» IfcOpenShell::IfcBlender
Updated 03:40 January 12th, 2014
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IfcBlender is an addon for Blender to import IFC files (wikipedia). IFC is an open exchange format for building and construction data, that contains both geometry and semantic and topological information.

IfcBlender is based on IfcOpenShell, the free open source IFC implementation written in C++.

Installation instructions:

  • Download the appropriate IfcBlender archive for your system
  • Install the Blender add-on by clicking on File > User Preferences > Add-ons > Install from File... and by pointing Blender to the archive downloaded above
  • Enable the Blender add-on by clicking on File > User Preferences > Add-ons > Import-Export > Import-Export: IfcBlender
  • You can now import .ifc files by selecting Industry Foundation Classes (.ifc) from the File > Import menu

What's new in r33?

  • The option to import the hierarchical structure (Project>Site>Storeys>Spaces>Elements) into Blender using parenting.
  • Some metadata is stored in the custom properties fields.
  • The option to choose to use either the entity's Name or the GlobalId for the Blender object name.
  • The conversion progress is displayed using a progress bar in the console.
  • Some minor bugfixes and improvements.

What's new in r37?

  • Conversion logs are stored in Blender texts
  • Bugfixes, bugfixes and bugfixes

What's new in r39?

  • Now really with conversion logs
  • Some more verbosity in the console window
  • Fix for IFC files coming from AutoCAD Architecture

What's new in r42?

  • Improved support of IfcMappedItems
  • Minor bugfixes and improvements

What's new in r51?

What's new in r56?

  • Addressed the UCS2 - UCS4 incompatibilities on linux

What's new in r86?

What's new in r162?

  • This is IfcOpenShell version 0.3.0!
  • Updated for Blender 2.65
  • Allow opening of non-latin filenames on Windows
  • Potentially faster processing of files that can not be parsed sequentially, i.e. that require many random access operations throughout the file
  • Fixed a bug that caused IfcCircleHollowProfileDefs to be processed incorrectly
  • More robust processing of IfcCompositeCurves if no plane angle unit is provided in the file
  • More robust processing of IfcTrimmedCurves with tolerances on trimming by IfcCartesianPoint and, if possible, falling back to trimming by IfcParameterValue

What's new in r208?

Screenshots

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