The Tekla Structures - Trimble Connect Desktop interoperability tool allows the collaboration between Trimble Connect Desktop and Tekla Structures in Trimble Connector. Prerequisite is to have Trimble Connect Desktop installed, a valid license and 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 to login to Tekla User Assistance.
If you do not have the Trimble Connect Desktop application yet, install it from https://app.connect.trimble.com/tc/app#/store. Then download the Tekla Structures - Trimble Connect Desktop interoperability tool from Tekla Warehouse.
Before collaborating, you need to do the following:
In Trimble Connect Desktop, open a project, and in Tekla Structures, open a model.
In Trimble Connector, export the Tekla Structures model to Trimble Connect in IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability
IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).
Model can be exported into an IFC file.
- Download and make the model visible in Trimble Connect Desktop.
The following buttons are available in Trimble Connector for collaboration between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop:
To adjust a Trimble Connect Desktop view, select a Tekla Structures view, and click in Trimble Connector.
To adjust Tekla Structures view camera and projection based on Trimble Connect Desktop view, select a Trimble Connect Desktop view and click in Trimble Connector.
To select Tekla Structures native model objects based on Trimble Connect Desktop object selection, click in Trimble Connector.
To select Trimble Connect Desktop objects based on Tekla Structures object selection, click in Trimble Connector. Selection also supports assembly levelassembly’s place in the assembly hierarchy
The assembly level is expressed as a number.