Show pour objects, pour marks and pour breaks in drawings

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Show pour objects, pour marks and pour breaks in drawings

Show pour objects, pour marks and pour breaks in drawings

You can show pour objects and pour breaks in general arrangement drawings. You can also add automatic 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.


Ensure that you have enabled pour management (set the advanced option XS_ENABLE_POUR_MANAGEMENT to TRUE.)

To show pour objects and pour breaks automatically, modify their appearance and add pour object marks:

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing .
  2. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  3. In the properties dialog box, click the View... button and set Show pours in drawing to Yes , and click OK.
  4. Click the Pour object... button to modify the properties:
    • Content tab: Select whether you want to see the hidden lines and own hidden lines, and the edge chamfers by clicking on or off.
    • Appearance tab: Set the color and type for visible lines and hidden lines.
    • Fill tab: Select the fill for the pour object face and/or pour object section face.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click the Pour object mark... button, select the contents and appearance of the mark, and click OK.
  7. Click the Pour breaks... button and set the Visibility to Visible and click OK.

    You can also select whether you want to show pour breakbuilding object used to split a pour object into smaller pour objects

    hidden lines on the Visibility tab. On the Appearance tab you can change the color and type of the visible and hidden lines in pour breaks.

  8. Modify the other properties as required. For example, click Reinforcement... and set the Visibility of all reinforcing bars to Visible to show the reinforcement in the pour drawing.
  9. Save the changed properties and click OK.

    Now you can create the general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

    General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

    using the modified properties. The pour objects, pour object marks and pour breaks are shown accordingly.

    You can also open the pour drawing and modify the properties further on drawing, view and object level.

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