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Tekla Structures installation

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

Tekla Structures installation

Tekla Structures installation

Tekla Structures installation software and environments are available for download in Tekla Downloadsonline portal service for downloading Tekla product family software packages and applications

For example, Tekla Structures can be downloaded from Tekla Downloads.

Tekla Downloads is one of the Tekla online services.

. Before you can start using Tekla Structures , you need to install the Tekla Structures software and the needed environments on your computer, and in addition, install and set up a Tekla Structures license server and activate your Tekla Structures license. Tekla Structures uses the FlexNet Publisher License Management (FlexNet) licensing system.

The Tekla Structures software installation file is a full main or intermediate version package. Tekla Structures installation always includes the Blank project environment that includes only generic content, such as parametric profiles and undefined materials. Other Tekla Structures environments are available as separate installation files. The licenses you can use and their activation IDs are listed in an entitlement certificate you receive via e-mail.

You can install the Tekla Structures license server on the same computer as the Tekla Structures software and environments. The license server can also be installed on a separate server computer if there are many Tekla Structures users and many Tekla Structures licenses in the company.

The FlexNet licensing system is not used with Tekla Structures Learning Edition, and FlexNet licensing instructions do not apply. For more information about Tekla Structures Learning Edition, see Tekla Campus.

Centralized installation

Tekla Structures can be installed across the company network using centralized installation. Installing Tekla Structures centrally across the company network saves time in a large company as the installation is done silently in the background for each user.

Using Tekla Structures with application and desktop virtualization

Tekla Structures can be used with the Citrix 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

and desktop virtualization. Tekla Structures is installed on a server or on a virtual machine running on the server. Using Tekla Structures from the server ensures that all users in a project are using the same project environment set-up.

Version updates: Service packs

Version updates are published to complement a main or intermediate version of Tekla Structures. Version updates are available in Tekla Downloads. The updates contain new features, improvements and fixes to existing features.

Service packs are available to all customers with a valid maintenance agreement. We recommend that all users install the latest service pack.

Borrowing licenses with License Borrow Tool

If you want to work offline and do not have the Tekla Structures license server on your computer, you can borrow an activated license from the license server using the Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool. The borrowed license is transferred from the license server to your computer. It is not available for other users during the borrowing. The installer for Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool is available in Tekla Downloads.

Collaboration within a Tekla Structures model

Multi-user mode allows several users to access the same model simultaneously. Multi-user modemode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

is suitable for local teams with projects where the team members do not necessarily have an Internet connection. In the multi-user mode a server computer runs the multi-user server, a file server computer contains the multi-user master modelmulti-user model from and to which information is fetched and saved in multi-user mode, and into which Tekla Structures merges changes that individual users make in the working models

It is not possible to work on the master model.

and client computers run Tekla Structures. The Tekla Structures multi-user server installer is available in Tekla Downloads.

Using the multi-user server requires your company to have more than one Tekla Structures license.

Tekla Model Sharing also allows several users to access the same model simultaneously. With Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

a global team can work efficiently within one model regardless of the team location and time zone. The model data is shared and synchronized over the Internet, and stored to a cloud-based Tekla Model Sharing service. It is also possible to work offline. Tekla Model Sharing requires a license.

Extensions

Extensions are applications that have been made using the Tekla Open APIapplication programming interface that lets third-party applications integrate to and communicate with Tekla Structures

Tekla Open API enables, for example, customizing Tekla Structures.

or custom components. Extensions are not part of the Tekla Structures product release. Extensions for Tekla Structures are available in Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

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You can import the Tekla Structures extensions that have the .tsep file extension to the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

in Tekla Structures. The extensions are installed when you restart Tekla Structures. Tekla Structures extensions that have the .msi file extension have to be installed separately by running the installation file.

Tekla User Assistance

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.

collects all help and support material to one place. By default, all help content is online. You can access Tekla Structures help material in Tekla User Assistance by pressing the F1 button in Tekla Structures. You can also use the help offline. Offline help installation packages are available in Tekla Downloads.

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