IFC Component Replacer

IFC Component Replacer

Win64, English

SMRT Consulting
Automatically replace IFC objects with native Autodesk® Revit® component families.

General Usage Instructions

Select an IFC object
The app filters out other objects allowing only in-place IFC objects to be selected.

Select the wall behind the object
This allows the app to calculate the orientation of the object.

Choose replacement family type
Make sure the replacement family type is loaded or the dialog box won't find it.

Change orientation of the replacement if necessary
Sometimes it is necessary to change the orientation of the replacement family type. Some family types place the rear of a component at Revit's 'front' viewcube location, others at the 'rear' viewcube location. Correction of the orientation is needed.  

The IFC Component Replacer addin will search the model for any in-place family instances that match your selected IFC object. Each matching object is replaced by the Revit family you choose. 




The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App 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, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer by downloading it again from Autodesk App store, and select the 'Uninstall' button, or you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

App Limitations:

The Addin currently supports two placement types

  • One Level Based.
  • Face hosted WorkPlane based.


The replacement family type can be selected from the following Categories

  • Casework
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Fixtures
  • Furniture
  • Generic Models
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Specialty Equipment


Company Name: SMRT Consulting
Support Contact: matt@smrtconsulting.co.nz

Author/Company Information

SMRT Consulting

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Updated to 2020

Initial release

Initial release
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