Single Purlin Settings

With the Single Purlin Settings command, settings such as section, angle, elevation, placement, material, drawing can be accessed.

Location of Single Purlin Settings

Click the setting icon in steel purlin toolbar, which appears on the screen after the single purlin command runs.

General Tab



Element ID

It is the name of the purlin that appears in the plan, reports and drawings.


The profile used appears. One of the previously defined profiles can be selected by clicking the list, or a new profile can be selected from the dialog that opens when the Load Section button is clicked.

Load section

By accessing the ready section library, a list of American and European finished rolling sections is reached and a selection is made from the list.


The material for the single purlin is selected.

Rotation angle

It is the value that determines the angle of the purlin with respect to the purlin axis. According to the given angle value, the purlin is drawn by rotating around its axis.


It is the value determining the height of the purlin from the story base. Positive elevation raises the purlin.

Right delta elevation

It is used to make inclined purlins. It is the elevation value of the right end of the purlin relative to the story base.

Cas. filled hole count on the start/at the end

For honeycomb profiles, it is the number that determines how many holes the honeycomb spaces will start from the beginning and the end. The honeycomb purlins will be full up to the given number.


These are the options that determine the delta of the purlin in the plan according to its axis. It provides adjustment of 9 different offset in the placement of the purlin on the axis. Select the relevant option in the diagram shown according to the purlin section or enter any numerical value in the user-defined section.

Schematic drawing

The schematic drawing and dimensions of the selected section are shown.

Appearance Tab




It is the color of the purlin’s border lines. It scrolls on the color palette that is opened by clicking and holding down the left mouse button. The button is released when the desired color is reached. The color box turns into the selected color.

Line type

Line type of the line forming the purlin is selected in the plan. Clicking the down arrow buttons to the right of the boxes opens the list of line types. From this list, the desired line type is selected by clicking with the left mouse button.


The material to be covered on the solid model of the purlin is selected. The purlin is covered with the selected material and displayed in the solid model like this.

Texture world length

Texture length is entered. For example; If 1 meter is entered, the selected material texture is taken as 1 meter and covered on the selected object. Considering that the texture is in the form of a square, the object surfaces are covered with 1x1 textures arranged side by side.

Text placement

The position where the purlin name will be written relative to the purlin is determined according to the figure in the dialog. The program will place the name of the element according to the position selected when the purlin was created.

X/Y Displacement

X and Y coordinates are entered according to the upper right corner of the purlin name. If the dimension X value is positive, the dimension text shifts to the left, if it is negative, it shifts to the right. If the dimension Y value is positive, the dimension text will scroll up, and if it is negative, it will scroll down.

Name text

The height of the purlin name text is entered. The color box is slid over the color palette that is opened by clicking and holding down the button with the left mouse button. The button is released when the desired color is reached. The color box turns into the selected color. If clicked together with the Shift key, the pen thickness of the relevant color can be adjusted. If the button below is clicked, the Font Settings dialog opens. Purlin Name Text, font type is set from this dialog.

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