Get started with your Tekla Structural Designer trial

Welcome, let's get you up and running with the Tekla Structural Designer trial! See the sections below for step-by-step instructions and useful links.


Before you start, make sure that you have completed the following steps as instructed on the Free Trial Download page:

  • Create your Trimble Identity
  • Download and install Tekla Structural Designer
  • Activate your 30 day trial subscription

Next, simply launch the software, log in with your Trimble Identity so you can access your online trial license, and get started!

Having issues with any of the steps above? Open a support case here.


To get started with using Tekla Structural Designer quickly, visit Trimble Learn, our online training platform. When prompted to sign in to Trimble Learn, use the Trimble ID option, as highlighted below.

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If you need assistance, we have a variety of Online Support Services available to help you.

  • You have full access to Tekla User Assistance, our online searchable database of product documentation, video tutorials, and FAQ support articles.
  • The Tekla Online Side Pane provides you with guidance and assistance from directly within the software.
  • If you have any problems with accessing the software, you can open a support case here.


As well as giving you continued access to Tekla Structural Designer, a subscription for Tekla Structural Designer also gives you access to Trimble Connect, our powerful cloud collaboration platform.

  • See the Tekla analysis and design subscription plans page to discover the benefits of subscribing to Tekla Structural Designer today!
  • Have you seen enough? Are you interested in subscribing to Tekla Structural Designer to access all software functionality and support services? Contact us here.

Do you want to start a trial of other Tekla products?

Want to start a trial of our powerful structural BIM software, or our 3D analysis and design software?  Take a look at Tekla Structures and Tekla Tedds for free!

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