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  • Register to website — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    and documents from this website Privacy notice We may use the registration information to provide you with notices of new information that may be of use or interest to users This may include announcement of updates on buildingSMART specifications accompanying documentations tutorials or general website update notices We will not sell share or rent this information to others Please read the Terms and Conditions for this site before you register How to register to this website Step 1 Register Step 2 Fill in the minimum information required a valid email address is essential Step 3 Send the registration request Step 4 You will receive a confirmation email step 5 finalize your registration and set your password you are now registered to this website You can now download specifications and documents and continue to register to the issue resolution database in order to contribute actively Implementation get involved register to website register to issue database use issue database first steps and tools IFC2x3 impl guidance IFC4 impl guidance Implementer s community accompanying documents frequently asked questions Implementations Search Advanced Search IFC Dev Blog IFC Dev Blog More Registration This site contains content which is only available to registered users To get

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  • Register to issue database — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    public reviewing process Privacy notice We may use the registration information to provide you with notices of new information that may be of use or interest to users This may include announcement of updates on buildingSMART specifications accompanying documentations tutorials or general website update notices We will not sell share or rent this information to others Please read the Terms and Conditions for this site before you register The basic issue database projects are accessible to all registered users Other more dedicated projects require buildingSMART membership The IFC4 issue database is open for reading existing issues without registration but registration is required for adding issues or for commenting existing issues How to register to the issue database Step 1 Register go to http jira buildingsmart org Step 2 Fill in the minimum information required a valid email address is essential Step 3 Registration is completed you can now log in see use issue database and browse existing issues comment on existing issues create your issue Implementation get involved register to website register to issue database use issue database first steps and tools IFC2x3 impl guidance IFC4 impl guidance Implementer s community accompanying documents frequently asked questions Implementations Search Advanced Search

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  • Use issue database — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    database see register Note The issue database is used to report issues and to track their resolution in case of issues with a small well defined scope The instrument to develop larger new features for the IFC data model are IFC Extension Projects Step 1 Select the right project Currently three projects are set up for general usage buildingSMART Web Sites open to all for issues related to any of the international buildingSMART web sites IFC Review open to all for any issues comments and reviews of the IFC specification IFC Implementation open to buildingSMART members for any issues comments and bugs concerning the IFC implementation in software applications Step 2 Select the IFC Review project and create an issue you can access this page also directly using the link http www buildingsmart tech org jira browse IFR Implementation get involved register to website register to issue database use issue database first steps and tools IFC2x3 impl guidance IFC4 impl guidance Implementer s community accompanying documents frequently asked questions Implementations Search Advanced Search IFC Dev Blog IFC Dev Blog More Registration This site contains content which is only available to registered users To get access to the content you must

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  • Get started... — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    to write a simple ifc file the building elements within this example are driven by basic geometric parameters and the ifc export can be customized according to some options string encoding Open source tool and code that supports the encoding and the decoding of any character to and from the IFC step physical file structure IFC GUID Open source tool and code that supports the encoding and the decoding of any character to and from the IFC step physical file structure Development tools IFC Toolboxes by Thomas Liebich last modified Jan 27 2009 01 52 PM List of tools that supports the development of IFC compliant applications IFC open source by Thomas Liebich last modified Aug 20 2009 07 18 PM A collection of available open resources to support software development for IFC based interoperability Implementation get involved first steps and tools hello wall string encoding IFC GUID IFC Toolboxes IFC open source freeware IFC2x3 impl guidance IFC4 impl guidance Implementer s community accompanying documents frequently asked questions Implementations Search Advanced Search IFC Dev Blog IFC Dev Blog More Registration This site contains content which is only available to registered users To get access to the content you must be

