OpenBridge Modeler

To create a civil consensus repository

To create a Integrated Civil i-Model repository containing the terrain and geometry data for your project, use the following procedure.

  1. Either:

    on the Utilities ribbon tab, select the Create tool in the ICM group

    or

    key in icm create

    The Create ICM dialog opens.
  2. Select either one or both of the options.
    Option Description
    Include Design Models

    Supports the export of Geometry (Horizontal and Vertical) including station equations and corridor models along with their resultant geometry and surface meshes including alternative surfaces where created.

    Note: Existing corridor data produced prior to SS3 MR2 requires reprocessing to ensure required corridor data denoting top and bottom features and top and bottom meshes is included.
    Note: Area templates that are common in civil cells may require turning on linear features to generate the required geometry associated with the surfaces.
    Include Terrain Models

    Includes all Terrains stored in the current and referenced models.

    Native MicroStation graphics are not automatically included in the ICM exchange. However, if they are promoted into the Civil Model by applying a Civil Feature Definition then they are included as geometry in the resulting ICM.

    Note: The ICM provides model exchange however since Terrains by their nature can be large consideration to the size of data should be taken into account. Separating the Terrain Model from the ICM and utilizing traditional exchange formats for the Terrain through native file formats may be more efficient than utilizing the ICM. Separating the Terrain Model from the ICM and utilizing traditional exchange formats for the Terrain through native file formats may be more efficient than utilizing the ICM.
    At least one option must be selected.
  3. Click OK. The Select ICM file to create dialog opens.
  4. Select a folder and type a File name.
    Note: An ICM repository uses the .icm.dgn file extension.
  5. Click Save. The ICM file is created. The program status bar indicates when the creation is finished.