Schools are starting, and hopefully many are starting to use Tekla Structures Learning for school projects. As the usage of TS Learning picks up, I'm sure many of you will start wondering how the student license really works, under what conditions. Let's shed some light on the logic of license behavior of Tekla Structures Learning.
Your Tekla Campus username and password act as your license key to Tekla Structures Learning. You need to give your username and password in the white dialog which pops up after starting Tekla Structures Learning. After giving the username and password, TS Learning connects the online license server, and after the license checks are ok, the software starts up. The software pings the online license server every now and then during the session.
You need to be online more or less on regular basis in order to use Tekla Structures Learning. There is an "offline buffer" in the software license, and the buffer helps you to work continuously e.g. despite an unstable internet connection. Offline buffer is valid for one day since your last successful TS Learning license connection online.
The license is valid for 4 months. As the time goes by and the due date approaches, both Tekla Structures Learning and the Campus website will remind you about the expiry. It is possible to apply for renewal after 4 months.
Tekla Structures Learning license is meant for educational usage, and it’s designed for individual students. The licensing terms limit the usage of Tekla Structures Learning for non-productive use only. Models created with Tekla Structures Learning are compatible with Tekla Structures Educational, which is used in many universities, colleges and tech schools.