Metsec Eaves Brace (24)

Software version: 2017

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Not environment-specific

Metsec Eaves Brace (24)

The Metsec 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, or purlin to purlin.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Metsec Eaves Brace (24)Tekla Structures model after adding Metsec Eaves Brace (24)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • Most of the data required for this macro is fixed by Metsec 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.
  • A double cleat will always be defined to the first part selected and a single cleat will be defined on the second part. The point selected in this macro controls which bolt position to use for the single cleat, if the point selected is below the centreline the bottom 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.

    will be used.
  • All purlin lengths must be parallel.
  • All purlins must have the same offset from the rafter.

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
  2. Purlin
  3. Pick a position along a purlin

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Metsec Eaves Brace (24)

See also

Metsec cold rolled - Important information
Metsec Eaves Brace (24) - Parts tab
Metsec Eaves Brace (24) - Parameters tab

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