How to Export IFC from ProStructures?

 Version(s):CONNECT Edition (10.xx.00.xx)
 Subarea:IFC Export
 Original Author:Sandip Kar, Bentley Product Advantage Group


IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is known by most professionals simply as a data model developed by the building SMART (earlier called IAI) to facilitate interoperability in the building industry. The IFC system is a data representation standard and file format used to define architectural and construction-related CAD graphic data as 3D real-world objects. Its main purpose is to provide architects and engineers with the ability to exchange data between CAD tools, cost estimation systems and other construction-related applications. IFC provides a set of definitions for all object element types encountered in the building industry and a text-based structure for storing those definitions in a data file. This document will explain how to export IFC from ProStructures.


Please follow the below steps to export model to IFC format from ProStructures.

  1. Go to File > Export > ProStructures File Types > IFC

  2. It will then ask you to Select the elements whose static data will be exported.
  3. Select the elements which you want to export to IFC.
  4. It will then prompt you to save the file. Give a name and save it.
  5. IFC Data Export dialog will open. Say ok.
  6. IFC file will be created.
  7. This file can then be viewed in BIM viewer or any IFC Viewer.

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