Tekla Structural Designer 2022 hardware recommendations

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Tekla Structural Designer 2022 hardware recommendations

System requirements for effective operation

Item Requirement
  • Multi core Intel i5 Series or above, Xeon or AMD equivalent
  • Highest affordable performance recommended.
  • 16GB (32GB or more recommended)
  • Memory requirements are highly dependent on model content.
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1
  • Operating systems must be running the latest service packs / updates.
  • 1600 x 900 resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
  • 1GB or higher of dedicated RAM.
  • Utilizes HOOPS Visualize, a third party graphics engine available from Tech Soft 3D. To check your adapter’s compatibility visit the HOOPS developer website for HOOPS 25.x, DirectX and OpenGL requirements.
Note: A system with a discrete (dedicated) graphics adapter (GPU) is recommended for Tekla Structural Designer. You should also ensure that your system is set up to use the discrete GPU, rather than the processor’s integrated graphics (iGPU). For more about this see this TUA article Selecting the correct graphics card for Tekla Structures and/ or Tekla Structural Designer in NVIDIA Control Panel
Disk space
  • 1GB or more of free space for installation
  • Operational disk space requirements are highly dependent on model content.
Internet connection
  • Required for access to Online Services and some documentation.
License Service
  • Tekla Structural License Service 4.0 including Sentinel RMS 9.7
License Server
  • The latest version of the Tekla Structural Licence Service, at time of release, is shipped and installed with the software. If you have chosen to have a separate licence server, it is always our recommendation that you also run the latest version of the Tekla Structural License Service on it to ensure compatibility.
  • Please see 'System requirements' on this page for specific version details.
On-premises licensing (Sentinel RMS)
  • On-premises licensing using Sentinel RMS does not officially support Windows 11 due to the fact that a version of Sentinel RMS which supports Windows 11 was not available at the time of the 2022 release. Windows 11 is officially supported when using Tekla online licensing.

Test environments

The application is tested and supported on the following business versions of Microsoft Windows with the latest updates applied:

  • Windows 11 64-bit
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
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