MAGNET Modeler: General workflow

General workflow for using MAGNET Modeler.

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MAGNET Modeler: General workflow

General workflow utilizing the MAGNET Modeler module includes the following important steps.

This workflow uses these software products:

  • MAGNET Office

  • MAGNET Modeler 

  • MAGNET Explorer

1. Structure the data

MAGNET Modeler workflows are layer-based. Make sure different entities in MAGNET Office are separated by different layers.

2. Create a configuration

A configuration includes one or multiple rules. A rule gets assigned to a certain layer, reads all entities on that layer, adds materials and a group structure to them, and defines how these objects are going to be transformed into a virtual model.

3. Generate the model

After the configuration has been defined, you can generate the model. MAGNET Modeler writes a *.VM file (virtual model) including the transformed data. This process automatically launches MAGNET Explorer software.

4. View the model

The *.VM file automatically opens in MAGNET Explorer. You can use the Navigation or Analyze tools to inspect the result.

5. Create a multidisciplinary model (MAGNET Explorer only)

MAGNET Explorer allows you to import multiple *.VM files at the same time and to combine them with other formats like *.LandXML, *.IFC, *.DWG, *.TP3, *.MJF, and *.OBJ to create a multidisciplinary model. This becomes even more important when several stakeholders are working on one project.