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About model and data exchange with 3rd party solutions: Revit, Solibri, dRofus, Bluebeam, structural analysis solutions, and IFC, BCF and DXF/DWG-based exchange, etc.

IFC based Quantity takeoff



I already developed a workflow to calculate quantities and building cost using archicad and excel, 

ArchiCAD to model, schedule, extract data : I used Classifications, properties, schedules

Excel to collect data, calculate, and manage data in multiple formats, 


Now, i want to improve, i looked into some posts  here in the forum, informations aren't enough to build a robust solution based on IFC, 


My idea is the following, 

IFC psets will used as filters and data containers, for units, quantity / item description, calculated quantity, price per unit etc, 

using IFC i can have access to data that can't be handled with properties and or classifications.


this data will be extracted using schedules, the rest of work in excel, 


I want to know how to start exploring IFC and what type of limitations can i face in this workflow ?


If someone is interested, this thread would be a GREAT PLACE to exchange and develop the workflow.


AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, 32 GB RAM, RTX 3080 10 GB
Archicad 27
Windows 11 professional

Your timing of this post is perfect Lukas Oelmüller is doing a presentation next Friday as part of ARCHINTENSIVE - Session 17 on openBIM and cost estimation. He has developed processes using IFC for cost estimation. I suggest watching that session.

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AC6 - AC27 | WIN 11 | i9-10900K, 3.7Ghz | 32GB Ram | NVIDIA GeForce RTX