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Link Tekla Structures with an analysis application

Added April 1, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Link Tekla Structures with an analysis application

Link Tekla Structures with an analysis application

To use an external analysis applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

with Tekla Structures analysis models, you need to install a direct link between Tekla Structures and the analysis application.

Before you start, ensure that you have:

  • Access to the Tekla User Assistanceonline help and self-support service for Tekla Structures

    Tekla User Assistance includes instructions, support articles, and instructional videos, and it offers a possibility for feedback.

    Tekla User Assistance is one of the Tekla online services.


  • Administrator rights to your computer

  1. Log in to your computer as an administrator.
  2. Install Tekla Structures if you do not already have it installed.
  3. Install the analysis application if you do not already have it installed.
  4. Log in to the Tekla User Assistance service and browse for the link installation instructions in Support Articles > Analysis and Design .
  5. Click an appropriate article, for example, Linking Tekla Structures with SAP2000.
  6. Follow the instructions in the support article to download the link for the analysis application.
  7. If needed, install the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

    IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

    Model can be exported into an IFC file.

    and CIS/2 formats as advised in the support article.

If you need to uninstall and reinstall Tekla Structures and/or the analysis application for some reason, you will also need to reinstall the link after installing Tekla Structures and/or the analysis application.

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