Pours in drawings

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Pours in drawings

Pours in drawings

Tekla Structures general arrangement drawings can present 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.

geometry, and pour breaks. Pour drawings can be used for communicating the sequencing of the pours, and the properties of the pours and pour breaks.

How to enable pours

Options and functionality related to pours are only available if pours are enabled in the model. Pours can be enabled in a model by setting the XS_​ENABLE_​POUR_​MANAGEMENT advanced option to TRUE. In the default environmentTekla Structures environment that contains basic example settings that are not related to any standards specific to a country or a region

, pours are only enabled in the (Concrete) Contractor role.


If the pours are enabled in the model, do not disable the pours using XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT , especially in the middle of the project. This may cause problems if you have drawings containing pours, and if you are sharing your model. The pours and pour breaks in the model and in the drawings may get invalid, and you may lose all pour-related modeling work.

Pour objects

The geometry of the pour objects is presented as monolithic concrete. The pour objects can be presented in plan, section and 3D drawings. Tekla Structures shows the pour object geometry in general arrangement drawings exactly like it has been modeled: overlaps and extra outlines vanish if the parts collide, have the same concrete material grade, have Cast in place as the Cast unit type , and have the same pour phasepart property that defines which cast-in-place concrete parts form a pour object

Pour phase can be used to prevent cast-in-place concrete parts from merging into one pour object.


You can select whether you want to show pour objects or not. You can use different colors, line types and fills in different pour objects. You can also modify the pour object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

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

in an open drawing on object, view and drawing level. For more information about showing the pour objects, see Show pour objects, pour marks and pour breaks in drawings.

Pour object marks

Using pour object marks, you can show information related to pour objects, for example, pour numberproperty of a pour object used to define the sequence of pours

, pour typeproperty of a pour object that uses a cast-in-place part name or a manually given value to describe the pour object

By default, the part name is used for pour type. The part name used is the name of the part with the largest volume in the pour object.

, material grade, planned pour start date and the name of the pour team. You can add automatic pour marks before creating the pour drawing, and add and modify pour object marks also in an open drawing.

Pour breaks

Pour breaks are shown in general arrangement drawings as they have been modeled. The pour breaks are represented by a symbol. You can change the symbol using the advanced option XS_​POUR_​BREAK_​SYMBOL. The symbol scale and the spacing between the symbols follows the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

scale automatically.

You can show pour breaks automatically, and modify the pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

properties and add associative notes to the pour breaks in an open drawing.

Predefined pour drawing properties and templates

In the default environment, the Concrete Contractor role contains some predefined drawing properties, a couple of traditional report templates, and an organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classification

Organizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories.

report templatetemplate that is used for creating a report

for pours. Your own environment may also contain some predefined drawing properties, and templates for pours. For examples of pour drawings and pour reports, see Examples of pour drawings and pour reports.


In the image below, you can see two pour objects colored differently, each having a pour object markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a pour object

. The pour break can be seen between the pour objects, it is represented by a symbol. The pour break is marked with an associative noteassociative annotation object that can include any additional information about the building object it is attached to

One building object can have several associative notes.


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