IFC Data Exchange Articles

The importance of Project Info – Part 1

The importance of Project Info – Part 1

Last summer I wrote an article called Label-mania! Where does your data live? In it I talked about view based data, element based data and project based data. The article focused on linking element based data to automatic labels so that various views (Sections,...
The I in Schedules stands for IFC

The I in Schedules stands for IFC

In a recent blog post, we looked at why we should care about IFC. Now we will look at one way to use IFC. Don’t panic, this is not going to get overly technical. I won’t get into naming conventions or how your project is doomed if you don’t use the...
BIM: the I stands for IFC

BIM: the I stands for IFC

There is a common misconception among firms doing small projects that we don’t need much or any Information in our files. By Information, I mean the “I” in BIM, which BIM aficionados love to pontificate about. Let’s consider the traditional...
How to Name Things in ARCHICAD

How to Name Things in ARCHICAD

Jeff’s Wall blw Parapet but Above Transom_Current_NotUsed-Active.2D 02042015 Is it a Layer? A Composite? A Complex Profile? A Fill? A Surface? A Detail? A Worksheet? A file? Who knows. But we can guess which one of our coworkers created it…and when. And we...
ArchiCAD Connection Add-In for Revit 2015

ArchiCAD Connection Add-In for Revit 2015

Are you collaborating with engineers who are using Revit? Are you exchanging data via IFC rather than dumbing everything down to DWGs? Is that process going as well as you’d like? Are you and your consultants aware of Graphisoft’s continued effort to...
Have you Looked at Zone Stamps Recently?

Have you Looked at Zone Stamps Recently?

At the end of the All the Little Changes in ArchiCAD 18 post I promised more articles focusing on some of the other subtle tweaks to ArchiCAD 18. Have you noticed the huge improvements to the default Zone Stamps? I have… Zone Stamps For years I’ve been...
Continuing IFC Commitment

Continuing IFC Commitment

GRAPHISOFT Announces Updated Plugin for Revit Structure, Revit MEP and Revit Architecture GRAPHISOFT is fully commitment to supporting IFC and backs up that commitment with action. The company has released the plugin for Revit 2014. Accessing the updated plugin for...
IFC Made Easy

IFC Made Easy

Because more firms are embracing BIM as the preferred design tool, questions are arising about how to work together more efficiently. As the old standards of DWG and PDF exchange are slowly fading away, BIM offers a better exchange of information allowing the exchange of intelligent 3D data. This is obviously more valuable as the data is being used for things such as energy analysis and facilities management. So what is the best way to exchange this data with the people you work with? The new standard is evolving around IFCs.

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