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As a founding member and for 20 years now, Autodesk supports buildingSMART International, the organisation that develops and maintains the IFC standard, the leading interoperability standard, for sharing and exchanging BIM data across different software.
Reliable data exchange is critical to project collaboration. Autodesk has been a leader in supporting the .ifc open file format and other openBIM data formats, including Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) for BIM data, gbXML, LandXML and more.
The .ifc data model contains both geometry and properties of ‘intelligent' building elements and their relationships within a building model, to support multi-disciplinary, integrated, open BIM workflows, both desktop and cloud-based, throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Learn more about the interoperability of Autodesk and BIM software with these resources.
Learn all about Interoperability, openBIM®, IFC and more.
Learn definitions of key industry terms to help you on your way to a connected BIM experience.
Find out how Autodesk contributes to open collaboration and supports the open source community.
A technical white paper on Autodesk's support for data exchange standards like .ifc and other data exchanges.
This document serves as a guide for Revit users handling IFC files. You will learn how to export, link and open IFC files in Revit.
Note: This document is a more detailed version of the previously published IFC Guide.