With CIS/2 interface, Autodesk Advance Steel enables companies to exchange data easily with all CIS/2 compatible steel software applications.
The official CIS/2 web site lists all the vendors acknowledged as compatible with the exchange format.
CIS/2 files (extension *.stp) can be imported to Autodesk Advance Steel, modified using the various functionalities of the software and then exported back to CIS/2.
The entire model can be exported to CIS/2, or just a model selection. Two model types are available: Fabrication and Analysis.
Some profiles (especially AISC profiles) have been entered in a conversion table for a good communication with the CIS/2 format.
Objects of a CIS/2 file can be mapped to VRML files. This allows 3D viewing using free available browsers.