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We still have a long way to go…

March 3, 2018

Another song title – who’s the first to name artist/album will get a present. Nonetheless, let’s get to the issue at hand.

Crunch time, projects coming in, and this week we had two IFC based collaborative ones. Finally real BIM!

The lay of the land is that we need to take these architectural IFCs and develop our structural construction drawings around them.

Number one – a nimble but still challenging project – adding a carport and garage to an existing structure and the IFC we got looks like this at first glance:Capture.PNG

Hmm – not perfect needs a bit of massage to work right but then again good enough to put the structural information in there and produce some sharp looking documents to communicate with construction…


Case closed on this one.

Next one looks so sharp in the IFC viewer:


But then again in Revit – outch – evil error message:


And the result in Revit



Ground floor is missing – so I call for help and Peter Kompolschek came to the rescue – he found the bug in the IFC file:


Following the advice I went into the IFC with a text editor and looked at line 2338 to eliminate the extraneous dot – like dot… a dot for xxx’s sake


And really – after eliminating the extraneous dot we got:


That is looking better…

But – as the title says – we still have a long way to go to make this happen in a way that is straightforward for everyday BIM users.

Credits to Der Architekt – Peter Kompolschek for debugging this.

And life is – getting better, inch by inch…

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