Tekla Structures 2020 release notes

Added December 15, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Tekla Structures 2020 release notes

Tekla Structures 2020 release notes

Welcome to Tekla Structures 2020!

Service packs

Follow the links below for information on new features, improvements and fixes made in each currently available service pack:


We suggest that you complete any unfinished models using your current version of Tekla Structures.

This version is not backwards compatible. When you create or save a model in Tekla Structures 2020, you cannot open it in older versions due to database differences.

Tekla Structures 2020 can only be installed on 64-bit Windows operating systems.

See the Tekla Structures 2020 hardware recommendations for more information.

Tekla Structures 2020 requires Tekla License Server 2017 or later. To check which license server version to use with your current Tekla Structures version, see Tekla license server 2020 hardware recommendations.

Administrator's release notes

Advanced users should read the Tekla Structures administrator's release notes for information on how to apply the additional customizations available in this release.

Localization release notes

Environment-specific changes are explained in the Localization release notes.

Tekla Open API release notes

The Tekla Open APIapplication programming interface that lets third-party applications integrate to and communicate with Tekla Structures

Tekla Open API enables, for example, customizing Tekla Structures.

release notes can be found in the Tekla Developer Center.

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by Andre Legault

The software is getting extremely sophisticated, what happen to the "KISS" principle

by Tommi Hautalahti

Thank you for your comment. I'm not sure if Tekla Structures ever was simple or if our users typically do simple projects, but certainly we aim to make things as simple as possible. If you would like to discuss this in more detail, I suggest you visit the user forum at forum.tekla.com and start a discussion there.