BW Side Rail Supports (51)

Software version: 2019i

Last updated November 8, 2019 by Trimble Solutions UK

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BW Side Rail Supports (51)

The BW Industries' Side Rail Supports 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 arrangement of side rail supports between the rails of a bay. The macro can also provide the necessary connections between the top rail and an eaves beam.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding BW Industries Side Rail Supports (51) Tekla Structures model after adding BW Industries Side Rail Supports (51)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • Most of the data required for this macro is fixed by BW 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.
  • Only one eaves beam may be selected for inclusion in the bay.
  • All rails in the bay must have the same section depth.
  • All rail lengths must be parallel.
  • Eaves beam must be parallel to rails and above the last rail.
  • The outside of the rails / eaves beams must align. 

Selection order example

  1. Stanchion (which can be of any type)
  2. Stanchion (which can be of any type)
  3. As many rails as required and an eaves beam (if required)
  4. Click middle mouse button

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding BW Industries Side Rail Supports (51)

See also

BW cold rolled - Important information
BW Side Rail Supports (51) - Parts tab
BW Side Rail Supports (51) - Parameters tab

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