IFC - Industry Foundation Classes
The IFC standard is registered under ISO 16739. IFC is an open standard in the building and construction industry for digital description of building models during the BIM process. The IFC interface has proved itself as a basis for data exchange, as it guarantees a high-quality, parametric data exchange. In practice the parametric data exchange of BIM projects is currently performed on the basis of IFC 2x3. Mapped are the logical building layers (buildings, storey, wall, openings, windows), belonging properties as well as optional geometry. Precise model informations, attributes and identifications are therefore available in high-quality to all specialist planners and operators.
The buildingSMART initiative was started to establish a standard approach for optimizing the planning, execution and management processes for the building and construction industry. In context of this initiative IFC has prevailed as an open standard for building models.
Who is behind buildingSMART?
Universities, planning offices, construction companies, engineering companies, construction supply industry, building services, building managers, trade organisations, real estate companies and software companies.
Official Open BIM definition
OPEN BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. OPEN BIM is an initiative of several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.
XEOMETRIC supports the OPEN BIM initiative as a member of buildingSMART organisation and commits to the defined goals.