ETU VDI 3805 Navigator IFC Export

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A VDI 3805 model can be exported into IFC by using the ETU VDI 3805 Navigator.

Export Workflow


  • select a product in the VDI 3805 Navigator
  • display the product in the 3D Viewer
  • select the export menue in the context menue
  • select IFC 2x3 (STEP physical file) or ifcXML 2x2 (XML file)
  • enter a new file name or confirm the proposed file name
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Export Results


  • VDI 3805 elements are converted into corresponding IFC entities
  • VDI 3805 properties are converted into the IFC property set Pset_VDI3805
  • Colors from VDI 3805 are converted into IfcSurfaceStyle
  • VDI 3805 connection information is converted into IfcDistributionPort
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IFC model imported into Bentley Architecture V8

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IFC model imported into GraphiSoft ArchiCAD 11

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IFC model imported into Nemetschek Allplan 2008


Examples of converted models can be found here