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A

ACIS
3D Geometric Modeler from Spatial Corporation, see Wikipedia and www.spatial.com
ADT
Architectural Desktop
AVA
Ausschreibung, Vergabe, Abrechnung

B

B-Rep
Boundary Representation, see Wikipedia
BARBi
Building and Construction Reference Data Library, see www.barbi.no - now a part of IFD. See IFD
BIM
Building Information Model
bSI
buildingSMART International www.buildingsmart.com


C

CAAD
Computer Aided Architectural Design, see Wikipedia
CAD
Computer Aided Design, see Wikipedia
CAFM
Computer-Aided Facility Management software application
CAM
Computer Aided Manufacturing, see Wikipedia
CityGML
Exchange and Storage of Virtual 3D City Models, see more
CRS
Coordinate Reference System
CSG
Constructive Solid Geometry, see Wikipedia

D

DDS
Data Design System, see www.dds-cad.com or Wikipedia
DGN
File Format from Bentley, see Wikipedia
DXF
Data Exchange Format, File Format
DWG
File Format from AutoDesk, see Wikipedia

E

EXPRESS
Information Modelling Language, developed by the ISO Group TC184/SC4 as an international standard ISO 10303-11.
EXPRESS-X
Extension to EXPRESS, allows querying and processing the content of a populated EXPRESS model, main tasks are the mapping between different EXPRESS models and the definition of views onto such a model. Developed by the ISO Group TC184/SC4 as an international standard ISO 10303-14.

F

FM
Facility Management, see Wikipedia
FZK
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, see www.fzk.de

G

GIS
Geographic Information System, see Wikipedia
GML
Geography Markup Language, see Wikipedia
GTDS
Global Testing and Documentation Server, see gtds.buildingsmart.com
GUID
Globally Unique Identifier is a unique 128-bit number that is produced by an open algorithm, see Wikipedia

H

HTML
Hypertext Markup Language, see Wikipedia
HVAC
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, see Wikipedia

I

IAI
International Alliance for Interoperability, a non-for-profit, industry-led organization, that supports the development of the IFC specification.
IAI
Institut für Angewandte Informatik, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, see www.iai.fzk.de/ifc
IDM
Information Delivery Manual, specifies which information that should be exchanged between process at a certain stage in a buildings lifecycle, www.iai.no/idm
IFC
Industry Foundation Classes a neutral product data model for the construction and facility management industry, see Wikipedia and an overview (in German)
IFC version
release number of the IFC specification used for the exchange (*.ifc file, or data repository), official IFC releases include IFC1.5.1, IFC2.0, IFC2x, IFC2x2, IFC2x3
IFD
International Framework for Dictionaries - ontology framework for buildingSMART. http://www.ifd-library.org/ http://dev.ifd-library.org/
IFG project
Industry Foundation Classes for GIS, an IAI project to enable the CAD/GIS integration based on IFC, see www.iai.no/ifg/
IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, File Format
ISG
Implementers Support Group --> more

J

K

KIT
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, see Homepage
KML
Keyhole Markup Language, see Wikipedia

L

Latitude
Degrees difference North or South from the Equator, see Wikipedia
LoD
Level of Detail, see Wikipedia
Longitude
Degrees difference East or West from Greenwich, England, see Wikipedia

M

MSG
Model Support Group --> more

N

NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology

O

OpenCascade
Open source 3D Modeller, see Open CASCADE Technology

P

PDM
Product Data Model

Q

R

S

SDAI
Standard Data Access Interface [Wikipedia]
SQL
Structured Query Language
STEP
Standard of the Exchange of Product Model Data
STL
Stereolithography Language, Standard Transformation Language, File Format

T

Topographic
Graphic representation of the surface features of an area.

U

URL
Uniform Resource Locator, see Wikipedia

V

VDI 3805
Produktdatenaustausch in der TGA, see more
Views
Subset of the IFC model to facilitate a particular data exchange use case, current view definitions include the (Extended) Coordination View, the structural analysis view and other.
VRML
Virtual Reality Meta Language, File Format, see more

W

X

XML
Extensible Markup Language, see Wikipedia

Y

Z

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