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Software version: 2017 - 2019i

Last updated August 2, 2019 by Tekla Support US tekla.support.us@trimble.com

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CATALOGuser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

NAME: Pourstop v4


The version (v4) of this component was first available in v2017. It is included in the v2017 US environment Model Templates and Custom Components folder. This custom component can also be imported and used in v2016 and v2016i.


This Custom Componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

adds a pourstop to the beam as a polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picks

The segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam.

. It provides for a correct BOM on the drawings and in reports. It works so the total length is from the start point of the first pourstop to the end point of the last pourstop. You can adjust the setbacks from the beam end points and control the gapany space between two objects

The term gap is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

between each pourstop.

Parts created

  • Polybeam bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

    (1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

    Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

    (2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

  • End closure plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

    (1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

    (2) plate that represents a steel structure

    (2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

  • Welds
  • Bolts

Picking order

1.    Beam

The pourstop can be moved from one side of the beam to the other by adjusting the option list on the Picture tab.

Closure plates can be turned on at the ends of the pourstop by the option lists on the Parts tab.


Enter the maximum length of the plates on the Parts tab – the remaining plate will be shortened as necessary to fit.

If the last plate does not overlap the beam it will appear red in the model.

If your beam has 9 pourstops, the 9th one can be made longer than the maximum length using the right end offsetpart property that is used to move the ends of a part, relative to the part’s reference line

field. When this happens the 9th plate will appear yellow in the model.


Bolts tab

When bolting the pourstops to a beam, if either the left or right ends of the pourstop extend past the end of the beam the overlapping distance of those pourstops are smaller. For these instances you can use the FIRST or LAST controls located at the bottom of the Bolts tab.

Number of Bolts

When the Number of Bolts option is used, the middle field above the option image is used for the number of bolts.

This number will be used in all pourstops, regardless how much overlap there is with the beam.

If you want to control the number of bolts in the first or last pourstop, use the FIRST or LAST fields located at the bottom of the Bolts tab.

These quantities will be used to change the number of bolts used in the first and last pourstop.

Bolt Spacing

When the Bolt Spacing option is used, the right field above the option image is used for the bolt spacing.

This spacing will be used in all pourstops, regardless how much overlap there is with the beam.

If you want to control the bolt spacing in the first or last pourstop, use the FIRST or LAST fields located at the bottom of the Bolts tab.

These distances will be used to change the bolt spacing used in the first and last pourstop.

If you want the FIRST and/or LAST values to again be controlled by the main Bolt Spacing distance or main Number of Bolts, then all you need to do is delete the value in the FIRST or LAST fields and click Modify. This will cause the FIRST and/or bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

to use the values set at the main level.


Starting in v21.1, the above Custom Component is available in all US Environment Model Templates

  • CIPcast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

    -Rebar Detailing
  • Engineering
  • Precast Detailing (hidden)
  • Steel Detailing*

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by Sunil Thomas

Looking Good. I need a small gap between pourstop. Can you please include that as well. Generally this gap is installation gap and few client requesting for this. Thank You.

by Tekla Support US

Thanks we will look at that option also