Getting started (online quick start)

1. Get the tools

Writing an iModel.js application requires the following software:

  • Node.js (12.x LTS version)
    • This provides the backend JavaScript runtime.
    • The installation also includes the npm command line tool.
  • Google Chrome
    • This is the preferred tool for developing and debugging frontend JavaScript.
  • Git
    • This is the source code control system for the iModel.js repositories.

Suggested IDE

  • Visual Studio Code
    • This is the recommended editor and debugger for iModel.js applications.
    • VS Code also supplies a GUI for working with Git.

2. Get a sample iModel

Click here and use the registration dashboard to create a new iModel

3. Get, build, and develop code

Follow the "Developing a web viewer" tutorial


Next Steps

Follow tutorials to dive deeper into iModel.js

iModel.js Blog

Read imodeljs-samples READMEs, and review code

Last Updated: 25 February, 2021