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    Creating iModels

    Publish mutidiscipline models for every stakeholder

How iModels 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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