Licence Compliance

Tekla is firmly committed to ensuring the protection of its software users' rights, Tekla's rights, and the rights of other software suppliers.

Tekla operates in close co-operation with partners to provide an international network to better protect our customers' investments by ensuring fair competition and to further educate the industry on the importance of using legal versions of software products.

Tekla is an anti-piracy member of the Business Software Alliance (BSA). We are working closely with the BSA to further educate the industry about the importance of using legal versions of our products. 

Globally Tekla is operating closely with ITCA; a company that acts as a trusted third party to facilitate software vendors and their clients to tackle the issues around software licensing.

Licence compliance is using software according to the Terms and Conditions of the Software Licence Agreement.

Software piracy is the theft of the intellectual rights of software companies. 

Misuse of Tekla Structures licence agreement can lead to:

  • Putting companies at security risk because of the spyware and viruses found in cracked versions
  • Putting companies and owners at legal risk of civil or even criminal charges. In some countries accepting models created using unlicensed subcontractors is treated like receiving stolen goods
  • Reducing resources of research and development
  • Weakening the competitive strength of licensed customers

Using subcontractors who violate license compliance is a risk. If such a subcontractor becomes subject to a raid where all computers are sealed, all project data can be lost.

If you suspect use of illegal software you can report the misuse to us confidentially via this web form. By reporting misuse you are helping to protect legitimate businesses and continued top quality development of the product.

If you suspect that your software is an illegal copy, contact your local Tekla office or authorized reseller to discuss your concerns.

If you would like to be sure that your prospective sub-contractor is a licensed Tekla Structures customer, we would be happy to check their licensing status for you, via this web form.

Q. Where can I purchase licences for genuine Tekla Structures software?
A. Only Tekla offices and resellers are authorised to sell Tekla Structures. You can find a list of authorised Tekla area offices and resellers here.

Q. After purchasing Tekla software, do customers have full ownership rights to it?
A. Individuals and companies do not actually own the software they buy but rather they actually lease the rights to use it. The level of usage depends on the licensing agreements.

Q. We have purchased a licence for our company but can everyone use it?
A. Yes, anyone may use the software within the company and country it was purchased for. It may be installed on multiple computers but the number of users able to work with it at the same time is determined by how many licences your company has purchased.

Q. Can our company office in another country use our purchased licence(s)?
. Yes, as long as you have purchased an enterprise licence. Using a domestic licence outside of the region it has been registered for use is not permitted.

Q. Can I sell or transfer my Tekla Structures licence?
A. No, without prior written consent from Tekla it is not permitted to sell, loan, or transfer Tekla Structures licences to any other person or company other than whom the software was originally licensed to.

Q. Can I buy a licensed copy of Tekla Structures from a company that no longer has a need for it?
. Tekla software licences are always sold for purchaser specific usage and are not possible to sell, loan, or transfer. Tekla Structures must be licensed only from Tekla offices or authorised resellers.

Q. Can an educational license be used for commercial purposes or training?
A. Educational licences cannot be used in any for-profit situations including commercial use or commercial training.

Q. What should I do if I suspect that my software is an illegal copy?
A. Contact your local Tekla office or authorised reseller to discuss your concerns.

Q. How do I report suspected illegal software and why should I do it?
A. You may contact us confidentially via web form to report misuse. By reporting misuse you are helping to protect legitimate businesses and continued top quality development of the product.

Q. What are possible consequences for not complying with the licence agreements?
A. Licence agreement infringements can carry consequences of various severities. If pirated software is used, the introduction of spyware, viruses, and other malware into your company network is a very real possibility. Other licence compliance offenses could involve fines and penalties, litigation and its associated costs, loss of reputation and business, revoking of existing licences, or even criminal prosecution in extreme cases.