IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – IFC Exporter Settings and Modelling Workflows in Autodesk Revit

September 3, 2021. By

INTRODUCTION

Welcome back everyone. It’s been awhile! ☺

The past six blogs were about implementing the structure of IFC within the functionality of Autodesk Revit and talking about IFC in its conceptual data model form.

It’s now worth noting that we need to package up the data model so that it can be exchanged. IFC can be exchanged in several different formats which can be viewed here. The most commonly used format is STEP (SPF) and when we say ‘IFC file’ we actually mean a STEP file.

For this post we will look at the remaining items which are needed to be configured before you hit the export button to create an IFC STEP file. I’m not going to go through all the settings of the IFC exporter just the ones I have tested and use. A list of all the settings can be found here.

This blog post together with the next one have been based on the testing done in Autodesk Revit 2019 and we are still using IFC 2×3. Autodesk have been working hard to improve bugs therefore there could be changes/improvements in later versions.

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