IFC Certified Software

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Overview

The IAI facilitates a certification process where software companies can establish a group to test the IFC interfaces. This group is facilitated by the IAI, but the responsibility for the quality of interfaces remains with the software company. The certification process is split into two phases, in step 1 the IFC interfaces are tested against an agreed set of unit test cases, whereas in step 2 the IFC interfaces are tested against selected project files coming from beta customers.

The IFC certification process certifies the ability of the software vendors to understand IFC and the selected IFC view definition. It confirms that the software company has participated in the certification program and has been able to import the test cases with sufficient quality. The IFC certification cannot guarantee that the IFC utilities provided by the software vendors is bug free.

The IFC certification is a facilitated self certification, where participating software companies agree to continue the quality assurance process after the final certification workshop.

IFC2x3 Coordination View

Each IFC certification is based on a view definition. An IFC view represents a subset of the IFC specification that is needed for a particular exchange scenario. The current certification process is based on the IFC2x3 Coordination View targeting the coordination process between architecture, building services and structural engineering, or the exchange of common data between Architectural CAD, Building Service CAD, and Structural design application.

IFC2x3 Step 2 certification

The following companies have been officially awarded the 2nd step certification logo.

Product Company Restriction Date Remark
ACTIVe3d ARCHIMEN Group Import only 13-03-07
ALLPLAN 2006.2 Nemetschek 13-03-07
ArchiCAD 11 Graphisoft 13-03-07
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 SP1 Autodesk 13-03-07
Bentley Architecture 8.9.3 Bentley Systems 13-03-07
DDS-CAD 6.4 DDS 13-03-07
Facility Online Vizelia Import only 22-05-07
MagiCAD Progman Export only 22-05-07
ESA-PT SCIA 25-02-08
Revit Building 2008 SP1 Autodesk 13-03-07
Solibri Model Checker Solibri Import only 13-03-07
TEKLA Structures TEKLA Corporation 13-03-07


IFC2x3 Step 1 certification

The following companies have successfully passed the stage 1 certification workshop for the extended coordination view.

Product Company Restriction Date Remark
ACTIVe3d ARCHIMEN Group Import only 29-06-06
ALLPLAN 2006.2 Nemetschek 29-06-06
ArchiCAD 10 Graphisoft 29-06-06
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 Autodesk 24-11-06
Bentley Architecture Bentley Systems 29-06-06
CADS Planner Electric Pro and Hepac Pro Kymdata Oy Export only 08-10-07
DDS-CAD DDS 12-03-07
EliteCAD Architecture 11 SP1 Messerli Informatik GmbH 25-02-08
Facility Online Vizelia Import only 21-05-07
IFC für Oracle CADView-3D NorConsult Import only 21-05-07
MagiCAD Progman Export only 12-03-07
Revit Building 2008 Autodesk 29-06-06
ESA-PT SCIA 21-05-07
Solibri Model Checker Solibri Import only 29-06-06
TEKLA Corporation TEKLA Structures 29-06-06
VectorWorks Nemetschek NA 21-05-07


IFC2x2 Step 2 certification

The following companies have successfully passed the step 2 certification workshop for the code checking view (an extension of the IFC2x coordination view adding additional requirements for code checking in architecture) on 29 Oct 2004 and 18 Nov 2005.

Company Product Restriction Date Remark
Autodesk Revit Building Export only 18-11-05
Graphisoft ArchiCAD 29-10-04
Novasprint Citynet FORNAX ePlan Checker 29-10-04


IFC2x Step 2 certification

The following companies have successfully passed the step 2 certification workshop for the coordination view on 07 May 2003

Company Product Restriction Date Remark
ARCHIMEN Group ACTIVe3d Import only 07-05-03
Bentley Systems Bentley Architecture 07-05-03
Data Design System HVACPartner, ElectroPartner 07-05-03
Graphisoft ArchiCAD 07-05-03
Inopso IFC2xUtility for Autodesk ADT 07-05-03
Nemetschek ALLPLAN 07-05-03
Novasprint Citynet ePlanChecker Import only 07-05-03
Olof Granlund BSPro, RIUSKA 07-05-03
Solibri Solibri Model Checker Import only 07-05-03
Vizelia Facility Online 07-05-03
YIT Cove Import only 07-05-03