Get started with your Tekla Structures trial

Welcome, let's get you up and running with Tekla Structures 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 the Tekla Structures software and at least one environment. Environments simply contain region-specific settings, tools, and customizations. If you're not sure which environment you need, or if an environment isn’t available for your region, install the Default environment. You can check our Hardware recommendations here.
  • Activate your 30 day trial subscription.

Next, launch the software and choose the appropriate options:

Sign in with your Trimble Identity, then select your:

  • Environment - Select the environment that you downloaded and installed earlier.
  • Role - Select the role that most closely matches your job type.
  • Configuration - Select the trial configuration. The configuration controls which features are available to you based on the license agreement.

For more information on these options, either hover over the information icons to see the tooltips, or click the Help icon in the top right corner.

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


To get started with using Tekla Structures quickly, visit Trimble Learn, our online training platform. You can sign in to Trimble Learn using your Trimble Identity.


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

  • You have full access to Tekla User Assistance; our online searchable database of product documentation, video tutorials and FAQ support articles.
  • The Tekla Online and Instructor Side Panes provide 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.


  • Have you seen enough? Are you interested in subscribing to Tekla Structures to access all software functionality and support services? Contact us here.
  • See the Tekla Structures Configurations page if you want to see the features included in different configurations.

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

Want to start a trial of our powerful analysis and design products too? Take a look at Tekla Tedds and Tekla Structural Designer for free!

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