Free Tekla software subscriptions for students

Empowering students and educators to learn and teach Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Design Suite, and Trimble Connect

Tekla software for students

Free one-year subscription for students enrolled in accredited educational institutions. Register and sign in to your account to download any product below.

Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures

Get started with the best structural engineering application used on the world’s most complex buildings and infrastructure projects. One-year single-user subscription for classroom learning.

Tekla Structural Design suite

Tekla Structural Design Suite

Get started with a complete structural analysis, design and calculation suite combining Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Tedds. One-year single-user subscription for your non-commercial educational use.

Trimble Connect

Trimble Connect

Get started with Trimble Connect Personal, which allows uploading and sharing of 10 GB of data and five project members.


Tekla learning resources and certificate

Tekla User Assistance

Tekla User Assistance

Get help with your Tekla products. Tekla User Assistance contains support material like product guides, support articles, free tutorials and assistance with extensions.

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Free Elearning certificate

Free eLearning certificate

Free Tekla Structures certificate courses, Tekla Structures Steel Fundamentals, and Tekla Structures for Concrete Contractors available at

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Tekla Discussion Forum

Tekla Discussion Forum

With your Tekla Student subscription, you’ll have access to the Tekla Discussion Forum. Join the community to ask questions about Tekla products.

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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to your questions fast by searching our FAQ below.

When you create your Trimble Identity and sign in to your Tekla Online Profile to activate the Student subscription.
A certificate will be generated automatically when you complete our Tekla certificate course successfully on
Sign in to your Tekla Online Profile and then go to the Activate licenses tab. There you can renew your Tekla Student subscription.
A Tekla Student subscription includes the educational versions of Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Tedds.
There are two ways: get a Trimble Connect Personal license at, or ask your school administrator to apply for an institution license that can be shared with students.
No, there is no cost associated with getting your Tekla Student subscription.

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Tekla Student BIM Awards competition

A biennial event celebrating the achievements of Tekla users in the building and construction industry. The student category highlights the talents of engineering students worldwide.

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