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BuildSoft is not visible in Ribbon or App&Comp panel

On installing a new Tekla Structures version, you do not see the BuildSoft ribbon or the BuildSoft menu in the Applications & Components panel. Even after running the BIM Expert installer again.

This is a known issue for Tekla Structures 2018.


  1. Uninstall BIM Expert and its plugins completely
  2. Install BIM Expert and Tekla plugin again
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You can verify if the BIM Expert Tekla plugin is correctly installed for this TS version:

  1. Go to the installation folder of Tekla Structures. Normally this is C:\Program Files\Tekla Structures\{latest version}\nt\bin\plugins
  2. You should see a folder named ‘BuildSoft’


  1. Open BIM Expert
  2. Go to File > Settings > Tekla Structures Analysis & Design
  3. The radiobutton for the TS version of your choice is available and not greyed out.

Tekla and Tekla Structures are registered trademarks of Trimble Solutions Corporation.

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