What is an IFC File?

(Sébastien Lucas / Future Architect) #1

IFC is a standard that describe both geometric and non geometric data of a BIM model.

What is the IFC format?

Which informations are stored in a IFC files?

  • Metadata about the project
  • Model geometries
  • Metadatas about the objects

What is the current version of IFC Files?

Current “practical” release of IFC is the version ifc 2x3 tc1.
The ifc 2x3 tc1 doc is available here

IFC v4 is finalized but still too much sofwares cannot read it accurately.
The full IFC4 doc is available here.

Why is there sometimes some comptatibility issues with IFC Files?

What is IFC history & evolution? Is there any IFC roadmap?