Create a test iModel from a Bentley provided sample

Create a test iModel from a Bentley provided sample via the Free Trial service

The quickest way to get access to a cloud hosted iModel is by creating an iModel seeded with Bentley provided sample data.

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Sign In button and sign-in using your Bentley account credentials
    • If you have not already registered, click Register now and complete the registration process.
  3. Click on your user icon and navigate to the My iModels page
  4. Click the Create button
  5. Give your test iModel a name
  6. Select Create iModel from Bentley Sample
  7. Choose one of templates
  8. [Optional] Add the email addresses of anyone else you would like to grant access to the iModel in Project participants field
    • Any other users will also have to have a Bentley account
  9. Click the Save button and wait until your iModel is created

A metrostation located in Philadelphia. Contains platform, rails, and subway cars.


Soccer stadium in Singapore. Features landscape details and a metro station. This is the largest sample iModel.


Cafe and apartments.


Simple processing plant. This is the smallest sample iModel.


Features several 2D drawings and sheets.