IFC BIM data exchange

1- Is it possible to import IFC data from some external BIM software like Revit, Archicad or from an IFC server like Opensource BIM server to generate procedural geometry for a rendering engine? Meaning by that importing geometry + parameters, change data for procedural geometry creation and rendering purposes and finally send back updated data to IFC standard file or external IFC server.

2 Alternatively Is it possible to exchange data with FLUX.IO whitch is currently working as a hub to exchange data between Rhino via Grassshoper and Revit via Dynamo?


  • Paul DoylePaul Doyle Administrator, Fabric Employee Posts: 229 admin

    Hi Sergio - we just made a new drop of our Unreal integration, did you get a chance to see this yet? http://fabricengine.com/fabric-for-unreal/

    In terms of what's possible, we (or you) would have to wrap the IFC libraries so that Fabric could read/write to them. It appears to be an open-format so I see no reason this wouldn't be possible, but it isn't something we have attempted to do ourselves.

    We haven't had any experience of Flux.IO but I would guess that if they can work with .3dm data then we can play nice with them already.

    If you'd like to discuss this further with me, please drop me a PM and include your email so we can chat offline.



    CEO at Fabric Software

  • gschleusnergschleusner Posts: 1

    If you are looking for an open IFC Library this one is one that we have pointed others to integrate with. http://ifcopenshell.org/

    IFC support would be very handy as its very data rich and could provide valuable ways to create compelling game capabilities in Unreal.

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