Manage Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Manage Tekla Structures

Managing Tekla Structures means customizing and deploying Tekla Structures for users in your organization or for your own use.

Types of users who manage Tekla Structures include:

  • Tekla Structures administrators or BIM managers, who customize Tekla Structures for users in their organization.

  • IT administrators who manage the network environment and Tekla Structures subscriptions, and deploy Tekla Structures for users.

  • Individual users, such as freelancers, who have a personal Tekla Structures subscription and want to customize Tekla Structures for their own use.

Before you start using Tekla Structures

You must have a Trimble Identity to download Trimble products and to use your subscriptions.

Tekla Online services, includingTekla Structures subscriptions, use Trimble Identity for identification. You can use your Trimble Identity with other Trimble services, such as Trimble Connect and SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

For more information, see Create your Trimble Identity.

Get started with managing Tekla Structures in an enterprise company

To get started as a Tekla Structures administrator, familiarize yourself with the concepts related to installation, customization, and starting projects.

As a Tekla Structures administrator, you need a deeper understanding and more managed approach to defining and maintaining the configurations and settings that your users need in their work.

Workflow for administrators or BIM managers

The typical workflow for a Tekla Structures administrator or BIM manager is:

  1. Plan the installation needs for Tekla Structures.

  2. Customize Tekla Structures and distribute the customizations to users in your company.

  3. Set up new projects.

Workflow for IT administrators

As an IT administrator, you maintain the surrounding network environment, manage the Tekla Structures subscriptions, and deploy Tekla Structures for users.

The typical workflow for an IT administrator is:

  1. Configure the network environment according to the installation requirements for Tekla Structures.

  2. Manage the users in your Tekla Online organization, and your Tekla Structures subscriptions.

  3. Deploy Tekla Structures for users.

Get started with managing Tekla Structures in a small or medium company

Administrators in a small company typically manage the customization of Tekla Structures, as well as user accounts and subscriptions in your Tekla Online organization.

The typical workflow for an administrator in a small organization is:

  1. Plan how you will install Tekla Structures and deploy Tekla Structures for users.

  2. Manage the users in your Tekla Online organization, and your Tekla Structures subscriptions.

  3. Customize Tekla Structures and distribute the customizations to users in your company.

  4. Set up new projects.

Get started with managing Tekla Structures as an individual user

If you are an individual user with your own personal Tekla Structures subscription, you might want to customize Tekla Structures for your own use.

Basic configuration for your own use is generally explained in the documentation of each feature. The customizations can be copied between different models. If you are configuring Tekla Structures for your own use, it is good to have a basic understanding of the folder structure for Tekla Structures installation and files for configuring Tekla Structures.

The typical workflow for an individual user is:

  1. Install Tekla Structures.

  2. Customize Tekla Structures for your projects and way of working.

  3. Create templates.

  4. Check your settings in the advanced options.

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