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Overview of the i-model

An i-model is a container for rich, multi-discipline information published from known sources in a known state at a certain point in time. Each i-model is:

  • A published version of this information, provided as a secure, read-only file.
  • Portable, combining all information into a single container for easy distribution.
  • Self-describing, because you can view the design without having the application with which it was created.
  • A semantically rich data file that contains the related business information from the design applications, as well as the graphics.
  • An interoperable deliverable tailored for change management.
  • Used for information exchange throughout all phases of a project’s life cycle.