You can already export IFC files from your modeling application, like ArchiCAD, Autodesk Revit, Tekla Structures or Vectorworks Architect. But in order to create IFC files that contain relevant and reliable data, you need to finalize the exported IFC file, just like you do with drawings and any other documents you deliver to others.
Simplebim® knows the requirements your IFC files must meet and validates your IFC data against those requirements. With simplebim® you can further copy-edit your IFC data such that the requirements are met, and all this without knowing anything about IFC!
With simplebim® you have full control over your IFC data, the resources you need for handling it, model rights and liability issues. Creating and delivering professional quality IFC files becomes a hassle free, motivating part of your work with clear benefits to you business.
The BIM enabled modeling and analysis tools you use can already import IFC files, but the results are not always what you expect.
With simplebim® you can easily validate IFC files you get against the requirements of your application and your project. Based on the validation results you can give feedback to the author or edit IFC data yourself in simplebim® without having access to the original model and without knowing anything about IFC!
You get a hassle free, streamlined IFC workflow that benefits your business by boosting your productivity and letting you concentrate on your real professional expertise instead of the secrets of IFC.
Enriching opens up a whole new range of use cases for IFC.
With simplebim® you can add data from external sources, such as analysis results or detailed component information, to IFC models. You can for example merge the results of a energy simulation into the original IFC file to enable smarter HVAC design, or add detailed information about door hardware into the IFC file for the installer on the construction site.
This allows you to use BIM for efficient and reliable communication and avoid inefficient and error-prone input of data in modeling applications. Your possibilities for getting benefits from enriching IFC files in simplebim® are countless.