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Download the Latest Version of Integrated Structural Modeling
See the release notes located HERE for what's new in this version of ISM.
Bentley’s Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM) allows structural engineers and designers to share structural engineering project information among modeling, analysis, design, drafting, and detailing software applications.
More details on the philosophy behind ISM and how the process works can be found HERE. The adjacent chart shows how structural engineering and BIM software brands interoperate with one another using ISM.
ISM facilitates interoperability across engineering teams and design disciplines, allowing designers to choose the products best suited for a particular project. With ISM-based workflows engineers can exchange data, synchronize revisions, track progress, compare alternatives, and publish deliverables. Below are some common workflows for which ISM is employed.
VIDEO: RAM interop with Revit (click HERE for information on the ISM Revit Plugin)
VIDEO: Round Trip Interop between RAM Concept and Revit
VIDEO: SACS interop with STAAD.Pro
VIDEO: ProStructures interop with STAAD.Pro and STAAD Foundation Advanced
VIDEO: Interop Advancements in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition
VIDEO: Rebar interop and documentation using RAM and Revit
VIDEO: Reading an ISM file into Tekla (click HERE for information on the ISM Tekla Plugin)
TECH TALK: Managing Revisions to Structural Engineering Models Using ISM
Click HERE to learn how WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff used ISM to interoperate between RAM and Revit in designing the 62-story Bishopsgate in London's financial district.
A new version of Structural Synchronizer was released in December 2017. The most recent version of the ISM family of products is listed below:
Tekla users are encouraged to obtain the latest Tekla ISM plugin from the Trimble Solutions - Tekla Warehouse. Phase 2 of the link is compatible with Structural Synchronizer CONNECT Edition and Tekla Structures 2016.
The following products are ISM-enabled: