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BW Apex Ties (56)


Software version: 2019i

Last updated November 8, 2019 by Trimble Solutions UK tekla.support.uk@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i
Environment: 
Not environment-specific

BW Apex Ties (56)

The BW Industries' 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 BW Industries Apex Ties (56) Tekla Structures model after adding BW Industries Apex Ties (56)

Notes

  • 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.
  • Selected purlins must be facing each other.
  • Selected purlins must have the same section depth. 

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 BW Industries Apex Ties (56)

See also

BW cold rolled - Important information
BW Apex Ties (56) - Parts tab
BW Apex Ties (56) - Parameters tab

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