Tekla Open API development opens up a world, but also comes with some restrictions

License Agreement shortly

This page explains the terms by which you may use Tekla Structures Partner configuration and Tekla Open API. The short English summary below is just a summary and doesn’t capture all of the terms. Please ensure you read also the full length agreement. You can find the End-user License Agreement at the bottom of this page.

Tekla Structures Partner usage

The licensing terms limit the usage of Tekla Structures Partner. It can not be used for commercial purposes including, but not limited to, modeling, detailing, or fabrication


You can develop applications with Tekla Open API only for your own use. If you want to develop and sell applications for third parties you will need to be member of Tekla Partners Program.

TEKLA Partners Program

Trimble may grant or reject your application to join Tekla Partners Program. Participation in the Tekla Partners Program is subject to payment of the annual fee in accordance with Trimble’s price list.


You will own the intellectual property rights of your application and related documentation. However, you will grant Trimble a license to utilize your application, for example, to further develop Tekla software products and services.


You must grant licenses to your patents to Trimble or any third party desiring such a license on fair and reasonable terms.


Trimble is not responsible for applications you develop. You are solely responsible for any claims that may arise relating to your application.