Albion Apex Ties (66)

Software version: 2017

Last updated September 27, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Not environment-specific

Albion Apex Ties (66)

The Albion Apex Ties macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

can be used to define various types of ties between the two purlins of an apex.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Albion Apex Ties (66) Tekla Structures model after adding Albion Apex Ties (66)


  • It is important to realise that any modification of the parts to which this macro applies is likely to cause incorrect results in the model. This is because the items created by a macro are not redefined when changes are made to the previously selected members. If it is necessary to change any of the members upon which the macro is dependent then first delete all the parts created by the macro, make the required changes and finally re-apply the macro.
  • Most of the data required for this macro is fixed by Albion and stored in a series of data files supplied with Tekla Structures. Where standard data is not applicable, then certain items can be modified through the Parameters tab of the properties panel, but it is also possible to tailor the data files to individual requirements. This would require assistance from Tekla Structures support.
  • Selected purlins must be facing each other.
  • Selected purlins must have the same section depth. 

Selection order example

  1. Purlin
  2. Purlin
  3. Pick a point or hole (the point must be a Tekla point object, rather than a snap pointpoint to which Tekla Structures snaps


The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Albion Apex Ties (66)

See also

Albion cold rolled - Important information
Albion Apex Ties (66) - Parts tab
Albion Apex Ties (66) - Parameters tab

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