IFC Exporter 2018

IFC Exporter 2018

Win64, English

Codemill Oy
Plugin generates IFC2x3 and IFC4 files from the Autodesk® Navisworks® models.

General Usage Instructions

The plugin functions in 2 different ways.

1) The straightforward way is to select the model items (e.g. from Selection Tree) that you want to export and export them without mapping objects. If using this way, all entities in the IFC file are represented as IfcEquipmentElement.

2) Another way is to use object mapping. For this, you need to create a predefined selection or search sets for each different object type in the Navisworks model and tell the plugin which IfcType to use when exporting them.

Please download sample files here: http://www.codemill.fi/download/Pdms.zip and unzip them anywhere on your computer.

 

Export IFC without Mappings

1) First open sample model Pdms.nwd into Navisworks.

2) Settings tabpage is used for entering basic project information for the IFC file.

Please enter values for ProjectName, Organisation, SiteName and BuildingName fields.

3) Predefined Sections

With predefined selections, you can automatically select model items that are included in the exporting process. Suitable predefined selections depend on the native model type. Please note, before selecting one of the available options, please select the top model item from the Selection Tree. Only model items that are under the manually selected model item in the hierarchy are selected.

Please select Pdms.nwd model item in the Selection Tree and Pdms zone from the Predefined Selections combobox. Now the plugin will select the redefined model items for you.

Please note that predefined Pdms definition is only suitable for PDMS based files.

4) Go on by pressing Export to IFC button.

Now the plugin will ask you to enter the IFC filename and it starts the exporting process

  

Export IFC with using Mappings

If using mappings, you need to create a predefined selection or search sets for each different object types in the Navisworks model and tell the plugin which IfcType to use for each selection set when exporting them.

1) First open sample model Pdms.nwd into the Navisworks. The model already has selection sets defined.

2) Switch to the Mappings tabpage and press the second toolbar button (Read Mappings XML) and open sample Pdms.xml file. The plugin will display mappings in the DataGridView control. You can create and save new mapping files with other toolbar buttons as well as add, edit and remove definitions of existing mapping files.

3) Check Use Mappings checkbox and then select (highlight) all the rows in the DataGridView control that you want to export.

4) Go on by pressing Export to IFC button.

Now the plugin will ask you to enter the IFC filename and it starts the exporting process. 

The process is executed in the back thread, so you can go on working with Navisworks. The plugin will inform you when the process is done and IFC file is saved.

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Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Apps Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Sample files

Download sample files: http://www.codemill.fi/download/Pdms.zip 

Purchase permanent license online

The permanent license cost of this plugin is 500€. If you find this plugin useful, you can purchase permanent license anytime from: http://www.codemill.fi/#sidappstore 

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Codemill Oy
Support Contact: jukka.meklin@codemill.fi

Author/Company Information

Codemill Oy

Support Information

Email support is available at jukka.meklin@codemill.fi and at jari.heinajarvi@codemill.fi

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.1

Changed licensing system to support online activation

1.0.0

Version supports both IFC2x3 and IFC4 schemas
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