Export to IFC in BricsCAD

Last modified by Linus Karlsson on 2019/01/29 11:29

The Industry Foundation Classes IFC specification is a neutral data format to describe, exchange and share information typically used within the building and facility management industry sector. IFC is the international standard for openBIM
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Exports to the IFC format can be done in a BricsCAD version that supports conversion (BricsCAD BIM). This article is a step by step guide that will cover how the export is done. First, the model must be generated in an empty drawing. Create one under the category 3D in the project browser, as shown below.


Figure 1: New 3D drawing

Before opening the drawing, go to the project folder. Download this IFC file for BricsCAD and paste it into the folder. Give this file the exact same name as the 3D drawing that was just created (erase the original)


Figure 2: Replacing the dwg

Open the empty drawing and generate the elements that will be included in the export by using the generate plan command. Configure your selection of elements and be sure to select the AutoCAD solid (IFC) option found under setup. This allows export to the IFC format.


Figure 3: Generate the elements as IFC-compatible solids 

Add information about the elements to include in the export. This is done through the "add property set" command found under the "BASE" tab in BricsCAD.


Figure 4: Add property set...

Make the export from BricsCAD file menu as shown in the image below. 

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Figure 6: BricsCAD export to IFC

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Created by Linus Karlsson on 2019/01/11 16:30
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