pour unit combines together a pour objectbuilding object that is formed of one or more cast-in-place concrete parts, or parts of cast-in-place concrete parts

The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and pour phase, and if they touch each other. Pour objects are visible in pour view.

and other objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

can be poured. Pour units are present in the model when XS_​ENABLE_​POUR_​MANAGEMENT is set to TRUE.

  • Pour hierarchy has now been changed so that the pour object and the other objects are directly under the pour unit, and the pour object and the other objects are on the same hierarchy level with each other.

    Previously, the other objects in the pour unit were below the pour object level in the hierarchy.

  • When theSelect assemblies selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

    is active and you select a pour object in a pour viewview that displays cast-in-place concrete parts merged into pour objects

    The cast-in-place concrete parts are merged into one pour object if they have the same material grade and if they touch each other.

    , the new object type, pour unit, is selected.
  • You can now inquire and modify the pour unit properties using theSelect assemblies switch, or the pour object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

    Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

    using theSelect objects in assemblies switch.
  • When you select a pour unit and right-click, the same commands are now available for the pour unit as for assemblies and cast units, for example Hide , Fit Work Area , Create View > 3D View (neighbor objects are not shown), and Zoom > Zoom Selected.

Pour properties in property pane

Pour unit properties and pour object properties are now shown in the property pane.

Also the pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

properties are now available in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

The property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

. For example, you can define the pour break type or add comments.

Filtering and reporting pour units

In filtering and object groups, Pour unit is now available as a category, and as an object type value when the Object category is selected.

In Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

, POUR_UNIT is available as a content type for rows. This means that you can now create reports for pour units.

In templates, if you have rows that list object properties such as reinforcement properties under pour objects, these rows will be empty. Update your existing templates to follow the new pour unit hierarchy.

For more information about filtering, see Filter objects and Examples of filters.

Pour units in Organizer

You can now use pour units in Organizer categories in the same way as assemblies and cast units when XS_​ENABLE_​POUR_​MANAGEMENT is set to TRUE. When you select pour units in the model or in the categories, Object Browser shows the pour objects and any other objects added to the pour unit under the pour unit in the hierarchy.

Synchronizing Organizer updates all properties of the changed pour unit objects in the Organizer database. Location properties are now added to pour units in synchronization. You can use location information when you create reports and inquiries.

Pour units in Task Manager

You can now add pour units to tasks in Task Managertool that enables the linking of temporal data to a model

The task manager can be used to create, save, and manage tasks that are used to create a schedule.

Model objects can be added to the tasks. Organizer categories can be used to select the model objects that will be added to the tasks.


New template attributes for pour units

Tekla Structures 2018 introduces new template attributes that you can use when you report pour unit information.

Pour management in shared models

  • Sharing pour unit information has been improved. When the new advanced option XS_​CALCULATE_​POUR_​UNITS_​ON_​SHARING is set to TRUE , Tekla Structures now automatically calculates the pour units when users start sharing, read in, or write out. Previously (and with XS_CALCULATE_POUR_UNITS_ON_SHARING set to FALSE ), each user had to run the Calculate pour units command in their local version of the shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

    With a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes are shared through Tekla Model Sharing. A shared model requires the use of a single-user model. The same model cannot be a shared model and a multi-user model.

    when they needed up-to-date pour unit information.
  • Pour units are now shown in the sharing changes list at the bottom pane of Tekla Structures. The list shows the changes after you have read in the model changes from the sharing service.

Rebar sets in pour units

  • Now Tekla Structures only checks for the new and modified rebar sets when it calculates the pour units. This improves the performance. Previously, when you run the Calculate pour units command, all rebar sets were checked.

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