You can already export IFC files from your modelling application, like ArchiCAD, Autodesk Revit or Tekla Structures. But when you want 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.
You know the requirements your IFC files must meet and with Simplebim you can validate your IFC data against those requirements. When you find issues you can copy-edit your IFC data with Simplebim such that the requirements are met. You can do and all this without knowing anything about IFC!
With Simplebim you have full control over your IFC data and the resources you need for handling it. Creating and delivering professional quality IFC files becomes a hassle free, motivating part of your work with clear benefits to your business.
The BIM enabled modelling 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 model author via BCF or copy-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 for example calculate quantities for objects or add data from external sources, such as analysis results or detailed component information, to IFC models. Merge for example the results of an 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.
You can also split the model into exactly the locations you need, be it building storeys, construction sections, apartments etc.
Any time you enrich the model yourself, instead of demanding the model authors to do it, you save both time and money. You achieve this by reducing the amount requirements for the IFC exchange, thus eliminating the need to agree, monitor and compensate for all the things you can do yourself with Simplebim. This makes whole process from agreements to the actual IFC exchange more efficient and robust.