Tekla Developer Awards FAQ

Updated: 6 Mar 2023

Where can I submit my application for the competition?

Once the Tekla Developer Awards competition is open, you can find the link to the registration form here: https://www.tekla.com/bim-award/developer-awards.

Using the form, you provide Trimble with an information package that includes, for example, a link to your application at Tekla Warehouse, a link to where we can download the images and other documentation you provided, and a link to your YouTube video about the application.

Can I submit a Tekla application I created some time ago?

Yes. We do not check when the application was originally created or if it existed in Tekla Warehouse before the competition.

Of course, it is recommended to create something innovative and new to increase the chances that your application impresses the awards jury and will receive more votes.

How many applications I can submit?

There is no limit to how many applications you can submit. Choose your best applications to submit.

Can I submit a Tekla application that is created for a specific environment?

Sure! You can participate Tekla Developer Awards competition with a  tool that uses standards specific to a country or a region.

Which Tekla Software APIs do I have to use?

You will need to use at least one of the Tekla Software APIs available in the Tekla Developer Center:

  • Tekla Open API (of Tekla Structures)
  • Tekla PowerFab Open API
  • Trimble Connect API
  • Tekla Tedds API
  • Tekla Structural Designer Open API

Can I use other than Tekla APIs too?

Sure, it is up to you. You may mix Tekla API with other APIs to create the required outcome.

Where I can publish my app source code?

You can open for example a GitHub account and host your source code there. Alternatively, you can include it in the information package.

Do I have to publish my app in Tekla Warehouse?

It is recommended but not mandatory. You may provide just a link to the required information package. Note that if you cannot upload your application to Tekla Warehouse for the jury and voters to test, the meaning of the high-quality video, images, and other material is even more emphasized.

Can we participate as a team?

Yes. You can create your Tekla application alone or do it as a team. 

When is the 2022 winner announced?

Stay tuned for more information.

When will the community start voting?

The start of the vote will be announced later. The vote will take place here: www.tekla.com/bim-awards/projects.

When does the voting end?

The end of the vote will be announced later.

What prize can I win?

The winner of the Tekla Developer Awards 2022 will receive a Jura coffee machine, valued at around 1000€/$.

When you vote you have a chance to win a prize, Beats Studio Buds; wireless earbuds.


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