Wednesday 28 November 2012

NBS Create exports to IFC data format

Watch how Software Development Manager Alan Smith shows how IFC 2x3 data can be exported from the NBS Create specification system.

The work flow is that the property sets are defined in NBS Create for a door. This door is linked to a type object in the design model. The xBIM toolkit is used to combine property sets and the output is a single IFC file that can be then seen in Solibri Model Viewer.

This is obviously still in development - but it's got real potential in terms of putting structured data in durable, open standard IFC format.

1 comment:

  1. Good initiative. Personally I would like to keep external data external and link them through some mechanism in IFC viewer. Use 3d geometry from design authoring tool and link external field, commissioning, inspection schedule etc data as external database to IFC viewer.