Albion HCSS Column (58)

Software version: 2017

Last updated September 27, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Albion HCSS Column (58)

The Albion Horizontal Cladding Support System 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 a run of cladding rails between rails and cleats at a set column position.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Albion HCSS Column (58) Tekla Structures model after adding Albion HCSS Column (58)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • 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.
  • Diagonal tie wires to columns with a HCSS members are assumed to connect to the back bolt on the purlin cleat if a HCSS top cleat is in use, and the front if a HCSS bottom cleat is in use. This is the only way tie wires can be attached without fouling the HCSS cleats. Therefore no other provisions are made to deal with tire wires.
  • All rails must be connected to the columns using the Albion Cold Rolled Sleeved (118).
  • All rail lengths must be parallel.

Selection order example

  1. Column
  2. Side rails (if two rails join at the column then select both)
  3. Middle click

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Albion HCSS Column (58)

See also

Albion cold rolled - Important information
Albion HCSS Column (58) - Parts tab
Albion HCSS Column (58) - Parameters tab

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