• Using iModels

    Confidently access precise model information

Use iModels for many purposes

You can use iModels 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 iModel 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 iModel ODBC Driver with any of these applications:
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Access
    • Visual Studio
    • Crystal Reports
    • QlikView
  • Use Windows Explorer or Microsoft Outlook to preview iModels 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 iModel software development kit so we can support greater interoperability.
Download iModel ODBC Driver

Free ODBC driver enables you to access iModel data

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