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Export mesh as IFC

Yvonne
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 Any ideas why I can't export a mesh to IFC?  I have tried both having the 'site geometry' ticked in the classification and not having the classification ticked. 

 

The error message I get is "Element export failed". 

 

 

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

Does your Mesh geometry display correctly in 3D? I wonder if there is some geometry problem with the Mesh that causes the IFC export failure.

You could try to copy the Mesh to the Clipboard (CTRL+C), then delete it from the project, then paste the content of the Clipboard back into Archicad (CTRL+V). Usually, when Archicad pastes an element, it tries to correct its data structure if it finds there is something wrong with it. After doing this, try the IFC export again, see if that helps.

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
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Brian Spears
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Perhaps your Building Material is unchecked and doesn't participate in collision detection and is therefore not exported to IFC.

Brian Spears

BIM Manager

Steele Group Architects, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

Does your Mesh geometry display correctly in 3D? I wonder if there is some geometry problem with the Mesh that causes the IFC export failure.

You could try to copy the Mesh to the Clipboard (CTRL+C), then delete it from the project, then paste the content of the Clipboard back into Archicad (CTRL+V). Usually, when Archicad pastes an element, it tries to correct its data structure if it finds there is something wrong with it. After doing this, try the IFC export again, see if that helps.

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, NVidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

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I think that actually fixed! Thanks! 

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