Importing an IFC File

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When you import an IFC file, Envisioneer intelligently interprets the building and construction data and transforms it into a true 3D model comprising actual wall, door and window elements.

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To import an IFC file:

  1. Select File > Import > Import IFC File.
  2. In the warning dialog, note that importing an IFC will delete all existing building elements in the current project. When you are ready to proceed, click Yes.
  3. In the Component Options dialog, specify how you would like colors and linetypes to be displayed. If By Layer is selected, the resulting image will use the colors and linetypes assigned to the layers of the CAD drawing. If By Color is selected, it will use the colors and linetypes of individual entities in the CAD drawing.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Open dialog, select the desired IFC file, then click Open. The model is imported.

To import an IFC file as an object to use in an existing project see this document: