Showing posts with label IFC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IFC. Show all posts

Revit IFC Exporter Update

New version of the IFC Exporter Available.
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BCF Add-Ins for Revit

If you need to use the BIM Collaboration Format and you are using Revit this Add-Ins might be what you are looking for.
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BCF: BIM Collaboration Format

BCF is the format that might become standard to share issues found in BIM models from one platform to another
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Software Currently Certified for IFC Import or Export

A list by BuildingSmart of the BIM tools currently certified to Export or Import IFC files
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New IFC Exporters for Revit Available for Download

New IFC exporters for Revit available

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(BIM) Revit to SketchUp via IFC Plugin

There is a Plugin to Import IFC Files into SketchUp
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I was trying to visualize a Revit model we've been building in SketchUp. I actually wanted to use SketchUp to export the model to Maxwell to do a very quick rendering since the default rendering in Revit didn't please me and I didn't have the time to play with it much.

This was just a workaround, but it did help. I found the IFC2SKP plugin for Google SketchUp from Secom IS Lab. It did the trick.

The plugin will import your IFC file (you need to save as IFC from Revit) and the imported entities will be separated by layers as IFC Entities. IFC Wall, IFC Floor, etc. It does not keep much of the material properties you might have already given to each elemetn in Revit which is a bugger, but I guess that has more to do with IFC itself than with the Plugin.

Once you install the plugin, you will need to go to Plugins --> Import IFC and from there play with what do you want and what you don't want to be imported. I'll post some pictures detailing the process as soon as I get my laptop charger fixed (or I buy a new one...)

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Is BIM like Ice Cream?

A great article about the relationship between BIM and IWMS that questions IFC and other assumptions we make about BIM.
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Just got a link to an article on Javaknight about BIM and IWMS (Integrated Workplace Management Systems). I have personally no idea about IWMS so far, but the article is very interesting and critical on matters about interoperability an IFC (Industry Foundation Classes).

IFCs are regarded as the Holy Grail that is suposed to allow users to inter-operate despite using different BIM platforms. The article poises some doubts about the role of IFCs, putting them at the level of what DXF is to the DWG format. Definitely a very interesting read.

For the full article click here.


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