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Cross Bracing

Software version: 20.0 - 2019i

Last updated August 2, 2019 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Not environment-specific

Cross Bracing


Purpose and description
System Requirements
Using the Cross Bracing
Cross Bracing settings
Additional information

Purpose and description

A component to easily and quickly add cross style bracing to a transmission tower.

System requirements

Tekla Structures.

Using [extension]

To use the component:

  1. From the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

    The term component catalog is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

    select the Cross_Bracing component.

  1. Select the parts in the model (2 No.)

  1. Select the input points

Cross Bracing settings

Parameters Tab

Property Description
Options to specify the bracing spacing dimensions.
Option 1 - If set to No the bottom right dimensions 
is the same as the left dimension, if set to "Yes" then
the user can specify a different dimension.

All dimensions are along the leg.
The Leg Gauge Line dimensions of the profiles are read automatically from the GaugeLines.dat file (in the model, firm or system folder).
These can be over written by the user if necessary.
Options to turn On/Off the bracing sets.
The bottom set is always created.
If more than 5 sets are required then additional bracing can be added in the model.
Option to specify the input orientation for the bracing.
Red = Outside brace
Green = Inside brace
Option to show additional construction lines in the model on the Gauge line of the legs.

Profiles Tab

Property Description
The Bracing Gauge Line dimensions of the profiles are read automatically from the GaugeLines.dat file (in the model, firm or system folder).
These can be over written by the user if necessary.
Option to specify the bracing profile.
The component is expecting equal L profiles and will not give the correct results with unequal profiles or other profile shapes.

Offset Tab

Property Description
Option to give an Offset from the layout points
along the legs.
Offsets are symmetrical on both legs for each bracing set.
Option to give an offset from the leg face to both the inside & outside bracing.
eg. if a gusset plate is needed to connect the bracing to the leg.

Additional information

  • Only 5 sets of bracing can be applied at once
  • The Component direction must be set according to the directions shown in the dialog before applying

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