Use Tekla Structures together with Trimble Connect

Software version: 2019i - 2021

Last updated February 5, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

Use Tekla Structures together with Trimble Connect

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This video shows how to use Tekla Structures together with Trimble Connect.

  • Create a new project in Trimble Connect
  • Link the project to a Tekla Structures model
  • Import an IFC file from Trimble Connect to the model
  • Export model objects to Trimble Connect
Trimble Connector
Trimble Connect
Trimble Connect Desktop
Collaboration between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop

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by Kristóf Szigeti

Is there any article which shows how to put trimble connect to the ribbon or after installing trimble connect desktop it will be able to be adjust?

by Anna from User Assistance

Thank you for your comment! Trimble Connect automatically appears on the ribbon when you install Tekla Structures. However, if you are using an older version of Tekla Structures, you may have to install Trimble Connect Desktop separately. For more information, see

Best regards,
Anna from User Assistance

by Rasmus Palm Vestergaard

How to set the detail level model shared to trimble connect. ex. want to show boltes. Also how to have only a filtered model oploaded. Have some dummy-parts and not approved geometry in the tekla model

by Tekla User Assistance

Hi Rasmus,

And thank you for your questions. I recommend that you contact your local support with these questions because they can better help you with these issues. Their email address is

Best regards,
Elina from Tekla User Assistance