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Brief background on IFC and dRofus

dRofus can read IFC file content, thus enabling data transfer to/from any program that can read and write IFC. In addition, geometrical model information stored in IFC files can be accessed in dRofus, letting users see 2D or 3D content created in other programs.

To enable these features, dRofus supports two different ways to connect to IFC data:

  • Local upload and export of single IFC files to the dRofus client (desktop application). 

  • Upload of IFC models to the dRofus web.  

Local upload and export of single IFC files

Uploading IFC files to dRofus enables the user to upload content from an IFC file to a dRofus database. For this to happen, a common key must exist between the IFC content and the dRofus database. The user can define which key to use. Similarly, content from a dRofus database can update an IFC file.

See how to work with read/write of IFC in dRofus client Open IFC files in dRofus Desktop

Upload of IFC models to the dRofus web for comparing and viewing

Through the dRofus web IFC setup, any user with full model server permission can upload IFC models for viewing in 2D or 3D. Any user with read permission to the model server can see the model after being logged in to that project in the dRofus web. 

More about uploading IFC models for 2D/ 3D viewing, can be found here: Connecting to one or several IFC Models for 2D/ 3D viewing


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