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If IFCSpace = AC Zone, what is IFCZone in AC?

sondermann
Contributor
Its recommended BIM Software allows for combining IFCSpaces (like AC zones) into larger entities (in IFCrepresented as IFCZone). As far as I can see there is no such a feature in ARCHICAD?
What is GS' concept of grouping zones - the categories?
Best regards, Horst
ARCHICAD 26 3549 INT EDU APPLE SILICON
macOS Monterey 12.6
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felcunha
Expert
sondermann wrote:
Its recommended BIM Software allows for combining IFCSpaces (like AC zones) into larger entities (in IFCrepresented as IFCZone). As far as I can see there is no such a feature in ARCHICAD?
What is GS' concept of grouping zones - the categories?
You can't unfortunately deal with IfcZones in Archicad, nor have an equivalent to them.
You can only work with them (and associate IfcSpaces (AC Zones) into IfcZones (AC NOTHING) in the Ifc Manager.
And, what is sad is that you can't do it automatically...
Felipe Ribeiro Cunha

AC 26, macOS Monterey
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Here is what the Help files say about this:

https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/guides/archicad-22/archicad-22-reference-guide/working-with-ifc/ap...

As Felipe pointed out, this cannot be done automatically, but in the lower left portion of the File>Interoperability>IFC>IFC Project Manager Dialog you can group IfcSpaces into IfcZones and you can even group several IfcZones into another IfcZone.
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sondermann
Contributor
Thank you both! But of course grouping AC zones "manually" feels like there is some dev potential left 😉

Tuning zone categories BIM-wise would be nice?

Best, Horst
Best regards, Horst
ARCHICAD 26 3549 INT EDU APPLE SILICON
macOS Monterey 12.6