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Exporting IFC from Archicad – Model Filter Conversion

Tips and Tricks Carolina Bundchen 7 March 2024


Exporting IFC from Archicad – Model Filter Conversion

When working with IFC, the model data gets imported or exported according to your IFC Translator settings. This tool sets the guidelines for converting elements and deciding how they’re understood, whether it’s in ARCHICAD or the external app reading the IFC file. It’s like the rulebook that ensures everyone speaks the same language when sharing models.

To ensure a good BIM workflow, is important to understand how a Translator is built. Archicad’s template already contains many Preset Translators for you to use out of the box. The translator is composed of Conversion Presets, such as “Model Filter”:

Model Filter is where the user can determine which information is going to be exported in the IFC Model, which means that if you export an IFC and notice that there are items missing in your IFC file, you might need to check this conversion preset.

If you wish to edit this preset, is good practice to create a New one, so that the changes you make won’t affect the other Translators that use this preset (you can check which ones use it by clicking in Related Translators).

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