With Tekla Model Sharing a global team can work efficiently within one model regardless of the team location and time zones. The team members can work both simultaneously and at different times. Each user has a local version of the model on their computer. The model data is shared and synchronized over the Internet, and stored to a cloud-based Tekla Model Sharing service.
It is possible to work also offline. The Internet connection is needed only when you want to share your model changes.
Multi-user mode also allows several users to access the same model simultaneously. Multi-user mode is suitable for local teams with projects where the team members do not necessarily have an Internet connection.
In the multi-user mode a server computer runs the multi-user server, a file server computer contains the multi-user master model and client computers run Tekla Structures. The multi-user model consists of a single master model on the file server computer and local views to the master model, called working models, on each users' computer. The model synchronization is done by saving the working model to the master model.
The Trimble Connector adds automatic file synchronization to the Trimble Connect cloud. You can use it to exchange files and information such as reference models and comments. Trimble Connect supports various different products and file formats, so it allows smooth collaboration within the whole project.
If you do not need to work simultaneously with other users on the same model, or you only need to give others viewing access to the model, you can also synchronize the Tekla Structures model (or parts of it) to Trimble Connect. This method is not suitable for different people making changes in the same Tekla Structures model simultaneously, because users can easily overwrite each others' changes.
Tekla Model Sharing and the multi-user mode do not work together. When you want to work collaboratively, you need to select which one of the methods to use.