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Surface material not coming same as Archicad model after Exporting IFC



When i exporting in IFC,  surface material not going same as model surface material. It's taking same as building material. So Is it possible to export surface material in IFC? Could you please suggest setting of IFC translator?


Thanks in advance!

Ashwani Kumar Shukla

Archicad 12-26, 64gb ram, window 10

Unfortunately Archicad (and most other software exept BlenderBIM) does not support the texture part of the IFC schema. So there is not anything you can do with the translator to get the textures in the IFC file.


It's to bad. It would be fantastic to also communicate textures with IFC!

Martin Isak Jansen
(I'm the one everyone at my company asks the tech questions)

Thank you Martin for reply.

Really disappointed for me and looking for solution ASAP from Graphisoft team.



Have a nice day!

Ashwani Kumar Shukla

Archicad 12-26, 64gb ram, window 10
Laszlo Nagy
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You should make a wish then:

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Since getting surface export for IFC will take a while (ASAP might be measured in years) - can you say why you need the surface with the IFC  - presumably a particularly consultant you are working with?  Someone might be able to suggest a workable alternative to IFC in that case.


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