Duggans VCR Cover Channel

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

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Duggans VCR Cover Channel

The Duggan Steel VCR Cover Channel connection can be used to place and connect a channel member on top of an existing vcr member.

Before and after

Tekla Structures model before adding Duggan Steel VCR Cover Channel connection Tekla Structures model after adding Duggan Steel VCR Cover Channel connection


  • Any modification of the selected parts will cause this 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.

    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

  1. Rail
  2. Rail
  3. Vertical channel rail (vcr)
  4. Click middle mouse button

The order to select Tekla Structures model when adding Duggan Steel VCR Cover Channel

See also

Duggans cold rolled - Important information
Duggans VCR Cover Channel - Parts tab
Duggans VCR Cover Channel - Parameters tab

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