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Collaboration with other software

Read articles 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.


Open BIM Workflow Improvements

Open BIM Workflow Improvements Graphisoft’s Open BIM approach continues to be the focal point, through which we support design teams in efficient multi-disciplinary collaboration. IFC4 certification for Architectural Reference Exchange for Import Dur...


Export Component-Level Data to IFC

Export customized data for individual components in IFC format In earlier versions of Archicad, we couldn’t export customized data for individual components (not just elements as a whole) in IFC format, so component-level quantity reports required wo...

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Morphs Exported as IfcSpace

Compliance with the German BIM modeling guidelines In general, during certain workflows, it is necessary to model rooms with the Morph Tool in addition to the Zone Tool. In addition to this modeling method, the new German BIM modeling guidelines requ...

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Splitting Rules of IFC Mapping

This post is to follow up on the previously published ‘Syncing Zone Cover Fills and Floor Finishes’ article where we mapped the Cover Fill value of the Zones to a custom made IFC property and made it appear in the Zone Stamp, this way saving some tim...

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Frequently Asked Questions About IFC

What are IFC and MVD? The IFC file format is ISO-certified and it was developed by the BuildingSMART (formerly the IAI - the International Alliance for Interoperability). IFC is the only open and standard 3D object-oriented exchange format used by BI...


Archicad IFC Translators

Importing and exporting model data using IFC is controlled by the settings of the translator you are using. Archicad comes with a handful of preset translator options which are optimized for certain 3rd party software but you can also create your own...


Managing Attributes from Imported IFCs

Introduction When an IFC is imported and you choose the option 'convert to construction elements, otherwise objects/morphs', then new attributes will be created in ARCHICAD. If the imported content is an IFC structural file, the newly created attribu...

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IFC Import to ARCHICAD 20

Before you start check the 'IFC Translator Settings for IFC Import to ARCHICAD' IFC Import to ARCHICAD 20 Workflow File Menu > Open > Open Choose IFC as File TypeLocate and select the fileChoose or create an IFC Translator (Please note, that the Tran...

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Exporting Stories/Levels from Revit

Set the Revit Levels so that they are calculated from 0. Prior to exporting an IFC file from Revit, make sure all additional structural levels (TOS, TOC, TOB, etc) are not set as Building Story. Secondly, add additional Levels to match the agreed lev...


IFC Based OPEN BIM Workflow – Part 3

Accessing and Displaying IFC Properties in ARCHICAD and BIMx IFC Data in 2D Documentation – Labels, Markers and Zone Stamps IFC Properties can be displayed in 2D views of the model in ARCHICAD: on floor plans, sections, elevations, etc. The main tool...

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IFC Based OPEN BIM Workflow – Part 2

IFC Property Management in ARCHICAD There are predefined IFC properties for ARCHICAD elements set by the IFC properties scheme setup and we can define an unlimited number of custom IFC properties as well. When a new, custom IFC property is added, you...

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IFC Based OPEN BIM Workflow – Part 1

How to prepare your model in ARCHICAD for collaboration in OPEN BIM For every party collaborating in OPEN BIM it is crucially important to have a shared system of the project regarding: Identical Project Location settings, such as: Project origin Nor...

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IFC Workflow Between ARCHICAD and Revit MEP

Follow the steps below when collaborating with someone using Revit MEP. ARCHICAD 15 and Revit MEP 2012 were used in the examples below but the process remains the same for current versions of ARCHICAD. 1) Set Element Parameters Open the selection set...

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