Bentley’s Integrated Structural Modeling (ISM) is a technology for sharing structural engineering project information among structural modeling, analysis, design, drafting and detailing applications.
ISM is similar to Building Information Modeling (BIM), but focuses on the information that is important in the design, construction and modification of the load bearing components of buildings, bridges and other structures. Full product details can be found on their website.
The ISM link is different form the other analysis and design links in that the physical model is also transferred at the same time as the analysis and design model and the ISM model can be imported into an empty Tekla Structures model. The round-trip of model information is also controlled by a synchronizer.
If Tekla Structures and an ISM enabled Analysis & Design application or Bentley Viewer v8i are installed on the same computer then a direct link can be used.
In order to use the link, the ISM Structural Synchronizer version 3.0 needs to be loaded before the link.
For more information and to download, go to Tekla Warehouse.