Ayrshire Apex Ties (69)

Software version: 2017

Last updated November 6, 2019 by Trimble Solutions UK tekla.support.uk@trimble.com

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Ayrshire Apex Ties (69)

The Ayrshire 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 a tie between two selected purlins.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Ayrshire Apex Ties (69) Tekla Structures model after adding Ayrshire Apex Ties (69)


  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • This macro will place the tie using the top holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

    Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

    in a purlin if the purlin type is a ZETAII, ZETAIII or ZED. For the ZETA system section 200, the top holes will be used, otherwise the middle holes will be used.
  • This macro will create two holes on each purlin unless holes are already exists.

Selection order example

  1. Purlin
  2. Purlin
  3. Pick a point or hole/bolt (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 Ayrshire Apex Ties (69)

See also

Ayrshire cold rolled - Important information
Ayrshire Apex Ties (69) - Parts tab
Ayrshire Apex Ties (69) - Parameters tab

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