Purlin generator


Creates purlins onto a rectangular area. The script is designed for the generation of purlins onto the roof of a warehouse building with multiple frames. The purlins are connected to the substructure with links. The definition of the plane of the roof, number of the frames, section of the purlins and other parameters can be done through an input dialogue after the start of the script.
It is also possible to mirror the generated purlins, which can be useful in case of duopitch roofs.

Current version: 1.1 (release date: 2023.10.30.) Made for Consteel 16 build 2908.
- Moved link creation before purlin creation, in preparation for a stricter rule in Consteel 17 for link creation, that requires structural elements to already exist at both ends of the link before the link can be created.

v1.0 (release date: 2021.10.26.) Made for Consteel 15 build 1172.

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Márton Lendvai

Responsible for planning and testing of software features and engineering-related tasks.