IFC stands for Industry Foundation Classes. It is an open standard that has been created by the international organization buildingSMART, which can be defined as a "standardized, digital description of the built environment" (buildingSMART). More specifically, it is an object format for open Building Information Modeling (BIM) data exchange and aims to facilitate interoperability. IFC can be used either to exchange information from one stakeholder to another, as a means of archiving project information (during the design, procurement , and construction phases), or as an "as-built" collection of information.
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1.Download the IFC app from autodesk to be able to export IFC from Revit https://apps.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=7265544480016320144&appLang=en&os=Win64
2. Kick the "Section Box" (right column)
3. Untick Planning, Topography, Site, Electrical Equipment boxes
4. Go to File > Export > IFC
5. Click on "Modify set up"
6. Click on "Create a new set up"
7. Name your set up
8. Set up general settings like in the screenshot
9. Set up additional content
10. Set up property sets
11. Click on "Save selected setup"
12. Click on "Export"
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1.Click on File > Interoperability > IFC > IFC Translators
2. Go into the "General Export" section and click on "New"
3. Name your new translator and click on "Ok"
4. In your new export set up your presets
5. Click on "Ok"
6. Go into File > Save as…
7. Select "IFC Export" in the Translator and click on "Save"
To learn more about IFC creation watch our webinar about "IFC Creation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
Eva Stepak-Heritier, Digital Brand and Content Manager at Catenda.