View cast-in-place concrete structures

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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View cast-in-place concrete structures

View cast-in-place concrete structures

When pour management is enabled, you can view cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

structures in model views either as parts or as pour objects.

Depending on your needs, you can switch between the different representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

options for cast-in-place concrete structures. For example, working in a part view is useful when you want to reinforce individual parts or change their geometry. 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.

is useful when you want to find out the volume of concrete to be poured or check which objects belong to a 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.

, or when you want to reinforce continuous structures that span multiple parts.

Set the appearance of cast-in-place concrete structures

You can define how cast-in-place concrete structures appear in a model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.


  1. Ensure that pour management is enabled.
  2. Double-click the view to open the View Properties dialog box.
  3. Click Display to open the Display dialog box.
  4. Ensure that the Parts check box is selected.
  5. In the Cast in place list, select either:
    • Parts

    • Pours

  6. If you selected Parts for the cast-in-place concrete structures, in the Cast in place parts list, select either:
    • Merged

      Tekla Structures shows concrete parts as merged in the model if their cast unit typeproperty of a concrete part in a cast unit that defines if the structure type of the part is precast or cast in place

      is Cast in place , if they have the same material grade and pour phase number, and if they touch or overlap one another. When these criteria are met, Tekla Structures removes the outlines of the individual parts within each continuous concrete structure.

    • Separated

      Tekla Structures shows concrete parts as individual parts and separated by their outlines.

  7. Ensure that the view is selected.
  8. Click Modify to save the changes.

To quickly change the representation of the active view from Parts to Pours , and the other way round, clickPour view on the Concrete tab.

You can also create two views, a pour view and a part view, and keep them both open side by side on your screen.

Part view vs. pour view

Continuous concrete structures cannot be selected or highlighted in part views. When you hold the mouse pointer over a concrete structure in a part view, Tekla Structures highlights the original parts belonging to it. You can select a part and modify it if needed:

Duplicates and overlapping parts are counted only once in the volume calculations for pour objects. Note that single part and cast-unit volumes are still calculated the same way as before, which means that the sum of single part and cast-unit volumes may be higher than the volume of pour objects that are defined from exactly the same part geometry.

When you reinforce a concrete structure, you need to reinforce the individual concrete parts within it in part views, or you can reinforce pour objects by using Reinforcing Bar Shape Catalog or rebar sets in pour views. Therefore, you can reinforce a part of a continuous concrete structure independently from the whole continuous concrete structure. All reinforcement are visible both in part views and in pour views.

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