Tekla BIMsight evolves to the next level -
Trimble Connect for Desktop

The highly successful Tekla BIMsight is reaching the next level: Trimble Connect for Desktop. Trimble Connect for Desktop is a free software and has most of the functionalities of Tekla BIMsight and much more.

Trimble Connect Full version is a cloud-based platform that provides up-to-the-minute, construction-ready project information: view, review and reference Building information models, drawings and other data you need for a successful construction project.

Download Trimble Connect for Desktop - it's free

Thank you for your interest in Trimble Connect for Desktop! We truly believe that you will enjoy the new enhancements available beyond Tekla BIMsight. Here are the steps to follow in order to take it into use:


Visit the Tekla Downloads page and download Trimble Connect:


Download should start automatically to the selected folder on your PC.


You should find this file in your selected folder:


Please install and follow the installation process.

Launch the software

You can can now start to use Trimble Connect for Desktop! If you do not have Trimble Identity, you will need to create one:


Trimble Connect is a cloud-enabled software, so in order to provide you the best possible user experience, you need to register your Trimble Identity before starting to use the application.

NOTE! Even after registration, you can still use Trimble Connect for Desktop offline by simply choosing “Do not publish” option while creating a project:

Do not publish

Now you can just sign in with your Trimble Identity credentials and create your first project.

Please check this video for a feature overview of Trimble Connect for Desktop:

Creating your first cloud project

Your first cloud project is on us. You can test it by simply un-ticking the “Do not publish” button and syncing the project. Now you can access your models and other information from other Trimble Connect applications as well:


Cloud project

You can also sign in to Trimble Connect @connect.trimble.com

Learn more

Find tutorial videos, help documents and discussion forums in the Support Center.


You can upgrade your Trimble Connect to Trimble Connecct Business Premium including unlimited data storage and project and Trimble Connect extensions.

Contact Trimble sales office

Trimble Connect for Desktop and Tekla BIMsight features

Feature Trimble Connect for Desktop Tekla BIMsight
3D navigation
Viewing multiple models
Clip planes
Desktop API  
Customizable user interface  
Enhanced 3D experience (directx)  
Save model views
Object / Model coloring and transparency
Point clouds  
Finding and grouping objects from models
Quality by object group  
Create notes (TODOs)
Status sharing*  
Clash detection*  
Share notes*  
Sharing the aggregated project*  

* = included in Trimble Connect Full version

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The Development Team you know

Our team has been developing Tekla BIMsight from 2010 - 2015. Since 2015 this same team has been developing Trimble Connect. We hope that you enjoy the new tool.

Regards, Trimble Connect Development Team

In a nutshell: Trimble Connect Full version

  • Combination of Trimble Connect platform, workflow tools and online support
  • Adds value to Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Tedds
  • Available for web, desktop, mobile and Mixed Reality
  • Integrates with over 60 industry tools
  • Available in 17 languages

  • Project status at a glance
  • Up-to-date models and plans always with you
  • Data is stored in a secure cloud service
  • Share data with your project team
  • Model based communication
  • Project history automatically saved
  • Can be used everywhere
  • Fully scalable

Online support
Trimble Connect online support is available 24/7. Tekla Discussion Forum has a dedicated section for Trimble Connect. You can also reach us via e-mail at connect-support@trimble.com.

Data security
Trimble Connect data is always safe and secure. The infrastructure runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). For more information, read the detailed document about data security and privacy policy at Tekla website.

Success Stories

Sweco successfully replaces Tekla BIMsight with Trimble Connect

“I have switched to use Trimble Connect for everything I used to do with Tekla BIMsight. And beyond.”, Pasi Kivimäki, Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy

Trimble Connect for Desktop



Trimble Connect is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish


For more information please contact your local sales office