NOTE: It is strongly recommended that users update to the most recent version of ISM, available HERE.
Curved surfaces are common in Revit® and other applications. Functionality for curved walls or surfaces following arc or elliptical paths –including rectangular openings– has been added to the ISM 4.0 API, Structural Synchronizer V8i (SELECTseries 5) and ISM Revit plugin V8i (SELECTseries 5).
Curved members following elliptical paths have also been added (members could only follow circular arc paths previously).
Some applications need to synchronize with a portion of a large ISM repository or to synchronize multiple model files within a single repository. Substructures have been added to the ISM 4.0 API to provide a hierarchy and filtering tools so that applications can synchronize with a portion of a model without altering the rest of the repository.
Substructures are supported in the ISM Revit plugin by utilizing the current Revit selection set.
Substructures will also be supported in the next versions of ProStructures and AECOsim Building Designer. Applications which do not explicitly support substructures synchronize with the entire repository.
IFC models are widely exported from applications not yet ISM enabled. Structural Synchronizer can now import Structural IFC models that can then by synchronized with other linked applications.
The IFC import action can be started from the Windows Start menu - All Programs - Bentley Engineering - Structural Synchronizer V8i - Import IFC
Many ProjectWise users need the ability to synchronize ISM repositories that are saved to ProjectWise locations. Methods have been added in the ISM API to expose ProjectWise directories for all linked applications to use. Users with ProjectWise Explorer installed will automatically have the option to read and write files to secure locations or to cancel and save files normally to the local hard drive or network. This includes actions to Create Repository, Update Repository, Update from Repository, Export IFC, and Publish i-Model to name a few. Users without ProjectWise Explorer are unaffected by the change.
Structural Synchronizer V8i (SELECTseries 5) is now built on Design Sync with a reduced installer, which also allows ISM synchronization technology to be used more broadly. Furthermore, the new interface makes some controls like level filtering and measuring easier to use and.
ISM 4.0 should not be used in conjunction with
Future releases of these products will be compatible.