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See Building Structural Models on an iPad for Free


Bentley Systems, Inc., well known for its 2D and 3D MicroStation CAD program, has announced that it has launched the Structural Navigator app for iPad and iPhone. This new app can be used to view and navigate structural models sent as i-models between any Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM)-enabled application, including Bentley’s RAM, STAAD and ProStructures. The app replaces Bentley’s Structural Synchronizer product. 

i-models are “specialized containers” for exchanging infrastructure information. The Bentley website describes the ability of i-models to “[s]hare all component information, including business properties, geometry, graphics and relationships in a format that is open, providing standard interfaces for business, engineering, construction and operations applications from multiple vendors.”

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