Thomas Panels Non-Standard Anti-Sag (57)

Software version: 2020

Last updated September 4, 2020 by Trimble Solutions UK

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Thomas Panels Non-Standard Anti-Sag (57)

The Thomas Panels and Profiles 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 spring fixes and angle braces individually between selected purlins.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Thomas Panels Non-Standard Anti-Sag (57) Tekla Structures model after adding Thomas Panels Non-Standard Anti-Sag (57)


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this macro to be updated.
  • Most of the data required for this macro is fixed by TPP 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 purlin 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. Purlin
  2. Purlin
  3. Pick a position along a purlin

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Thomas Panels Non-Standard Anti-Sag (57)

See also

Thomas Panels cold rolled - Important information
Thomas Panels Non-Standard Anti-Sag (57) - Parts tab
Thomas Panels Non-Standard Anti-Sag (57) - Parameters tab

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