Metsec Non-Standard Anti-Sag (25)

Software version: 2019

Last updated May 13, 2019 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Not environment-specific

Metsec Non-Standard Anti-Sag (25)

The Metsec Non-Standard Anti-Sag 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 round loks/anti-sag bars individually between selected purlins.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Metsec Non-Standard Anti-Sag (25) Tekla Structures model after adding Metsec Non-Standard Anti-Sag (25)


  • 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.
  • The order in which the purlins are selected will determine the up directionconnection or detail property that indicates how the created connection is rotated around the component secondary part, or the created detail around the component main part, relative to the current work plane

    The up direction options are +x, -x, +y, -y, +z, -z, and auto.

    of any round lok created by this macro. The round lok will always be placed going to the top gauge line on the first purlin and the bottom gauge line on the second purlin.
  • All purlin lengths must be parallel.
  • All purlins must have the same offset from the rafter unless the Parameters tabRule Type option is set to Barrelled.

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 Non-Standard Anti-Sag (25)

See also

Metsec cold rolled - Important information
Metsec Non-Standard Anti-Sag (25) - Parts tab
Metsec Non-Standard Anti-Sag (25) - Parameters tab

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