Tekla Structures License Compliance
Hiring a detailing subcontractor who uses pirated software can not only lead to disaster for your project but also put your company's reputation on the line if you are caught using them. As Computers & Engineering, we are here to ensure that you to have a positive experience when dealing with subcontractors both locally and overseas.
One key part of a positive experience is having clarity when engaging with subcontractors for the first time. Although we have seen a reduction in piracy with the online licensing, we still encourage checking licenses and models. Currently, you have multiple ways to check the legitimacy of these. Here's how to ensure that the subcontractor you hire isn't going to end up costing you more in the long run.
Illegitimate licenses will corrupt your models or have hidden malware and ransomware that can ruin your business, causing delays, and loss of money and time. For Perpetual licenses, never loan your licenses to anyone outside your company; your licenses are your investment and once installed in someone else's machine, you won't have any control over what happens to them. Check that the company has enough legitimate licenses by contacting us at email@example.com.
By requesting a sample model (.db1) of the detailing company's past work, you can confirm that it has properly trained employees who are able to do the job according to your standards. Models (.db1) can be checked by sending it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can verify if the model was done by the subcontractor.
Trimble, as the producer of Tekla software, take license compliance seriously and will continue to work on a global scale 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. www.itca.com.
Non-copliant use of Tekla Structures can lead to
- the security risk for the company because of the spyware and viruses found in cracked versions
- putting companies and owners at legal risk
- reducing software providers' resources for research and development
- reduced the competitive strength of licensed customers.
Frequently asked questions
Where can I purchase licenses for genuine Tekla software?Only Tekla offices and resellers are authorized to sell Tekla software. Computers & Engineering is the exclusive distributor for Tekla in Turkey.
After purchasing Tekla software, do customers have full ownership of the software?Individuals and companies do not actually own the software they buy but rather they lease the right to use it. The level of usage depends on the licensing agreement.
We have purchased a license for our company, but can anyone use it?The allowed usage is defined in the EULA and further described for various Tekla products in user documentation.
Can our company office in another country use our purchased license(s)?Territorial restrictions are defined in the EULA and further described for various Tekla products in user documentation.
Can I sell or transfer my Tekla software license?No, without prior written consent from Trimble Solutions Corporation, the producer of Tekla software, you cannot sell, loan, or transfer Tekla software licenses to any other person or company other than the ones to whom the software was originally licensed.
Can I buy a licensed copy of Tekla software from a company that no longer has the need for it?Tekla software licenses are always sold for purchaser specific usage and you cannot sell, loan, or transfer a license. Tekla software must be licensed only by Tekla offices or authorized resellers.
Can an educational license be used for commercial purposes?It is not allowed to use Educational, Evaluation, Student and Trial licenses for commercial purposes. Please refer to the EULA for further details.
How do I report suspected illegal software and why should I?You may contact us confidentially via our web form to report misuse. By reporting misuse you are helping to protect legitimate business and continuing top-quality development of the software products.
What consequences may there be for not complying with the license agreements?License agreement infringements may lead to various consequences. The use of pirate software may introduce spyware, viruses, and other malware into your company's network; this is a very likely possibility. Other consequences include fines and penalties, litigation and its associated costs, loss of reputation and business, revoking of existing licenses, or criminal prosecution in extreme cases.