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Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail (36)

Software version: 2019

Last updated May 13, 2019 by Trimble Solutions UK tekla.support.uk@trimble.com

Software version: 
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Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail (36)

The Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail 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.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail (36) Tekla Structures model after adding Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail (36)


  • 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.
  • All rails in the bay must have the same section depth.
  • All rail lengths must be parallel.  

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 Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail (36)

See also

Metsec cold rolled - Important information
Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail (36) - Parts tab
Metsec Non-Standard Rapid Side Rail (36) - Parameters tab

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