Tekla Structures Partner - technical product sheet

Tekla Structures Partner is a configuration for application development

Tekla Structures Partner configuration

Tekla Structures Partner is an configuration of Tekla Structures BIM software for application development. Tekla Structures Partner includes the functionality of Tekla Structures full configuration. 


Partner output

Tekla Structures Partner configuration produces partner output:

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

Tekla Structures Partner license terms limit the usage: it can not be used for commercial purposes including, but not limited to, modeling, detailing, or fabrication.


Tekla Structures Partner licenses are purchased as a yearly, recurring subscription.  Trimble Identity user account acts as license key for Tekla Structures Partner configuration. 

Subscriptions for the Tekla Structure Partner configuration are user licenses. Each user must have their own Trimble Identity and Tekla Structures subscription license seat. There are no limits to how many times you can reassign the subscription license seats.

Installing licenses

Tekla Structures Partner licenses 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.

The organization's administrator can transfer Tekla Structures Partner licenses from one person to another, so the same license can be used by different people as the projects progress and resource needs change. 

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Downloading and installing

Download the Tekla Structures software and local environments from Tekla Downloads. Starting from Tekla Structures 2019, all Tekla Structures installations can be used with online licenses. 

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 2019 for the first time, choose the option Use your Tekla online license and click Ok. Log in with your Trimble Identity. The start-up dialog box shows the configurations that are available for you.

Note that the Tekla Structures 2019 introduced changes to installation folders. See the details in the Tekla Structures 2019 Release Notes.

Running Tekla Structures and Tekla Structures Partner

If you want to install and run Tekla Structures and Tekla Structures Partner 2018 or 2018i on your computer, you will need to install the same version updates and service packs for both products to avoid unexpected errors. 

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.

From version 2018 onward

Tekla Structures Partner configuration is available from version 2018 onward.

Your Tekla Online license is not version-specific: the license may used to run any available version of Tekla Structures Partner.


Before you can start using Tekla Structures Partner and develop your application, the following prerequisites need to be met:

Internet connection

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

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:

For occasional offline use, Tekla Structures Partner works without an active internet connection for 7 days at a time: 

  • Open Tekla Structures Partner
  • Select the "Stay signed in" check box when signing in online
  • Open a model
  • Exit Tekla Structures Partner
  • Go offline and start Tekla Structures Partner

Trimble Identity

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


Tekla Structures Partner requires a valid license. Tekla Structures Partner licenses are tied to users' Trimble Identities. 

Recommended hardware

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