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IFC Implementation

buildingSMART maintains a framework for software companies to collaborate in supporting open standards for BIM.

  • Implementation Support Group [ISG]


what can BIM users expect service to developers

Over 150 software applications support import and/or export of IFC data. It has become the open standard for BIM data.

Beside the support statement solely by the software developer, buildingSMART offers a certification program that provides an additional level of certainty to the BIM user by stating that participating software applications can fulfill their exchange needs.

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Industry Foundation Classes [IFC] are an open standard for BIM - the openBIM data standard. It is a comprehensive schema that enables support for many exchange scenarios - but here you find support.

Expect implementation guideline, some samples, and the ability to contribute using the open IFC issue database.

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