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  • Summary — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    property sets as part of the Coordination View and Presentation View and the export of base quantities as part of the proposed Quantity Take off Addon View The export can be configured by a range of shape parameters and options The source code is provided so that developers can follow the algorithms used The sample application has been developed by Peter Bonsma TNO Bouw en Onderground with help by Thomas Liebich and Nick Nisbet AEC3 and has been dedicated to the MSG development work Future updates may be made available directly at the TNO BOUW website focusing on IFC development http www ifcbrowser com Example 1 export of the basic IFC structure with a wall a wall opening and an included window and export of property sets and base quantities see the page for an in depths explanation of the IFC elements used see the page for download of the source written and made available for C Implementation get involved first steps and tools hello wall Example 1 string encoding IFC GUID IFC Toolboxes IFC open source freeware IFC2x3 impl guidance IFC4 impl guidance Implementer s community accompanying documents frequently asked questions Implementations Search Advanced Search IFC Dev Blog IFC

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  • string encoding+decoding summary — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    is the default code page and no P encoding is required PA S D same as above but the PA directive at the begin of the string explicitly defines that the value of xC4 196 is taken from ISO 8859 1 X C4 character code xC4 as 8 bit character code found in ISO 10646 first 255 characters also referred to as row 0 X2 00C4 X0 character code xC4 as 16 bit character x00C4 in ISO 10646 Unicode To support the encoding and decoding of strings the team from Bauhaus University Weimar and Hochtief developers of the OPENIFCTOOLS has extracted code from its IFC Open Java Toolbox btw now also available as NET and made available as a standalone tool with accompanying source code It is in the same way as the whole OPENIFCTOOLS under the license expressed at http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 3 0 The package made available includes OPENIFCTOOLS StringConverter jar the binary under the Windows environment it can be started by double click if jar is associated with java exe OPENIFCTOOLS StringConverter src jar contains the Source Code OPENIFCTOOLS StringConverter doc zip contains the javadoc documentation download the package here when downloading you agree to the license expressed at http creativecommons org licenses by nc sa 3 0 download the whole IFC Open Java Toolbox at http www openifctools com Note buildingSMART provided the content on behalf of its developers on an as is basis and is not responsible for its content The picture shows a screen shot of the demo application The encoding uses an example from Russian language The encoding uses ISO 8859 5 table including Cyrillic disclaimer the Japanese text had been copied from a website not knowing its meaning So hopefully it makes any sense and is not offending

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  • IFC GUID Summary — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    devised as shown below IFC GUID Base 64 character encoding mapping 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123 0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz The resulting IFC GUID is a fixed 22 character length string Software implementations will need to use an algorithm that converts standard GUIDs to and from this encoding for compliance with the IFC specifications Note The compression of the GUID for IFC file based exchange had been introduced back in 1996 for version IFC1 0 At that time data files were still stored on floppy disks with 1 44 MB capacity where every byte counted Today compression of a GUID would be considered unnecessary but due to backward compatibility issues it is still enforced IFC GUID sample code and applets Several algorithms in various languages have been made available to the IFC development community by their respective authors to use as is and subject to the disclaimer terms cited below No guarantees of suitability are provided by the IAI and all copyrights remain with their respective authors C sample code based on the Microsoft CoCreateGuid method written by Peter Muigg and Janos Maros can be downloaded here IfcGuid C Sample Code Update to C by Janos Maros IfcGuid C Sample Code Java sample code written by Jan Tulke and Eike Tauscher can be downloaded here IfcGuid Java Sample Code Java applet written by Jan Tulke and Eike Tauscher can be downloaded here IfcGuid Java Applet C update to previous code by Jeremy Tammik conversion by Hakon Clausen fixed by Tim Chipman here IfcGuid C Sample Code See the informative thread related to the development of this code here http thebuildingcoder typepad com blog 2010 06 ifc guid algorithm in c html DISCLAIMER SOFTWARE PROVIDED IS AS IS AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED

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  • IFC Toolboxes Summary — Welcome to buildingSMART-Tech.org
