Kingspan Eaves Brace (16)

Software version: 2017

Last updated October 9, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Kingspan Eaves Brace (16)

The Kingspan Eaves Brace 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 eaves brace individually between an eaves beam and a purlin.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Kingspan Eaves Brace (16)Tekla Structures model after adding Kingspan Eaves Brace (16)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • Most of the data required for this macro is fixed by Kingspan 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.
  • Eaves beam and purlin must be parallel.
  • Within the macro the cleat to purlin, cleat to eaves beam and the strut can be rotated to avoid clashing with the roof restraint system.
  • For roof pitches between -18° to +18° the NB1 eaves beam strut cleat should be used, see Parameters tab.
  • For roof pitches between +19° to +45° the NB2 eaves beam strut cleat should be used, see Parameters tab.

Selection order example

When selecting a position ensure Snap to nearest points (points on line) Snap to nearest points (points on line) button is turned on.

  1. Eaves beam
  2. Purlin
  3. Pick a position along a purlin

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Kingspan Eaves Brace (16)

See also

Kingspan cold rolled - Important information
Kingspan Eaves Brace (16) - Parameters tab

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