BW Horizontal Cladding Support Column (33)

Software version: 2017

Last updated October 3, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK

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BW Horizontal Cladding Support Column (33)

The BW Industries' Horizontal Cladding Support Column 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 an arrangement of PJR sections between the rails at the column position. The macro can also provide the necessary connections between the top rail and an eaves beam.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding BW Industries Horizontal Cladding Support Column (33) Tekla Structures model after adding BW Industries Horizontal Cladding Support Column (33)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • Most of the data required for this macro is fixed by BW 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.
  • All rails must be connected to the columns using the BW Cold Rolled Sleeved (131)
  • Only one eaves beam may be selected for inclusion.
  • All rails in the bay must share the same sheeting face.
  • All rail lengths must be parallel.
  • Eaves beam must be parallel to rails and above the last rail. 

Selection order example

  1. Column
  2. Rails
  3. Click middle mouse button

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding BW Industries Horizontal Cladding Support Column (33)

See also

BW cold rolled - Important information
BW Horizontal Cladding Support Column (33) - Parts tab
BW Horizontal Cladding Support Column (33) - Parameters tab

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