    for applications implemented in EXPRESS ISO 10303 11 and EXPRESS X ISO 10303 14 It includes a graphical user interface with integrated EXPRESS X editor compiler and debugger Mappings from an to IFC schemas can be easily implemented in EXPRESS X IFC data can be accessed using the late binding interface for C C Java and C Applications generated with ECCO can read and write IFC ISO 10303 21 and ifcXML ISO 10303 28 files Availability Commercial but also free licenses for research and education Free full functional 30 day test licenses available Contact info ecco pdtec de Website www pdtec de Name of tool IFCsvr ActiveX Component Tool developer SECOM CO LTD Intelligent Systems Laboratory Main purpose IFC data I O interface Target users IFC tool developers and IFC implementing researchers IFC Version IFC R1 5 1 IFC R2 0 IFC2x IFC2x2 IFC2x3 Short description COM based IFC interface working with VB VBA VC Net etc BLIS XML is supported and ifcXML will be supported Availability Freeware including incorporation into commercial software Contact info Yoshinobu Adachi email yo adachi secom co jp Website http groups yahoo com group ifcsvr users Name of tool ST Developer v10 Tool developer STEP Tools Inc Main purpose Software Development Kit to read write create and modify the EXPRESS defined IFC building model data Target users IFC engineering software developers IFC Version All existing and future versions of IFC Short description ST Developer v10 comes with libraries for manipulating IFC files using SDAI C and C application programs Programs can use data dictionary calls for flexibility or C classes for efficiency Compilers and interpreters can check data models for all kinds of errors EXPRESS G diagrams can be generated from EXPRESS for easy visualization of any schema ST Developer is a proven product used for fourteen years by over 300 sites on five continents The ST Developer libraries can be found in over a million workstations based on 20 commercial CAD CAM and CAE tools No royalties or run time licenses are required to distribute the programs that you build with ST Developer Multiple license and academic discounts are also available Availability Commercial Contact info info steptools com web or phone 1 518 687 2848 Website http www steptools com IFC toolboxes high level API General purpose In addition to a generic toolbox it allows access to the IFC project model based on aggregated concepts and other IFC data model specific methods e g by including a viewer component geometric libraries etc Name of tool SABLE Server Tool developer Eurostep Main purpose Application server giving access to single mutiple product model servers in a standard way Target users IFC tool developers and IFC implementing researchers IFC Version generic Short description Exposes an harmonized API as SOAP web service to Product model servers and Domain specific high level APIs as SOAP web services to IFC based information thourgh product model servers Availability in development Contact info ifc eurostep com Website http www eurostep com or http www blis project org sable Name of tool BSPro COM Server for IFC Files Tool developer Olof Granlund Oy Main purpose A middleware tool to exchange IFC compliant building data Target users IFC tool developers and IFC implementing researchers IFC Version Certified for IFC 1 5 1 IFC 2 0 and IFC 2x Supports also IFC2x2 IFC2x3 for building geometry Short description BSPro is a middleware tool that can link new and or existing software tools allowing them to exchange IFC compliant building data It uses a language independent architecture and can be used in any programming environment within Windows The handling of IFC files using BSPro is possible without deep understanding of the IFC standard The software developer only needs to write program code to create a BSPro Client Module The methods offered in the BSPro COM interface enable easy access to IFC classes and their properties BSPro has its scope in Building Services BS i e HVAC and electrical BSPro handles building geometry thermal data for the building envelope and HVAC system data Availability Commercial Contact info bspro granlund fi Website http www granlund fi Name of tool IFC Engine DLL Tool developer TNO Environment and Geosciences Main purpose Simplifying the actual use of IFC and 3D in research and commercial projects Target users IFC tool developers and IFC implementing researchers IFC Version IFC 1 5 1 limited IFC 2 0 limited IFC 2x IFC2x2 IFC2x3 Short description This IFC engine DLL makes use of the kernel of the IFC Engine Viewer therefore next to basic IFC and schema interfaces a 3D visualization interface is available A basic open source example shows how to write your own IFC Viewer in less than 200 lines of code in Visual Basic making use of this DLL Availability Research use Share ware free of charge some requirements for software how to mention the use of this DLL Commercial use license fee required Contact info Peter Bonsma email peter bonsma tno nl Website http www ifcengine com or http www ifcbrowser com ifcenginedll html Name of tool Octaga Modeller RAD Kit Tool developer Octaga AS Main purpose OEM solution for incorporating IFC viewing functionality in enterprise applications Target users 3rd Party enterprise application developers who require interactive viewing of Ifc models in their applications IFC Version IFC 2x2 and IFC 2x3 ifc STEP Part 21 files ifc and ifcXML xml files Short description Octaga Modeller Rapid Application Development RAD kit includes high level and API documentation tutorials and samples for enterprise application developers Interfaces available include COM through Active X control Java and Socket Developers can load and merge IFC files highlight and delete multiple objects and embed interactive hyperlinks and callback functions events in the 3D model Project specific appearance tables colour textures transparency etc for Ifc types and materials can also be set up Support for ISO formats VRML 2 0 X3D and GML is also available Availability Commercial Octaga Modeller RAD kit is available upon request Contact info John Arthur email john arthur octaga com Website http www octaga com IFC model servers General purpose Database or model server applications that provide a multi user database management system and allow to used the IFC schema as the underlying database structure In addition model servers often offer support for web services check in and check out thin clients etc Name of tool EDMserver Tool developer EPM Technology AS Main purpose Database management system for all ISO 10303 11 EXPRESS schemas Target users IFC integration platform developers IFC Version N A it is shipped with all official IFC schemas available but the user can install