What is Buildingsmart IFC?

What is Buildingsmart IFC?

IFC is a standardized, digital description of the built asset industry. It is an open, international standard (ISO 16739-1:2018) and promotes vendor-neutral, or agnostic, and usable capabilities across a wide range of hardware devices, software platforms, and interfaces for many different use cases.

What is IFC in BIM?

IFC is short for International Foundation Class and files using the IFC file format are Building Information Modelling (BIM) files. The idea behind IFC is to enable interoperability between BIM software — and boost collaboration within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

Who created IFC?

The IFC initiative began in 1994, when Autodesk formed an industry consortium to advise the company on the development of a set of C++ classes that could support integrated application development.

What is IFC schema?

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an openly documented standard for the exchange of data about a building or facility and its construction or maintenance, data structured as a building information model (BIM). The conceptual schema for IFC is defined using the EXPRESS data specification language (ISO 10303-11).

What is Open BIM?

openBIM is a collaborative process that is inclusive of all participants, promoting interoperability to benefit projects and assets throughout their lifecycle. It is based on open standards and workflows that allow different stakeholders to share their data with any BIM compatible software.

What BIM means?

Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the foundation of digital transformation in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.

What program opens IFC files?

Programs that open or reference IFC files

  • Areddo.
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture.
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020.
  • Autodesk MEP.
  • Tekla BIMsight — Discontinued.
  • Safe Software FME Desktop.
  • Trimble SketchUp with IFC2SKP plug-in.

What is IDM in BIM?

What is an Information Delivery Manual (IDM)? To make BIM effective, information needs to be made available when it is needed and it must be provided to a satisfactory quality. By ensuring that project participants are aware of information requirements more reliable information exchange should take place.

Does Revit support IFC?

Revit provides fully certified IFC import and export based on buildingSMART® IFC data exchange standards. For import (to open or link an IFC file), Revit supports IFC files based on the following buildingSMART International (bSI) data exchange standards: IFC2x3, IFC2x2, and IFC2x.

How is IFC funded?

Much of IFC’s advisory work is conducted by facilities managed by IFC but funded through partnerships with donor governments and other multilateral institutions. Other sources of funding include donor country trust funds and IFC’s own resources.

Why is IFC important?

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries. We achieve this by creating new markets, mobilizing other investors, and sharing expertise.