Export of an IFC file from IDEA StatiCa Connection
One IFC model is more than a dozen drawings
As a detailer, modeling a complex, or even simple, connection design according to 2D drawings provided by a structural engineer can get complicated and create room for error. Therefore, it is important to share as much information between the professions as possible. So, why not use a format that is recognized by every BIM software tool of the industry? An IFC provides you with a 3D representation of the connection, which can be linked to Tekla, Revit, etc., and IFC viewers.
How to export your connection design into IFC
All it takes is one click!
- Design your steel joint in IDEA StatiCa Connection and navigate to the Report tab.
- Click on the IFC export icon, and it's done!
You can export connections into IFC even if you don't use the desktop application!
- Just upload the steel joint to our web application IDEA Statica Viewer.
- Click on the icon of IFC file and IFC of your joint will be automatically downloaded.
The IFC file includes:
- A geometrically accurate model of the connection, including bolts and welds.
- Basic information about cross-sections, bolts, welds, and materials.
- The model defined as an IFC2x3 coordination view
A visual representation of a connection
The IFC file can be imported to BIM/CAD tools (such as Tekla Structures, Autodesk Revit, etc.) as a visual representation of the connection model. This provides the detailer with a better understanding of the model. Opening the model in any IFC viewer software brings you a wholesome view and the possibility to create additional section views, cuts, and measurements.