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gdford
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Is is possible to map custom properties to IFC?

Gary Ford
Self Employed - Modeling, Estimating, Construction
Archicad 12-25
Win 10 - ASUSTeK Zephyrus M GU502GV - 64 bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60 GHz
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poco2013
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As I understand, You can map custom properties to ifc properties by using the IFC translator and the property mapping dropdown dialog by setting a mapping rule for the ifc property. i don't believe that you can use expression properties though -- could be wrong

Gerry

Windows 10 - Visual Studio 2019; ArchiCAD 25

Just double checked -- apparently they can

Gerry

Windows 10 - Visual Studio 2019; ArchiCAD 25

gdford
Booster

yes - i just discovered and tested - property expressions can be mapped to IFC.

 

Gerry - do you know if anyone has automated IFC mapping of custom properties based on schedules? 

Gary Ford
Self Employed - Modeling, Estimating, Construction
Archicad 12-25
Win 10 - ASUSTeK Zephyrus M GU502GV - 64 bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60 GHz
16.0 GB ram


@gdford wrote:

 do you know if anyone has automated IFC mapping of custom properties based on schedules? 


Don't believe so. What did you have in mind?

Gerry

Windows 10 - Visual Studio 2019; ArchiCAD 25

Well, lets say I have 500 custom properties I want to export with an IFC model. All of the properties are scheduled via various schedules. It looks like I would have to make 500 edits in the IFC translator to accomplish this task. So I am wondering if this could be accomplished via the API to generate the mapping using the schedules as a guide

 

Gary Ford
Self Employed - Modeling, Estimating, Construction
Archicad 12-25
Win 10 - ASUSTeK Zephyrus M GU502GV - 64 bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60 GHz
16.0 GB ram

Erwin Edel
Mentor

This is definitely possible. Our reseller supplies a template with a very detailed set of properties that they have all mapped to IFC export.

 

When I last looked at the interface for this, it didn't seem to be very user friendly or for those new to IFC perhaps. I am glad they offer this service, since the task seems daunting.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

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