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Frequently asked questions
05.02.2014 13:49

What is Tekla Campus? 

How do I download Tekla Structures Learning edition? 

How do I start learning? 

How do I pass a lesson? 

What are badges? 

What is potential? 

How do I invite friends to join Tekla Campus? 

How do I use my portfolio? 

How do I recognize an official Tekla User? 

Who can see my details?

What is Tekla Campus?

Tekla Campus is a Tekla website for downloading the free educational student configuration, Tekla Structures Learning, and learning the basics of the software.

 

How do I download Tekla Structures Learning edition?

You need a Trimble Identity and log in to Tekla Campus in order to download Tekla Structures Learning. You can create a Trimble Identity by following the link on the home page. To initiate the download, navigate to Tekla Campus >> Download, fill in your role and organization, read and accept the usage terms and finally click the download link.

You can find installation instructions on a video from the download page.

If you have any problems while downloading or installing, please refer to this post.

 

How do I start learning?

In Tekla Campus >> Learn you can find our collection of learning materials. The materials are divided into lessons, which include a tutorial video and practices to support learning the basics of Tekla Structures. After learning the lesson, you can take tests to prove your skills.

You can view all the available lessons and their contents in the Lesson Plan. The Lesson Plan also shows your learning progress and provides guidance on the suggested order of taking the lessons.

Your learning progress will be recorded only when you are logged in. Remember to register to Tekla Campus in order to enable the practices and tests.

 

How do I pass a lesson?

The tutorial video includes the main learning content of the lesson. The video will guide you through the subject of the lesson.

The practices are non-scored exercises, with which you can revisit the contents of the video and rehearse for the tests.

The tests are scored exercises that measure your learning and determine if you have passed the lesson. If the questions seem difficult, you can open hints to help you find the answer with a small tradeoff of the final score.

You complete the lesson once you pass all the tests in that lesson.

 

What are badges?

The badges are the proof of your achievements in Tekla Campus. They are rewarded for example upon completing lessons, gaining potential and ranking on the Tekla BIM Awards Student Category.

You can view all the available badges on the badge page. The badges you have already gained are marked with a tick.

Some badges are only available for a certain time, and after that will only show if you have gained the badge. An example of these badges are the ones rewarded for ranking in the Tekla BIM Awards as each year’s badges are unique. This is also the case with the Early Bird badge, rewarded only during the first four months of the renewed Tekla Campus.

 

What is potential?

Potential comes with positive reputation at Tekla Campus. You can view your potential on your profile page.

There are two ways to gain potential at Tekla Campus:

  • Inviting a friend to join Tekla Campus will reward you one potential per friend registered.

  • On the discussion forums, each forum post can be upvoted by users other than the poster. Each upvote will reward one potential to the poster.

 

How do I invite friends to join Tekla Campus?

In your profile page you can find a button for inviting a friend. This button leads you to the invite form, where you enter the e-mail address of your friend and possibly attach a personalized message. This e-mail will include the link, which will lead your friend to registration for Tekla Campus. When your friend registers to Tekla Campus, you will gain one potential.

 

How do I use my portfolio?

Your portfolio is where you showcase your skills with Tekla Structures. You can upload a snapshot of your model and add a title and a description to it. If you want to share the whole model file package, you can attach a link from which others can download the model.

 

How do I recognize an official Tekla User?

An official Tekla User is a person who works for Tekla and has been verified to represent Tekla in Tekla Campus. A red circle around the user's profile picture is the indicator a user is an official Tekla User.

 

Who can see my details?

All information on your details page is public. You can edit the information at any time by clicking the Edit profile button. Your detail page is where other Tekla Campus users can find information about you. People may want to see your details and visit your profile if you have, for example, posted a comment to Lounge.

Your display name is public. If you have not set a separate display name, display name is your first name and last name. You can change your display name at any time.

Your profile photo and the link to your profile page are viewable by everyone. You may choose not to upload a profile photo, or you may upload an avatar instead of a photo of yourself.

You can add more information about yourself in the About me field. You can also add links to your social media profiles.

Other public information includes your Tekla Campus lesson scores, progress, badges, and potential. If you want to showcase your modeling talents, you can add Tekla Structures Learning models to your portfolio.

Please see our Privacy policy for additional information.

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