To assist our customers, GRAPHISOFT has developed a new IFC Workflow Guide document. The purpose of the IFC Workflow Guide is to explain in simple terms the recommended IFC workflows between ARCHICAD and Revit.
The workflows cover conversion between ARCHICAD and REVIT Architecture, Structure and MEP. An intermediate knowledge of both ARCHICAD and REVIT is a prerequisite for understanding of this guide.
We believe that having a standard approach in interoperability exchange situations will allow better training materials to be developed and in time also allow companies to employ staff without the need to retrain them.
This workflow guide was completed in January 2017. Graphisoft is planning to continuously update the document and it will be available via Help Center guides.
The workflows described in this article operate under a concept called the ‘Reference Model Concept’ which is mainly a one-directional exchange. If modifications are required to a particular model not owned by the user, then these modifications must be handled by the original author of that model.
Each stakeholder of a project is legally responsible for their own work, so do not modify anything on any model you do not own.
For further information, please read Building Smart’s definition of the reference Model Concept: http://www.buildingsmart-tech.org/specifications/ifc-view-definition/ifc4-reference-view