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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...

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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...

Survey Point is now supported at IFC import/export

Survey Point It is recommended to use a common anchor/reference point (so-called "Survey Point") to facilitate coordination of models from different programs like Revit or Tekla Structures (e.g. when connecting models submitted by different professio...

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Basics of IFC based model exchange - Export

ARCHICAD supports the OpenBIM concept, using a common language available for software vendors. This common file format is called IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) developed by buildingSmart®. Read more on buildingSmart's FAQ page. Model filtering Mod...

ARCHICAD Model Setup for IFC Export to Revit

Basics Coordinate among Project Stakeholders Most projects that encounter troubles later on, do so, because of the lack of preliminary coordination! Organize a BIMCoordination meeting to agree upon the following: project location and coordinates Proj...

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IFC Workflow Guide

To assist our customers, GRAPHISOFT has developed a new IFC Workflow Guide document. The purpose of the IFC Workflow Guide is to explain in simple terms the recommended IFC workflows between ARCHICAD and Revit. The workflows cover conversion between ...

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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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