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IFC based Quantity takeoff

Ahmed_K
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Hi, 

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.

Thanks.

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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. https://www.skewed.com.au/events/archintensive-2023

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