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Revisions readable in IFC

Ingolf
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Is there any way to make the revision history or revision numbering in Archicad available in IFC? So you can identify witch revision the IFC file exported from Archicad represents when you look at the properties you can read in for example Solibri. And if this is possible, is it any way to automatically mark the revised elements, again so the revision is visible in for example Solibri.

Ingolf Sundfør, Bricklayer, Author of several Real Life Problem Solving Books for Archicaddicts in Norway.
PC/i7/W11/ArchiCAD 6.5-27
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Ingolf
Advocate

I am unable in any way to automate revision data from Archicad to IFC. The only way I have found to export revision data is by creating properties of the Revision Letter and the Revision Number in the Property Manager. I enter a letter in the Property Manager so it applies to all elements, while I have set the number to open in the Property Manager so a revision number must be entered for each changed element.
That way, all elements in the entire model have a major revision letter and only the changed elements have a revision number.
Do anyone have any better suggestions?

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Ingolf Sundfør, Bricklayer, Author of several Real Life Problem Solving Books for Archicaddicts in Norway.
PC/i7/W11/ArchiCAD 6.5-27
Solution

Eureka: You have to do the work in the Property Manager and in the IFC Translator at the beginning of the modeling or simply create this as a template.
You must also connect the individual elements to be revisioned in the Change Manager and have that connection as a standard workflow when Revision Clouds are deployed. Revision information will then come out automatically in IFC and appear in Other Properties in Solibri 😁

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Ingolf Sundfør, Bricklayer, Author of several Real Life Problem Solving Books for Archicaddicts in Norway.
PC/i7/W11/ArchiCAD 6.5-27

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