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Add Bolt Dimension macros

Last updated June 26, 2017 by Tekla Support US tekla.support.us@trimble.com

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Add Bolt Dimension macros

Add Bolt Dimension


To use the 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.


  1. Select the bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

    The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

    or array to dimension

  2. Select the part to dimension bolts relative to

Add Bolt Dimension with Point


To use the macro:

  1. Select the bolt group or array to dimension

  2. Select the part to dimension bolts relative to

  3. Select a relative point to dimension the bolts to

Starting in v21.1, the above Macros are available in all US Environment Roles

  • Cast In Place

  • Engineering

  • Precast Detailing

  • Steel Detailing

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