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Space Boundary Summary

The space boundary add-on view is an extension of the IFC2x3 Coordination View 2.0. It describes the additional IFC support required to fulfill the exchange requirements between the architectural and building service modeling software and the thermal analysis software. This includes

  • proper export of the architectural building information model with some level of preprocessing for thermal analysis
    • main focus hereby is the correct definition and processing of space boundaries (also called thermal boundaries)
    • space boundaries can be defined as 1st level space boundaries, or 2nd level space boundaries
  • other requirements for spaces, zones, and thermal properties of building elements



In addition to the definition of proper Model View Definition 's MVD the following implementation guidelines are published.


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Previous document versions
IFC2x3 space boundary implementation guide summary
V1.1 2010-03-22 PDF
V1.0 PDF