schemas on demand using the EDMexpressCompiler Short description A multi user database management system for web service Internet and TCP IP implementation of ISO 10303 11 ESPRESS data models Support plug and play of all types of application remote thin clients through check in check out or tightly integrated thick clients working interactively on the server Includes the EDMvirtualMachine that interprets all semantics defined in ISO 10303 11 EXPRESS and ISO 10303 14 EXPRESS X and EDMexpressX Fully integrated with other EPM products such as EDMvisualExpress EDMdeveloperSeat EDMmodelChecker EDMmodelConverter EDMmodelMigrator Availability Commercial Contact info ifc epmtech jotne com Website http www epmtech jotne com Name of tool EDMmodelServer for IFC Tool developer EPM Technology AS Main purpose IFC data warehouse for construction project product catalogues and knowledge management Target users IFC integration platform developers IFC Version Ifc2x Ifc2x2 and Ifc2x3 draft Short description EDMserver with specific methods for managing IFC Includes necessary tools for managing data sharing in a building project including a check in check out workflow The EDM3dBrowser provides a seamless navigation between geometric and not geometric data Availability Commercial Contact info ifc epmtech jotne com Website http www epmtech jotne com Name of tool Eurostep Model Server Tool developer Eurostep Main purpose Product Model Server allowing distant and concurrent data sharing Target users IFC integration platform developers IFC Version generic Short description The Eurostep ModelServer EMS is a computer application that provides a shared persistent product data repository product data management services and data access interface s for multiple concurrent client applications over the Internet EMS is a specialised version of generic Eurostep product model server that supports any product data model defined using standardised EXPRESS language ISO 10303 Part 11 Availability commercial Contact info ifc eurostep com Website http www eurostep com IFC geometry viewers General purpose Reads in an IFC file based on one or more specific IFC Version and displays its 2D and or 3D shape often in addition to displaying the IFC project file structure Some viewers also allow the user to read and access the properties like property sets of the displayed objects Other functionality may include to display hide or highlight objects based on various selection criteria object type layer spatial structure etc Name of tool DDS IfcViewer Tool developer Data Design System Main purpose View IFC files examine properties etc Target users IFC end users and IFC implementers IFC Version IFC2x IFC2x2 IFC2x3 Short description The IfcViewer is able to display IFC data in 2D and 3D The sturcture can be viewed as a tree using storey information or grouped as IFC systems i e for Building Services like HVAC Electro etc Individual entity types and layers can be switched on and off or be made semitransparent Properties and relations of each object can be shown VRML 3DS and DWG can be exported IFC models can be imported from EDM model server The DDS IfcViewer is using the same IFC kernel as DDS Bulding Servcies Partner and DDS HousePartner and is not based on a third party toolkit Availability Primarily intended to be used by IAI members that want to have an alternative tool to test and explore IFC models Contact info Bjørn K Stangeland Website http www dds no and http lists dds no mailman listinfo ifcviewer Name of tool IfcStoreyView Tool developer Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Main purpose Viewing IFC files both geometry and assigned attributes in 2D and 3D Target users IFC end users and IFC implementers IFC Version IFC2x IFC2x2 IFC2x3 ifcXML read Short description The IfcStoreyView is able to display IFC data in 2D and in 3D The building structure is represented as a tree Individual entity types and layers can be switched on and off Properties and relations of each object can be shown The IFCStoreyView is using the ECCO Toolkit PDTec GmbH for scanning and parsing the IFC file Availability Freeware Contact info Karl Heinz Haefele email karl heinz haefele iai fzk de Website http www iai fzk de ifc Name of tool IfcViewer Tool developer Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Main purpose Viewing IFC files and VRML Export Target users IFC end users and IFC implementers IFC Version IFC2x IFC2x2 IFC2x3 ifcXML read Short description The IfcViewer is able to display IFC data in 3D The building structure is represented as a tree Individual entity types and layers can be switched on and off Properties and relations of each object can be shown Different types of VRML files V1 0 V2 0 single or multiple files LoD etc can be exported The IfcViewer is using the ECCO Toolkit PDTec GmbH for scanning and parsing the IFC file The IFCViewer is based on OpenCascade Availability restricted and for IAI members only Contact info Karl Heinz Haefele email karl heinz haefele iai fzk de Website http www iai fzk de ifc Name of tool Octaga Modeller Tool developer Octaga AS Main purpose Stand alone and OEM solution for viewing IFC and GML files Target users 3 rd Party application developers OEM IFC based project workers architects designers engineers FM engineers sales and marketing IFC Version IFC 2x2 and IFC 2x3 ifc STEP Part 21 files ifc and ifcXML xml files Short description Octaga Modeller is a high end parametric viewing solution for ISO standard enterprise data formats such as IFC and GML The viewer creates high quality 3D models directly from IFC data Features include support for 32 bit texture mapping dynamic lighting element highlighting merging and streaming for large files Availability Commercial OEM version currently shipping with EPMTechnology s Model Server Contact info John Arthur email john arthur octaga com Website