Install and license Tekla Structures
To use Tekla Structures, you need to have a license, and Tekla Structures installed on your computer. In most cases, you will also install a standard localized environment or your organization's own customized Tekla Structures environment. Each environment includes many important localized settings and tools, such as profiles, templates and components.
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About Tekla Structures licenses
Tekla Structures cannot be used without a valid license.
You license most full commercial configurations of Tekla Structures by activating an entitlement certificate on your license server (on-premises licensing). The entitlement certificate is sent in an email to the contact person your organization has named when purchasing the license.
Online licensing is used with the EPM Modeler and Partner configurations and with the free learning license (Tekla Campus).
The Tekla Structures Partner and EPM Modeler configurations have an online license that is connected to your Trimble Identityuser account to sign in to both Trimble and Tekla products and online services
For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Warehouse, Tekla User Assistance, and Tekla Campus.
. The license is delivered directly to the Tekla Online Admin tool, where your organization's administrator(s) can assign the online licenses to individual users.
For a free learning license for Tekla Structures, visit the Tekla Campus site, where you can activate an online license that is connected to your Trimble Identity. Note that you are not allowed to use this configuration for commercial work.
You can see the license type of licenses in the About Tekla Structures dialog box. It is either Domestic or Enterprise. For the Partner edition, the value is Partner and for the Tekla Campusonline portal service for students to learn Tekla Structures
Tekla Campus offers a student license for using Tekla Structures for learning. Tekla Campus includes a learning environment for Tekla BIM tools.
Tekla Campus is one of the Tekla Online services.
edition the value is Educational.
If you manage your own installation of Tekla Structures
The general process you must complete:
- Download installers.
- Install the software.
- Activate your license.
In detail (follow the links for step-by-step instructions):
Create your Trimble Identity to access all Tekla online servicesservices provided for the users of Tekla products through different online channels
For Tekla Structures users Tekla Online services include Tekla Campus, Tekla User Assistance, and Tekla Warehouse, for example.
- Download the installation package for Tekla Structures, the license server and at least one of the Tekla Structures environments from Tekla Downloads.
Install the Tekla Structures software and at least one of the Tekla Structures environments on your computer:
If you have a standard on-premises license, install the license server software on your computer and activate your license.
If you have an online license, you can start Tekla Structures and select the Use your Tekla online license licensing option. Online licenses are available for specific configurations as listed in the previous section above.
If someone manages Tekla Structures for you
You need an account to access Tekla online services. If your administrator has not invited you to your organization, ask to join so that you have access to all Tekla online services:
In most cases, your Tekla Structures administrator will prepare a customized installation package for you or install the software for you. Ask your administrator for further instructions.
To be able to use Tekla Structures outside the office, you may need to know how to borrow a license for offline use:
If you manage Tekla Structures for other users
Install the Tekla license server.
Install Tekla Structures for your own use and start customizing it for your organization.
Add users to your organization group in the Tekla Online Admin tooltool that is used in an organization to manage users’ licenses and access rights to Tekla Online services
Each user must have a Trimble Identity. The users can be the organization’s internal or external members.
to give them full access to Tekla online services and any online licenses that your organization may have.
Deploy Tekla Structures to the users in your organization.
Continue developing your organization's customizations and redeploy as needed.
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