Pours in drawings

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

Pours in drawings

Tekla Structures general arrangement drawings are able to present pour object 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

Pours can be enabled in a model by setting the XS_​ENABLE_​POUR_​MANAGEMENT advanced option to TRUE. In the default environment, 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 phase.

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 properties 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 number, pour type, 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 view scale automatically.

You can show pour breaks automatically, and modify the pour break 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 organizer report template 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 mark. The pour break can be seen between the pour objects, it is represented by a symbol. The pour break is marked with an associative note.

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