Interoperability is often seen as the missing link between different software systems. It allows best-of-breed applications to share common objects, geometry and properties between applications. Interoperability is a process, which allows diverse systems and organizations to work together. This allows common 3D models to be built or information and geometry defined in one system to be used in another. An example of this would be a 3D structural frame from a modeling applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation
being transferred and used by an Analysis & Design system. Another example would be an Architectural model being used within a structural modeling system.