ARCHICAD Quantities into IFC


With ARCHICAD 17 Hotfix 4 (build 5005) it is possible to export all the element quantities into IFC as custom properties, into an ARCHICADQuantities PSET. After enabling this feature with a registry/preferences key, the same quantities will be exported that are available in the Interactive Element Schedule.

For example the exported quantity properties look like this for a Slab in Solibri:


About the Registry Key

IFC/ARCHICADQuantities ...
Default value 0
Alternative value 1
Reference ID 159569


  • Open up the Start menu, choose or enter Run, then type regedit and Enter
  • Find HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareGraphisoftARCHICAD-64<ARCHICAD version>IFC folder
  • Create a new REG_DWORD key with name ARCHICADQuantities, set its value to 1, click OK


Mac OS X:

  • ~/Library/Preferences/com.graphisoft.AC-<ARCHICAD version>.plist
  • Open it in Pref Setter
  • Open IFC Folder
  • Create a new Boolean key with name ARCHICADQuantities, set its value to True/Yes
  • Save the plist file.

Note: ARCHICAD must be restarted for the changes to the Registry to take effect.

More information about registry key settings: RegistryOrPreferences