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Get started as a Tekla Structures administrator

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

Software version: 
2018i

Get started as a Tekla Structures administrator

Get started as a Tekla Structures administrator

To get started as a Tekla Structures administrator, you should familiarize yourself with the concepts related to installation, licensing and customization.

Information sources for administrators

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.

provides help information for all levels of users, including administrators. 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.

By default, all help content is online. Offline help installation packages are available in Tekla Downloads. We 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.

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 start using the new features in Tekla Structures.

Tekla Discussion Forum

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

to log in.

Tekla Structures training

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

Your local support

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

You can find the email address and phone number of your local support in Tekla User Assistance when you are logged in and your account is connected to your organization's group.

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