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Upgrade Tekla Structures to a new version

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Upgrade Tekla Structures to a new version

Upgrade Tekla Structures to a new version

You can have many Tekla Structures versions on your computer. When you install and start using a new version, you do not need to uninstall the older versions. Note however, that you can have only one service pack related to a certain Tekla Structures version on your computer.

Note:

We recommend that you complete any models you are already working on using your current version of Tekla Structures. Once you save a model in the new version, you cannot open it in the previous versions anymore.

You can download the installation packages from the Tekla Downloads service.

Complete the upgrade in this general order (follow the links in the text for detailed instructions):

  1. Update the Tekla Structures license server. The updated version replaces the existing version you have installed.

    If you plan to use several versions of Tekla Structures , check the compatibility of the license server with different versions before upgrading.

  2. Renew your licenses as explained in Renew a Tekla Structures license.

    The renewed licenses can be used with the version indicated on the license and any previous versions that are compatible with your installed license server version.

  3. Install Tekla Structures.

    You can have many Tekla Structures versions and environments on your computer. When you install and start using a new version, you do not need to uninstall the older versions.

  4. Copy personal settings to a new Tekla Structures version.

    You can use the Migration Wizard tool to copy some of the personal settings to the new version. You can skip the copying if you do not want to copy the settings, or if you want to copy the settings from some other Tekla Structures version than suggested in Migration Wizardtool used when taking into use an updated version of Tekla Structures for copying settings defined by the user in the earlier version

    The migration wizard can be used to copy settings included in initialization files.

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  5. Transfer customized information to a new Tekla Structures version.

    In the new Tekla Structures version, you can use the information you have customized in the previous version. We strongly recommend that you create project and firm folders, and store the files you customize in these folders. Tekla Structures does not replace the files in project and firm folders when you install a new version. If you do not use project and firm folders, you need to transfer the customized information to the new version manually.

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