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buildingSMART data model

Industry Foundation Classes [IFC] are the buildingSMART data model standard. IFC is the only truly open standard for BIM - it makes the difference between BIM and open BIM.

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other buildingSMART StandardsIFC Model View Definitions

The other buildingSMART standards are:

buildingSMART also harvests externally developed specifications in the realm of building information modeling. The following specifications are currently acknowledged:

Actual implementations of IFC always focus on a purpose - the support of one or many exchange requirements. The subset of IFC corresponding to it is called Model View Definition [MVD]. They are the basis for buildingSMART certification. Additional implementer agreements ease the implementation.

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