Synchronizations Wiki

Welcome to Synchronization Wiki! Here, you will find the information needed to take the first steps in your Digital Twin journey, and that is how to get your engineering data into an iTwin.

Some great resources for you to start:

What is an iTwin?

An iTwin incorporates different types of data repositories – including drawings, specifications, documents, analytical models, photos, reality meshes, IoT feeds, and enterprise resource and enterprise asset management data – into a living digital twin.

Image 1 - iTwin data

Think about an iModel as the container for exchanging infrastructure information, including business properties, geometry, graphics, and relationships, in a format that is open, providing standard interfaces for business, engineering, construction, and operations from multiple vendors. Read more about an iModel here.

With the help of iTwin Connectors, data from different engineering applications are aggregated and aligned into a unified iModel format that is associated with your iTwin. There are different iTwin Connectors that transform specific engineering data formats from both Bentley and third-party design applications. And many of those files could be synchronized into a single iModel.

Existing modeling applications, whether from Bentley or other vendors, can contribute changes from digital engineering models to the iModel’s timeline of changes.

Please refer to the individual iTwin product documentations to learn how to create iModels, define synchronization, and other best practices when working with those applications.

You can find some products documentations in these communities: iTwin Products, ProjectWise, SYNCHRO.


Resources in this Wiki

Supported File Formats

Learn which data formats you can synchronize to an iModel.

iTwin Spatial Alignment

Learn best practices to geolocate your data correctly.

Knowledge Base

Learn how best to inspect synchronization results and solve any potential issues.

For Developers

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