Tekla Developer Awards 2019

Show off your skills and get recognized: join the Tekla Developer Awards 2020.

Tekla Developer Awards 2019

Solved a problem and wrote great code? Join the Tekla Developer Awards competition to get your app in front of Tekla users globally!


Who can take part?

  • Tekla Developer Awards 2019 is open to all Tekla developers, whether customers or partners, across the globe (except embargoed countries).
  • Also open to Tekla Campus students, universities and educational institutes!

Your application can be commercial, free, internal, build for a student project - anything is acceptable as long it utilizes Tekla APIs.  Trimble's people are excluded from the competition. 

You can use any Tekla software API

Your application can be implemented with Tekla Open API, Tekla EPM Open API, or Trimble Connect API/SDK. Or, your application could even utilize Tedds API, multiple Tekla APIs, or mix with other APIs!

Schedule of Tekla Developer Awards 2019

  • Submit your entry: October 2019
  • Vote for the winner: November 2019
  • Winner announced: December 2019

How to enter

You can submit your entry by filling in a form. The submission period for Tekla Developer Awards 2019 competition has ended.


Here are the basic steps you will need to follow:

  1. Describe a real business problem and how your application solves it.

  2. Provide a short video describing your app.

  3. Upload your free app (or a demo/trial of commercial app) to Tekla Warehouse, or provide just the information package.

If you want to distribute and promote your app, upload it to Tekla Warehouse. If you do not have permission to distribute it, or your app is only for your company’s internal use, provide only the required information package.

How is the winner of Tekla Developer Awards decided?

The winner is decided by public voting here: Tekla Developer Awards 2019 entries

The community starts voting on November 1st.  Voting and prize draw closes on November 30th. The voters' prize is a Suunto 5 sports watch.

Tekla Developer Awards 2019 voters prize draw Suunto 5 sports watch

Recommended criteria for voters

  • Innovativeness (is the app creative and unique)

  • Completeness of the app (production readiness and for example user interface design)

  • Usefulness (does the app solve a real problem that Tekla users have)

  • Tekla APIs usage (effective usage of Tekla APIs)

  • Openness (not required, but sharing the code provides the opportunity to everyone to view what you have done)


Note: Judging must be possible based on the information package provided, especially if you cannot distribute your app via Tekla Warehouse.


At the Tekla Developer Awards one winner or winning team will be selected. The winner will receive Oculus Quest!

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Submissions and winners

The winner of Tekla Developer Awards 2019 is BIMcollab BCF Manager for Tekla Structures!

All Tekla Developer Awards 2019 competition submissions are here: Tekla Developer Awards 2019 entries.


Participants are encouraged to join the Tekla Open API forum to discuss ideas and find technical support.

Terms and Conditions

When submitting your entry or voting for the winner you are agreeing on the Tekla Developer Awards Terms and Conditions.


Here you will find the answers to most frequently asked questions.