Install Tekla Structures service packs

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2021

Install Tekla Structures service packs

Install Tekla Structures service packs

Tekla Structures service packs are Tekla Structures version updates. Service packs can include new features, and improvements and fixes to existing features. We recommend that all users install the latest service pack.

Service pack software installation files are stand-alone installers that contain the full Tekla Structures version software. You do not need to separately install the related Tekla Structures version or a previous service pack. For example, you can install service pack 2 without installing service pack 1. If you have the related Tekla Structures version or a previous service pack installed on your computer, you do not need to remove it before installing a new service pack.

We recommend that you install the latest environments to ensure that the environments work correctly in the service pack. We recommend that you update all the environments that you are using.

You can find the service pack software and environment installation files in Tekla Downloads. Service packs are available for all users with a valid maintenance agreement.

Note:

You need to be logged in with administrator rights to install the Tekla Structures software on your computer.

Install a Tekla Structures service pack

You can install a service pack to update a Tekla Structures version or a previous service pack.

  1. Install the Tekla Structures service pack software.
    1. Download the service pack software installation file from Tekla Downloads to your computer.
    2. Double-click the installation file to run the installation.
    3. Follow the steps in the installation wizard to complete the installation.

      Note that if you have the related Tekla Structures version or a previous service pack already installed, you cannot select the installation folder. The service pack will be installed to the same folder as the version that you are updating.

      If you do not have the related Tekla Structures version or a previous service pack installed, you can select the installation folder and the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

      Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

      In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

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  2. Install the Tekla Structures environments.

    Note that the location of the environment installation folder depends on where you have installed the software. You cannot select the environment installation folder in the installation wizard.

    You do not need to remove any environments. Installing a newer version of an environment automatically upgrades the older version of that environment.

    1. Download the needed environment installation files from Tekla Downloads to your computer.
    2. Double-click the installation file to run the installation.
    3. Follow the steps in the installation wizard to complete the installation.

      You can select in the installation wizard that the environment setting files (.tsep) are installed when running the environment installation wizard.

      If you do not select to do this, the environment setting files are installed to the environment folder when you start Tekla Structures after the installation. Tekla Structures opens a dialog box that shows the installation progress.

Install an earlier Tekla Structures service pack

We recommend that you use the latest Tekla Structures service pack. In certain situations, you may need to revert to an earlier Tekla Structures service pack, or the related Tekla Structures version, even though you are already using a newer service pack.
Tip:

To easily revert to the previous installed service pack, go to Windows Control Panel > Recovery > Open System Restore. Search for the service pack version in the list and revert back to it.

If you want to use an earlier service pack than the previous installed, follow the steps below:

  1. Uninstall the Tekla Structures service pack software you are now using in Windows Control Panel.
  2. Uninstall the related Tekla Structures environments in Windows Control Panel.
  3. Install the Tekla Structures service pack software.
    1. Download the software installation file of the service pack from Tekla Downloads.
    2. Double-click the installation file to run the installation.
    3. Follow the steps in the installation wizard to complete the installation.

      You can select the installation folder and the model folder.

  4. Install the Tekla Structures environments.

    The latest environments are in Tekla Downloads.

    1. Download the environment installation files related to the service pack that you have installed.
    2. Double-click the installation file to run the installation.
    3. Follow the steps in the installation wizard to complete the installation.

      You can select in the installation wizard that the environment setting files (.tsep) are installed when running the environment installation wizard.

      If you do not select to do this, the environment setting files are installed to the environment folder when you start Tekla Structures after the installation. Tekla Structures opens a dialog box that shows the installation progress.

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