Codemill IFC Exporter
With IFC Exporter you can export any file (or parts of large files) that can be opened in Autodesk® Navisworks® to the IFC format (IFC2x3 or IFC4). When exported, Navisworks model items can be mapped to corresponding IFC objects. This plugin will export both the model geometry and the related data (Property Sets).
The plugin functions in 2 different ways. The straightforward way is to select model items (selection) that you want to export from the Navisworks model and export them without mapping objects. If using this way, all entities in the IFC file are represented as IfcEquipmentElement. The second 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.
Trial details: The app will work for 15 days trial period from the installation date.
Bringing out different colours from the base file doesn't work - or i haven't sussed it out yet!
I use this to export IFC from both Navisworks and AutoCad files. i use 12D Survey Sortware which has IFC importing and exporting, but 12d AutoCad import leaves out a lot of solid detail. Making an IFC fileout of the Navisworks/Autocad file gives better solid details that i can then import, manipulate and export a new IFC file to Trimble Connect. it works and baffles the Engineers who can't do what i do ;-)
I'm using design software that requires an IFC file to read BIM objects. As far as I know, this is the ONLY way to extract an IFC from Navisworks.
I tried using this 3-4 years ago and it worked, but it was very time consuming to create the IFC files, and I had to be very careful about how many objects were selected for conversion or it would fail altogether. I decided to try the 15 day trial again this past August, 2022 and it seems so much smoother and faster now!
Exported IFC file is too heavy compared to original navisworks file.
Is there a way to choose the level of details?
Hi, I have an NWF file which I have attached several 3D models from Plant3D (piping and equipments). I wonder if someone knows how to export this file in IFC while maintaining the layers of the objects? When I use IFC exporter and bring it in revit, the XREF stayed in a big block and it's impossible to make a query on one pipe to have the information of that line.
Hi Julie, Unfortunately I am not familiar with correct Revit importing settings, but we have now also Plant3D IFC exporter available. If you are interested in trying it, please find the download link: https:\\www.codemill.fi\download\IFCP3D2022.2.zip
Hi. for some reason the export i get is an .bct file. do you know why that would be?
Hi, Our plugin will create only .ifc and .ifczip files, please check if you are using some other plugin instead
The output is a file with 3 kb, but it is an empty file.
someone, to help me?
Hi, Most common reason for empty file is that there isn't any model items selected before starting the export process
In your ifc file structure on the left, you should be able to select each model you need or all together for that matter. Thne choose export IFC and wait
Easy to convert NW model into IFC. Does what is promised.
I do not know if it is a problem with the IFC of my computers, but when executing the file it stays in the "saving" option and extracts a file of 4 kb which at the moment of opening it does not show anything, I would appreciate someone to help me.
Hello, you have to choose proper txt options file. https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Revit-IFC-file-not-exported-or-contains-no-objects-after-Revit-interface-language-change.html
Hi, it seems that the link of the reply cannot be loaded. Would you please resend a valid link again for the issue of 4 kb? Tks.
That link seems to be related to Revit, not for using Navisworks IFC Exporter plugin. However the most common reason why the IFC file doesn't contain anything is that there aren't selected any model items in the Navisworks before starting the process
First of all, congrats for this great idea! I will use it to convert files to be oppened in Revit.
I would like know, this plugin can be use to export Autocad plain files or Autodesk Plant3d files to open those in Advance Steel or Revit (after open in Navisworks, of course)?
Thank you for your comments. Yes it can be used with any files that can be opened into the Navisworks. When Navisworks reads the source file, it will basically creates a triangle mesh of the model. After that the geometry of the model is almost equal between different source formats and can be saved as an IFC file
Tried it for exporting many files that were on US Survey feet and it exports without following the coordinate system.
Thank you for the feedback, Please check that the model / submodels are not transformed / rotated in the Navisworks. Please also check that in File Options -> Orientation that Up vector is 0,0,1 and North vector is 0,1,0 If it is possible for you to send us the file, we are pleased to look at it
Querer exportar vigas y elementos de acero e intentar abrirlos en Revit no funciona.
Espero que alguien pueda ayudarme
it works like it should be. export nicely from NW to ifc with the selected elements!!