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Duggans Apex Ties

Last updated September 14, 2018 by Trimble Solutions UK tekla.support.uk@trimble.com

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Duggans Apex Ties

The Duggan Steel 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 Duggan Steel Apex Tie Tekla Structures model after adding Duggan Steel Apex Tie

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 Duggan Steel 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 Duggan Steel Apex Ties

See also

Duggans cold rolled - Important information
Duggans Apex Ties - Parameters tab

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