.IFC File Extension

Developer:
BuildingSMART
File Type:
Industry Foundation Classes File
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Having trouble opening .ifc extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ifc files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ifc files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a IFC file?

Ifc file extension has Industry Foundation Classes file type, developed by BuildingSMART, which is associated with the "3d image files" category.

These are model files in the Foundation Classes format. It is a popular open file format used by many Building Information Modeling applications. IFC files contain a model of a structure or building along with shapes, spatial elements, and materials. This format assures interoperability between BIM programs. You can also open an IFC file with Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended (it supports 3D graphics). However, standard Acrobat Pro software cannot recognize this format.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

ifc file icon
Developer:
BuildingSMART
File Type:
Industry Foundation Classes File
Category:
3D Image Files
Format:
Binary

How to open IFC file?

Double click the ifc file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ifc extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ifc extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ifc file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open IFC files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ifc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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