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What does the Create ICM tool do?
The Create ICM command initiates the creation of the Infrastructure Consensus Model (ICM) from the attached Civil Model. The Civil Model encompasses attached reference files and includes available Civil Design Models and or Terrain Models for inclusion into the ICM.
Data exchange between different systems or disciplines is a common requirement. To preserve data integrity during data exchange use Bentley i-model technology to provide model fidelity and provenance. The ICM enhances this fidelity using Bentley i-model file format (i.dgn) with an embedded Civil Consensus Model (icm.dgn). The Civil Consensus Model uses a schema that includes the geometric makeup of the civil model and can be accessed by other applications using Bentley Design Sync SDK. The schema in conjunction with the Design Sync API provides future compatibility for round trip modification and differencing in future releases.