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IFC import

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

IFC import

IFC import

You can import IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

Model can be exported into an IFC file.

models as reference models to Tekla Structures , and optionally convert the imported IFC objects into native Tekla Structures objects by using the IFC object converter or selected IFC reference objects using conversion change management. You can use imported IFC reference models, for example, in clash checking, reporting and scheduling.

Tekla Structures supports the following IFC schemas:

  • IFC2X3 (recommended)

  • IFC4

The IFC import functionality has the IFC certification granted by buildingSMART international. For a list of IFC-certified applications, see Certified Software.

For a list of applications/utilities that are purported, by their developers, to provide IFC import and/or export functionality, see List of all IFC applications.

The IFC reference model import in Tekla Structures supports all the sub-objects of the IfcBuildingElement classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

and sub-objects of the IfcProduct class including:

  • Architectural entities

  • Structural entities

  • Building services entities

IFC ( .ifc ) and ifcXML ( .ifcXML ) formats are supported. You can use compressed ( .ifcZIP ) or uncompressed import files. IFC4 does not support ifcXML.

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