The beginnings, as always, were rather difficult, but as users developed, certain inconveniences became apparent. Namely, the fact the websites had to be created multiple times to function properly in various browsers (Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.). Nowadays, regardless of the browser we use, their producers provide standard certificates allowing those who write web pages to share a common set of rules. By using open standards, computers around the world can easily interact with each other. Could you imagine it’s different? Well, that’s right. Definitely not.
In a previous article concerning IFC http://bimcorner.com/everything-worth-knowing-about-the-ifc-format/ among other things, the basics of IFC format, learn about the history of its creation and the easiest possible usage. However, what makes this format so universal, and why should it be widely used in BIM? I’ll try to answer this and some other questions in the following article today. Let’s start.
1. On IFC one more time.
1.1 Semantic, namely common features
1.2 IFC file object definitions
The IFC schema is structured to ensure that each unit in its structure has its own meaning.
Suppose we work with an architectural model of the building. We select an object, e.g. a door. This object is defined as IFCdoor in the IFC file classification:
1.3 Attributes of IFC objects
1.4 Structure, i.e. the tree of interconnections
2. WHY IFC
2.1 Uniform scheme for organizing information in a file
Thank you for the article!
We also use IFC in our work. At the moment there is a problem with the mapping file between Revit, Tekla and Smart Plant 3D.
Could you please recommend anything and which way to look?