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== General information about the use of IFC data exchange and sharing ==
 
== General information about the use of IFC data exchange and sharing ==
* There is an '''BIM/IFC user guide''' (''IFC Anwenderhandbuch'' - written in German) describing the use of Building Information Models in the area of architecture and building services (including test files) [http://www.buildingsmart.de/2/2_02_01.htm --> more]
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* Information regarding Information Delivery Manual (IDM) can be found [https://technical.buildingsmart.org/resources/information-delivery-manual/ here]
* There is an '''[[IDM | Information Delivery Manual]]''' ([[IDM]]) [http://iug.buildingsmart.org/idms/ --> more]
 
* There is an '''Exchange Guide''' for '''Five of the major 3D CAD applications''', a full Danish version is available [http://iai-forum.teknologisk.dk/19129 --> more] and an English summary [http://iai-forum.teknologisk.dk/_root/media/22001%5FIFC%20Exchange%20Guide%2C%20April%202006.pdf Download]
 
  
 
== Guidelines on IFC capabilities of commercial software systems ==
 
== Guidelines on IFC capabilities of commercial software systems ==
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== Discussion forums about the usage of IFC ==
 
== Discussion forums about the usage of IFC ==
* IFC-BIM Exchange Support Forum on [http://www.buildersnet.org/IFC-BIM/ http://www.buildersnet.org/IFC-BIM/]
 
 
* There is a discussion forum on IFC data exchange (''IFC Datenaustausch'' - written in German) on [http://www.cad.de/cgi-bin/ubb/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=IFC+Datenaustausch&number=446 cad.de]
 
* There is a discussion forum on IFC data exchange (''IFC Datenaustausch'' - written in German) on [http://www.cad.de/cgi-bin/ubb/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=IFC+Datenaustausch&number=446 cad.de]
* Nemetschek discussion forum on BIM/IFC Exchange on [http://www.ifc-forum.com/ www.ifc-forum.com]
 
 
 
== Methods and tools to convert IFC data files ==
 
IFC data files can be converted into a different representation (e.g. IFC data files into ifcXML data files), into other product data model formats (like CityGML), or into file formats of other applications (like KML for Google Earth).
 
* There are ways to '''convert''' [[IFC into other Product Data Models]]
 
* There are ways to '''convert''' [[Product Data Models into IFC]]
 
* There are ways to '''export''' [[IFC to different File Formats]]
 

Latest revision as of 14:16, 31 January 2020

There are a number of user guidelines, documentati­ons and learning examples that support the architect, engineer or other users when exploring the use of IFC enabled software solutions.

IFC Users should know the following things

 

Software applications with IFC export/import capability

First users have to check whether the software they are using today or in future supports IFC. A preference should be given to certified software as it has undergone already some quality assurance processes.

Note: a new "IFC Certification 2.0" process has recently been announced to improve certification and finally quality of IFC interfaces, read article here.


General information about the use of IFC data exchange and sharing

  • Information regarding Information Delivery Manual (IDM) can be found here

Guidelines on IFC capabilities of commercial software systems

  • There is a Reference Guide for the ArchiCAD IFC support --> more, new! updated for IFC2x3 Guide, previous version IFC2x2 Guide
  • There is a Documentation for the IFC-Utility 2x for ADT developed by Inopso --> more
  • There is a BIM/IFC Guideline (Leitfaden - written in German) for ALLPLAN IFC support --> download
  • There is a general IFC Overview and how it is supported in Bentley products --> more
  • There are guidelines on how to use each software packages that participated in the German BIM/IFC User Guide, published by buildingSMART German Speaking Alliance, the "Anwenderhandbuch". Each guideline includes (if applicable) a section for building an IFC aware/optimized BIM model, for IFC export settings, and for IFC import settings. These software specific guidelines are --> available in German for
    • architectural: Allplan, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Bentley Architecture, EliteCAD, Revit Architecture
    • building services: AutoCAD MEP, DDS-CAD Elektro, DDS-CAD SHK, MagiCAD (-> Progman)
    • energy analysis: ETU Energieberater, MagiCAD Comfort and Energy
    • presentation, collaboration: Acrobat 9 Pro Extended
  • There is a first test for IFC Tutorials


Discussion forums about the usage of IFC

  • There is a discussion forum on IFC data exchange (IFC Datenaustausch - written in German) on cad.de