Tekla Partners Program Suite -  Technical product sheet

Licenses included

Tekla Partners Program Suite consists of the following 5 software licenses:

Tekla EPM

Tekla EPM (Estimating and Production Management) is software for steel fabrication management. Tekla EPM is the core of the Tekla PowerFab suite and is included in Tekla Partners Program Suite for development purposes.

Tekla Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer is an integrated design & analysis software. Your Tekla Partners Program Suite subscription includes one concurrent license of Tekla Structural Designer.

Tekla Structures Partner

Your Tekla Partners Program Suite subscription includes one concurrent license of Tekla Structures Partner. Tekla Structures is a BIM software for structural design and detailing.

The Partner configuration includes the functionality of Tekla Structures Diamond. Tekla Structures Partner configuration produces partner output:

  • Building information models saved with Tekla Structures Partner are partner models that cannot be used for commercial purposes such as modeling, detailing, or fabrication
  • Drawings display a watermark stamp inscribed with Tekla Structures Partner text

Tekla Tedds

Tekla Tedds is an engineering calculation automation software. Your Tekla Partners Program Suite subscription includes one concurrent license of Tekla Tedds.

Trimble Connect Business Premium

Trimble Connect is a cloud-based collaboration platform with real-time status-sharing. Your Tekla Partners Program Suite subscription includes one license of Trimble Connect Business Premium. With one license you have access to full Trimble Connect functionality and Trimble Connect Workflow tools.

For application development

The licensing terms limit the usage of the software only for purposes of application development. It cannot be used for commercial purposes including, but not limited to, modeling, detailing, or fabrication. Read the End-User License Agreement for details.


We charge an annual fee of around 2600€ per Tekla Partners Program Suite license in Europe. The fee in other countries may vary depending on geographical location.

Yearly recurring subscription license

Tekla Partners Program Suite licenses are purchased as a yearly, recurring subscription. Trimble Identity user account acts as a license key for the software.

Tekla Structures Partner, Tekla EPM, Tekla Tedds and Tekla Structural Designer uses concurrent floating licensing. The license server will regulate the number of licenses that are allowed to run concurrently.

Downloading and installing

Download the software included in Tekla Partners Program Suite from Tekla Downloads.

Installation of Tekla Structures Partner

Once you have the files downloaded onto your machine install first the Tekla Structures and then the needed local Environments.

When you start Tekla Structures, sign in with your Trimble Identity. Choose the Partner license.

Starting from version 2019, all Tekla Structures installations can be used with a Partner license. If you have Tekla Structures 2019 installed you don't need to install the Partner version separately.

To get you up and running with Tekla Structures Partner, check to Get started with Tekla Structures.

Releasing a license for other users in Tekla Structures Partner

To release the license when you close Tekla Structures, clear the Keep this license reserved on this device check box. Read more.

Managing the licenses

The licenses included in Tekla Partners Program Suite are assigned and managed in the Tekla Online Admin Tool. The organization's administrator assigns and manages the licenses in the Tekla Online Admin Tool. To see who is your organization's Tekla Online administrator, check My Organization.

An organization's administrator can transfer licenses from one person to another, so the same license can be used by different people as the projects progress and resource needs change. If you do not have enough free license seats for all users who try to use the software at the same time, some users attempting to join see a message that all license seats are reserved.

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Before you can start using your suite and develop your applications, the following prerequisites need to be met:

Internet connection

You need to have an Internet connection to log in to the software.  The workstations need to be able to contact the license server. The internal firewall of your company (for example, a Windows Firewall) must allow communication between the server computer and your computer.  

If your Internet connection is restricted, change your firewall and proxy settings. Proxy settings should allow traffic to/from the following server addresses via both 80 (http) and 443 (https) ports:

Trimble Identity

Starting the software requires authentication, and the authentication is done with Trimble Identity username and password. If you do not have a Trimble Identity, go to the log-in dialog box. From the Trimble Identity login page, click on the Create new Trimble ID.


The software requires a valid license. Licenses are tied to users' Trimble Identities.

Recommended hardware

The recommended hardware and operating system setup for each Tekla Structures version are listed in Tekla User Assistance for Tekla Structures.

The system requirements for Trimble Connect Desktop can be found from Tekla User Assistance for Trimble Connect.