Filtering by Element Representation
Since the export always considers the display settings of the current exported view, you can further filter the model according to the elements’ display status:
Note: The following display options can vary depending on the view. Keep in mind that IFC export will consider the display options that were in effect for the particular view from which the export command was issued.
The Partial Structure Display function allows you to display or hide the model’s complex or composite components, depending on their type or classification. For example, when collaborating with other designers or engineers, you may prefer to ignore non-load-bearing walls, and to display/output only the load-bearing components of complex elements.
The first three options display or hide the components of composite or complex elements, depending upon how you have defined those components. For example, choosing “Core Only” displays only the load-bearing skin of the complex or composite structures.
“Core of Load-Bearing Elements Only” considers all construction elements (not just composite/complex), and enables you to hide any elements you have classified as “Non-Load-Bearing Elements” or “Undefined”.
It displays all elements classified as “Load-Bearing Elements”. Load-bearing composite and complex elements are displayed with their Core only.
The Veneer part of Columns can be displayed or hidden by Partial Structure Display according to its type: “Core”, “Finish” or “Other”.
In exporting models with windows/doors/skylights, you should consider whether the recipient of the model data really needs all the detailed geometrical parameters (frames, glass) associated with the openings, or whether exporting just the openings themselves might be enough (as when exporting for analysis programs). Element visibility can be defined using the following ARCHICAD controls:
Document > Model View > Model View Options: Options for Construction Elements > Door/Window/Skylight Options.
View > Elements in 3D View > Filter and Cut Elements in 3D: Element Types to Show in 3D (Window/Door/Skylight).