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Thomas Panels Non-Standard Side Rail (52)

Software version: 2018i

Last updated April 3, 2019 by Trimble Solutions UK tekla.support.uk@trimble.com

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Thomas Panels Non-Standard Side Rail (52)

The Thomas Panels and Profiles Non-Standard Side Rail support 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 individual supports between selected side rails. The macro can also be used between the top rail in a bay and an eaves beam.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Thomas Panels Non-Standard Side Rail (52) Tekla Structures model after adding Thomas Panels Non-Standard Side Rail (52)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • Most of the data required for this macro is fixed by TPP 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 rail lengths must be parallel.
  • An eaves beam must be parallel to the rail.
  • The outside of the rails or eaves beams must align.  

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. Rail (or eaves beam)
  2. Rail
  3. Pick a position along a purlin

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Thomas Panels Non-Standard Side Rail (52)

See also

Thomas Panels cold rolled - Important information
Thomas Panels Non-Standard Side Rail (52) - Parts tab
Thomas Panels Non-Standard Side Rail (52) - Parameters tab

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