Kingspan Non-Standard Tie (6)

Software version: 2017

Last updated October 9, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Kingspan Non-Standard Tie (6)

The Kingspan Non-Standard Tie 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.

defines a non-standard single strut (Tubular, Multilok, SW, SX, SY or SWF) between two cold rolled members. It can be used to create a strut connection between two purlins, side rails or floor beams.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Kingspan Non-Standard Tie (6) Tekla Structures model after adding Kingspan Non-Standard Tie (6)


  • 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.
  • All purlin/rail lengths must be parallel.
  • All purlins must have the same offset from the rafter/stanchion.

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. Purlin/rail
  2. Purlin/rail
  3. Pick a position along a purlin/rail

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Kingspan Non-Standard Tie (6)

See also

Kingspan cold rolled - Important information
Kingspan Non-Standard Tie (6) - Parameters tab
Kingspan Non-Standard Tie (6) - Clamp Plates tab

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