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Information sources for administrators

Last updated March 23, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Information sources for administrators

Information sources for administrators

Trimble Identity

Tekla Online services use Trimble Identityuser account to Tekla online services and other Trimble services

For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. The organization that the user’s Trimble Identity belongs to, determines the user’s access rights. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Campus and Tekla Warehouse, and to log in to Tekla User Assistance.

for identification. In addition to Tekla services, you can use your Trimble Identity with several other Trimble services, such as Trimble Connect(1) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(1) Trimble Connect platform’s microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

(2) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

(2) Reference models are used in Trimble Connect application instead of using import and export.

(2) Trimble Connect application includes web, desktop and mobile clients, and the Sync tool, for example.

and SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

Trimble Identity provides single-sign-on access for Tekla Online services. You can sign in one service and then browse to another online service without a need to log in again, see the services landing page. Use Trimble Identity also when signing in to Tekla Structures , Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.

, and Tekla Field3D.

For more information, see Trimble Identity for Tekla Online services.

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 the Tekla Structures help material in Tekla User Assistance by pressing the F1 button in Tekla Structures. If you have a dialog box open, Tekla Structures takes you straight to the related topic. You can add useful help topics to your favorites or to your bookmarks, depending on the browser you use.

You can also use the help offline. Offline help installation packages are available in Tekla Downloads.

You can also access the help offline from the Tekla Structures File menu. We strongly recommend that you use the online help when possible as it is updated constantly.

The help is also available when Tekla Structures is not running. Depending on your Windows operating system, through the Start menu or Start screen , select the Tekla Structures <version> and click Documentation.


The Readme document is available in PDF format through the Windows Start menu or Start screen , depending on your Windows operating system. Select the Tekla Structures <version> and click Documentation. Readme contains useful information on the Tekla Structures version, and links to Tekla Online services. Readme is available in 11 languages.

Release notes and Administrator's release notes

Release notes and Administrator's release notes are published in Tekla User Assistance for each new main and intermediate version of Tekla Structures. They contain very useful information that you can use when upgrading to a newer version of Tekla Structures.

Release notes contains information about the new features, improvements and fixes to existing features. Administrator's release notes contains useful information on how to localize and take the new Tekla Structures features into use.

Tekla Discussion Forum

Tekla Discussion Forum is a useful place to share experiences, ask questions, and discuss with advanced users. You need a Trimble Identity to log in.

Tekla Structures trainings

To use Tekla Structures to its full potential we strongly recommend users to attend training courses held by the local Trimble Solutions office/reseller.

Your local support

If you have a valid maintenance contract, you can e-mail or phone your local support for help.

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