.IFC File Extension

.IFC File Extension

Industry Foundation Classes File

Developer BuildingSMART
3.7  |  26 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Binary

What is an IFC file?

An IFC file is a model file created in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format, which is an open file format used by Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs. It contains a model of a building or facility, including spatial elements, materials, and shapes.

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IFC file open in Areddo

The IFC file format is a platform-neutral format used to allow interoperability between industry BIM programs. As a result, most any BIM program, whether proprietary or open source, can open an IFC file.

How to open an IFC file

If you have a Building Information Modeling program, you should open your IFC file in that program. If you do not have a BIM program, on Windows, you can download Areddo, a free ICF file viewer, and use it to open your ICF file.

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Programs that open or reference IFC files

Updated January 26, 2022

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