http www octaga com Name of tool IFC Engine Viewer Tool developer TNO Environment and Geosciences Main purpose Viewing IFC files in 3D interactively with the textual representation of content in 4 different manners Target users IFC tool developers researchers and end users IFC Version IFC 1 5 1 limited IFC 2 0 limited IFC 2x IFC 2x2 IFC2x3 Short description This IFC viewer is internally an advanced content mapper based on internal queries the 3D view is the real time direct map of the data in the file The content can be visualized and edited in a explorer view in relation with a 3D view and compared with it s schema definitions if this schema is available Availability Research use Share ware free of charge Commercial use Share ware free of charge Contact info Peter Bonsma email peter bonsma tno nl Website http www ifcviewer com or http www ifcbrowser com ifcengineviewer html Name of tool IFC VRML Converter Tool developer Institute for System Programming Russian Academy of Sciences Main purpose Viewing IFC files and VRML97 export Target users IFC end users and software developers IFC Version IFC2 0 IFC2x IFC2x2 IFC2x3 Short description The application is intended to view IFC data in 3D content and to convert them into VRML97 representation The application incorporates advanced features for constructive solid geometry modeling managing visual properties filtering building elements cutting off views and animating construction processes Availability Freeware Contact info Vitaly Semenov e mail step ispras ru Website http www ispras ru step IFC file browsers General purpose An IFC file browser displays the structure of the IFC project file ASCII format and allows to easily navigate through the file by following the links between object instances Name of tool STEP File Browser part of ST Developer Tool developer STEP Tools Inc Main purpose Browsing through IFC and other ISO 10303 21 format files Target users IFC engineering software developers IFC Version All existing and future versions of IFC Short description The File Browser uses color to highlight the syntactic elements of IFC and other ISO 10303 21 format files and uses instance references as hypertext links to corresponding instance definitions This allows you to work with the program in a similar way as you would work with a Web browser To simplifly browsing you can find all uses of a particular instance and quickly jump to them You can also display the EXPRESS definition for a particular instance as well as an XML representation In addition you can select a subset of entities to display instead of the whole file You can also use bookmarks to mark lines of the file to quickly return later to the specified position Availability Commercial part of ST Developer see above Contact info info steptools com web or phone 1 518 687 2848 Website http www steptools com Name of tool IFC Engine Basic Tool developer TNO Environment and Geosciences Main purpose Browsing through IFC SPFF files Target users IFC tool developers maybe more generic EXPRESS SPFF tool developers IFC Version Generic all releases Short description This tool gives you the power to walk through the content of a SPFF STEP Physical File Format file in a natural way The content can be visualized in an explorer view en compared with it s schema definitions if this schema is available Availability Research use Share ware free of charge Commercial use Share ware free of charge Contact info Peter Bonsma email peter bonsma tno nl Website http www ifcbrowser com or http www ifcbrowser com ifcenginebasic html IFC file validators General purpose An IFC file validator allows to validate the validity of the generated IFC file against the definitions within the IFC EXPRESS schema Name of tool EDMmodelChecker Tool developer EPM Technology AS Main purpose An module for EDMdevelopSeat and EDMserver for constraint checking Target users IFC tool developers and IFC implementing researchers IFC Version N A it is shipped with all official IFC schemas available but the user can install schemas on demand using the EDMexpressCompiler Short description Checks all constraint in the IFC schema or in user defined Rule schemas This module has e g been used to implement the e Plan Check system in Singapore whereas all building plan and building services regulation has been coded in Express X Rule Schemas Formatted reports available Availability Commercial Contact info ifc epmtech jotne com Website http www epmtech jotne com Name of tool Express Engine Tool developer Express Engine Team Main purpose Validate STEP data files such as IFC files using EXPRESS schema and translate data population from one EXPRESS schema to another using an EXPRESS X mapping schema Target users Anyone working with STEP data files EXPRESS schemas and EXPRESS X schemas IFC Version Generic EXPRESS based tool Should work for any version of IFC Short description Express Engine is a standalone tool capable of validating a STEP data file stp using an EXPRESS schema file exp by running all rules and WHERE clauses It is also capable of translating a STEP data population from one EXPRESS schema to another by using an EXPRESS X schema exx Availability Open Source Contact info exp engine users list sourceforge net Website http exp engine sourceforge net Name of tool IfcObjectCounter Tool developer Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH Main purpose Semantic and syntactic checks of IFC Files Target users IFC tool developers and IFC implementing researchers IFC Version IFC R1 5 1 IFC R2 0 IFC2x IFC2x2 IFC2x3 Short description The IfcObjectCounter checks the sematic and syntax of an IFC file After checking the number and status Success Failure or Unknown of each IFC entity type can be shown in table The results can be stored in a log file and can be copied onto the clipboard

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