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IFC2x3 CV V2.0 Certification Summary

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Coordination View V2.0 Certification

This is the official site for the buildingSMART International IFC Certification 2.0 procedure of the IFC2x3 Coordination View Version 2.0

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Official documents of the IFC2x3 Coordination View V2.0 Certification
The following official documents guide the certification process:

 

Scope of the IFC2x3 Coordination View V2.0

The Coordination View targets the coordination between the architectural, mechanical and structural engineering tasks during the design phase. It contains definitions of spatial structure, building elements, structural modeling elements, and building service elements that are needed for coordinating design information among these disciplines. It includes parametric shapes for a limited range of standard elements, and the ability to also include non parametric shape for all other elements. Property sets, material definitions and other alphanumeric information can be assigned to those elements.


Workflow of the IFC2x3 Coordination View V2.0 Certification

The certification process is organized in three parts:

  • verify the export of IFC files conforming to the IFC2x3 Coordination View Version 2.0 - the export test files are created based on test instructions that are provided by the certification team. The test instructions, available as PDF files (optionally as 2D DXF/DWG files) describe the exact content (geometric and alphanumeric content and building structure) and they are used by the participating software developers to create the export test case within their applications. The created IFC export files are then uploaded to the certification platform and validated both automatically and manually. The manual validation is guided by check items, that conform to the concepts supported by the IFC2x3 Coordination View Version 2.0. The validation is first executed as a self check by the software developers and later counter checked by the approved certification tester.
  • verify the import of IFC files conforming to the IFC2x3 Coordination View Version 2.0 - the import calibration files are provided as prevalidated IFC files by the certification team. The participating software developers import them into their applications, checks for the expected results and fill out manual check items. The check items correspond to the concepts of the IFC2x3 Coordination View Version 2.0. Later the approved certification tester counter checks the import.
  • verify the general conformance requirements and finalize certification - among the general conformance requirements are: harmonized terminology in the IFC related user interfaces, sufficient documentation and help files, registration of IFC icons to be associated with the IFC files, completing the IFC support statements for the official IFC certification website, and following the guidance on publishing the certification logo and certificate.