Autodesk supports BIM interoperability | #IFC

Autodesk’s work on our data exchange protocols underscores our ongoing commitment to support industry Building Information Modeling (BIM) interoperability standards and open source data exchange methodologies.

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  • Autodesk created IFC Open Source export for Revit in 2011, which have been downloaded more than 30,000 times by users from more than 100 countries.
  • Autodesk has contributed at least 24 updates to the IFC export capabilities, and has updated the IFC open source 26 times.

Revit software products conform to IFC standards

Revit software products were among the first on the market to receive the buildingSMART IFC Coordination View 2.0 export certification, and to create IFC files in the latest IFC4 standard.

  • Since 2005, Revit products have offered IFC file export and import, making it possible to export replicas of project models into the standard IFC file format. Users can then import IFC files into any design program that complies with the standard, supporting greater interoperability throughout the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
  • Autodesk has supported the buildingSMART initiative on COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) BIM data standard.
  • In January of 2013, we completed the independently audited buildingSMART Alliance COBie Design Challenge for Architectural Design and Coordinated Design, achieving industry-leading scores for technical proficiency.
  • Autodesk has worked with organizations worldwide to promote open standards, including:
  • U.S. National BIM Standard (NBIMS) and related efforts of COBie and National CAD Standard (NCS).
  • U.K. Government BIM initiative
  • The Bavarian Government FM Handover IFC Model View Definition

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IFC, what it is, and why you should care | recorded presentation Christopher Zoog

Christopher Zoog of HOK presented this great explanation to the New York City Revit User Group.

IFC - What it is and why you should care

HOK are certainly pushing and pursuing IFC in a number of impressive ways into their workflows, including pressure on software providers.

IFC, what it is, and why you should care:

IFC is often talked about being simply the “DXF format” of BIM, and while it’s true that is an exchange format for design authoring, IFC’s further usefulness is generally not well understood in the AEC industry (at least not in the US). IFC is arguably the best way to leverage data that is typically trapped inside your building information model, often by the very tool used to create it. This lecture will explore IFC’s origin, its current status, as well as how it can unlock that trapped data! Several BIM use workflows will be demonstrated including:

  • Design Authoring / Computational Design (Grasshopper to Revit, Tekla)
  • Program Validation / FM handover (dRofus, TIDA, Revit)
  • Performance based design / Simulation (MassMotion, Simergy, Revit)
  • Model based coordination / Automated Code Compliance (Solibri, Revit, BIM Collaboration Format)
  • Design Collaboration (dRofus, Revit, Model Server, BCF)

Various IFC exporting tools, as well as IFC specific editing tools will also be discussed and demonstrated.