What is IFC in BIM?

What is IFC in BIM?

IFC is short for International Foundation Class and files using the IFC file format are Building Information Modelling (BIM) files. However, unlike other BIM file formats, IFC files are platform neutral and can be read and edited by any BIM software.

What does IFC mean in Revit?

Industry Foundation Classes
Revit 2019. Mar 08 2021In-product view. The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file format is maintained by buildingSMART®. IFC provides an interoperability solution between different software applications. The format establishes international standards to import and export building objects and their properties.

What is IFC in building?

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) is a CAD data exchange file format intended for description of architectural, building and construction industry data. It is a platform-neutral, open file format specification that is not controlled by a single vendor or group of vendors.

What does IFC stand for CAD?

IFC, or industry Foundation Classes, is a standard, some would say the primary standard, for openBIM data exchange. IFC is commonly referred to as an exchange format. This is not entirely correct. Firstly, IFC is a schema, not a format.

What is IFC object?

IfcObject. Definition from buildingSMART: An IfcObject is the generalization of any semantically treated thing or process. Objects are things as they appear – i.e. occurrences.

What is an IFC entity?

IFC Entity. In an IFC model, the project information (generated, for example, from an ARCHICAD project) is represented as a set of IFC Entities – such as elements, surfaces, and their relationships.

How do I use IFC in Revit?

Link an IFC File

  1. (Optional) Before linking an IFC file, click File tab Open (IFC Options) and use the Import IFC Options dialog to do the following:
  2. Open the Revit model.
  3. Click Insert tab Link panel (Link IFC).
  4. In the Open IFC File dialog, navigate to the IFC file, select it, and click Open.

What is IFC schema?

The IFC schema can be considered as a storage system for organizing and transferring digital data, in order to facilitate interoperability between different subjects. Additionally, the IFC defines a model integrated with hundreds of entities organized hierarchically. IFC Data schema composition.

Does Revit support IFC?

Revit provides fully certified IFC import and export based on buildingSMART® IFC data exchange standards. For import (to open or link an IFC file), Revit supports IFC files based on the following buildingSMART International (bSI) data exchange standards: IFC2x3, IFC2x2, and IFC2x.

Can Revit Open IFC files?

When you use Revit to open (import) an IFC file, Revit creates a new model using the default template. Note: To use the IFC file as reference information for an existing model, use the Link IFC tool.

Why do we need IFC?

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries. We achieve this by creating new markets, mobilizing other investors, and sharing expertise.

Can I convert IFC to Revit?

To use an IFC model as a reference for additional design work, link the IFC file to a Revit model. (Optional) Before linking an IFC file, click File tab Open (IFC Options) and use the Import IFC Options dialog to do the following: Select a default Revit template to use for IFC files.