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    Creating iModels

    Publish muti-discipline models for every stakeholder

How i-models are created

You can directly produce iModels on the desktop from your preferred design environment, including Bentley desktop and server products, non-Bentley software products and by using one of several plug-ins for third party applications. iModels can be created using a variety of applications and plug-in; depending on the source data, here are several examples.

  • PDS using ProjectWise PDx Dynamic Review Service – convert models for review for use in OpenPlant Modeler
  • Smart 3D using iModel Composition Service for S3D - convert models for review (file-based or on the iModelHub) and use in OpenPlant for isometrics, orthographics, and modeling
  • PDMS and E3D using Bentley iModel Composition Service for PDMx – convert models for review (file-based or on the iModelHub) and use in OpenPlant for isometrics, orthographics, and modeling
  • IFC, JT and other industry neutral formats using MicroStation
  • ArchiCAD using MicroStation or AECOsim Building Designer
  • Sketchup using iModel Plugin for SketchUp
  • Rhino using MicroStation
  • AutoCAD using MicroStation
  • Revit using the iModel plug-in for Revit

In addition, the iModel SDK is available through the Bentley Developer Network to help enable the creation of iModels from third-party and proprietary applications.

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