Define the pour phase of a part

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

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Define the pour phase of a part

Define the pour phase of a part

Use the 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.

property to separate pour objects from one another. By defining pour phases, you can prevent cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

parts from merging even if they have the same material grade and they touch or overlap one another.


Pay attention to pour phases when you create cast-in-place concrete parts. For example, use pour phase 0 for horizontal structures, like beams and slabs, and pour phase 1 for vertical structures, like columns and walls, to separate them to different pour objects. In this way you can make sure that the number of parts included in each single 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.

is reasonable, and that your models do not slow down due to too large pour objects.

To modify the pour phase of a part:

  1. Double-click a concrete part to open the part properties 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.

  2. Under Cast unit:
    1. In the Cast unit type list, ensure that the 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 set to Cast in place.
    2. In the Pour phase box, enter a pour phase.

    By default, the pour phase is 0. If you are unable to change the value, the cast unit type that you set in step 2a is incorrect.

  3. Click Modify.

When you define pour phases, make sure that parts in different pour phases do not overlap. If you use parts (not pour objects) to report geometric information, overlapping volumes of different pour phases are not merged but counted twice in calculations, and you may end up with incorrect volume, area, or weight information.

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