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Check the exported IFC model

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

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Check the exported IFC model

Check the exported IFC model

We recommend that you test the reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

after creating it.

To check the exported IFC model , insert the model as reference model to the original Tekla Structures model.

Check the following things:

  • Check the 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.

    model visually. Use different colors for the IFC model and the original model. Use clip planes to check the model thoroughly.

  • Compare the number of objects. If there are differences, check the export log.

  • Check the modeling of unsuccessfully exported objects. For example, unnecessary cuts may result in unsuccessful export. Consider remodeling the incorrect objects or set IFC export type to Brep for the objects.


You can also use Trimble Connector for viewing and checking the IFC model.

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