Thomas Panels Apex Ties (9)

Software version: 2018i

Last updated August 21, 2019 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Thomas Panels Apex Ties (9)

The Thomas Panels and Profiles Apex Ties 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 various types of ties between the two purlins of an apex.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Thomas Panels Apex Ties (9) Tekla Structures model after adding Thomas Panels Apex Ties (9)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • Selected purlins must be facing each other.
  • Selected purlins must have the same section depth.
  • Both purlin sections must be parallel.
  • Roof slopes must have the same pitch.

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 Thomas Panels Apex Ties (9)

See also

Thomas Panels cold rolled - Important information
Thomas Panels Apex Ties (9) - Parts tab
Thomas Panels Apex Ties (9) - Parameters tab

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