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Duggans Non-Standard Side Rail (SideRailSupport)

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

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Duggans Non-Standard Side Rail (SideRailSupport)

The Duggan Steel Non-Standard Side Rail support 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 individual supports between selected side rails.

Before and after

ekla Structures model before adding Duggan Steel Non-Standard Side Rail Tekla Structures model after adding Duggan Steel Non-Standard Side Rail

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.
  • All rail 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. Rail
  2. Rail
  3. Pick a position along a purlin

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Duggan Steel Non-Standard Side Rail

See also

Duggans cold rolled - Important information
Duggans Non-Standard Side Rail - Parts tab
Duggans Non-Standard Side Rail - Parameters tab
Duggans Non-Standard Side Rail - Bolts tab

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