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OpenBuildings Designer IFC Export #1: Administration

OpenBuildings Designer IFC Export #1: Administration

OpenBuildings Designer includes complete integration with IFC 2x3 and IFC4*, including DataGroups for all supported IfcEntities, IfcTypes and necessary property definitions to support the required PSets (Property Sets). This is included in the standard dataset...

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Revit IFC Export #5: Property Sets pt 2 – Remapping

Revit IFC Export #5: Property Sets pt 2 – Remapping

As noted previously, consistency is the key when working with IFC. Unfortunately, consistency to the nth degree is difficult to control in a widespread design team. Even if you can agree that each discipline will include certain data, if the parameters are used are...

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Revit IFC Export #4: Property Sets pt I

Revit IFC Export #4: Property Sets pt I

Consistency is the key when working with IFC. Consistency in terms of how you approach your modelling (which may need slightly differing approaches to a regular “modelling for drawing production” method), consistency in the standards, templates and even the views you...

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Revit IFC Export #3: Working with the COBie Extension

Revit IFC Export #3: Working with the COBie Extension

Taking a slight side-step from the intended contents of the next IFC guide, it’s worth mentioning some considerations when working with the COBie Extension, part of the BIM Interoperability Tools in Revit, and the effect that it may have on your IFC output. One of the...

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Revit IFC Export #2: Category Mapping

Revit IFC Export #2: Category Mapping

Export Classes When converting to IFC, Revit categories need to be converted into IFC entities. This is controlled at the top level by the mapping table found in File > Export > Options > IFC Options. The principle is that, for each Revit category, an IFC...

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Revit IFC Export #1: Updates

Revit IFC Export #1: Updates

The first in a short series of posts explaining the settings when exporting from Revit to IFC.

Setting up a model and exporting to IFC has been better integrated in Revit 2023 & 2024. In versions prior to Revit 2023 the mapping process requires the inclusion of specialist parameters to overcome problems where category mapping is not suitable….

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THE GAME OF BIM (ISO 19650 EDITION)

THE GAME OF BIM (ISO 19650 EDITION)

Evolve Consultancy has published a fully updated edition of their best-selling The Game of BIM book. The pocket book now includes the international standards in the ISO 19650 series, along with helpful tips on all the other UK BIM Framework documents. Presented in a...

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COORDINATION AND CLASH DETECTION

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COORDINATION AND CLASH DETECTION

BIM has brought a lot of improvements to the consistency of project deliverables. The project team are agreeing how they plan to exchange information, at what regularity and for what purpose at the project outset before commencing work. Having access to this...

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FROM LEVEL 2 TO STAGE 2 (BS1192 TO ISO19650)

FROM LEVEL 2 TO STAGE 2 (BS1192 TO ISO19650)

It's coming whether you like it or not. And we're not talking about Christmas. Although that's almost here as well it would seem! You've spent the last two years implementing BIM Level 2, you may even be contemplating certification and now it's all change. With the...

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CIC BIM PROTOCOL 2ND EDITION

CIC BIM PROTOCOL 2ND EDITION

Released on 10th April 2018, the CIC BIM Protocol is updated and now “is closely aligned with PAS1192-2”. It is presumed that this extends beyond just PAS1192-2 to include the newer additions to the 1192 suite… The changes and their implications can be summarised as:...

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