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Working collaboratively within a Tekla Structures model

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

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Working collaboratively within a Tekla Structures model

Working collaboratively within a Tekla Structures model

To work collaboratively within a Tekla Structures model, you can select from two different methods:

Tekla Model Sharing

With Tekla Model Sharing a global team can work efficiently within one model regardless of the team location and time zones. The team members can work both simultaneously and at different times. Each user has a local version of the model on their computer. The model data is shared and synchronized over the Internet, and stored to a cloud-based Tekla Model Sharing service.

It is possible to work also offline. The Internet connection is needed only when you want to share your model changes.

Tekla Model Sharing requires a license.

Multi-user mode

Multi-user mode also allows several users to access the same model simultaneously. Multi-user mode 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 model and client computers run Tekla Structures. The multi-user model consists of a single master model on the file server computer and local views to the master model, called working models, on each users' computer. The model synchronization is done by saving the working model to the master model.


Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

and the multi-user modemode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

do not work together. When you want to work collaboratively, you need to select which one of the methods to use.

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