You can use i-models to simply and reliably access models and their rich embedded information for a variety of common purposes including mobile workflows, scheduling, quantity take-off, design analysis, material estimating, clash resolution, mark-up and model review, and data visualization. Here are just a few use cases and applications that support i-model workflows.
- Review and access design and related project data both on the desktop and in the field.
- Gain ODBC access to model information using the i-model ODBC Driver with any of these applications:
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Access
- Visual Studio
- Crystal Reports
- Use Windows Explorer or Microsoft Outlook to preview i-models and search for embedded information using Bentley DGN Reader for Windows
- Perform Clash resolution using Bentley Navigator.
For organizations with unique deliverables requirements and for vendors with products or software applications for use throughout the infrastructure asset lifecycle, please get involved our Bentley Developer Network
and learn more about the i-model software development kit
so we can support greater interoperability.