Importing IFC Files

SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect can import IFC files.

To import IFC files through SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect:

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. For Files of Type, select IFC 2x3.
  3. To set general options, click Options, set the options, and click OK.
  4. Select the file and click Open.
    Imported IFC files have a hybrid body-mode feature that quickly converts complex faceted shapes to mesh bodies. This includes shapes such as people, trees, and furniture. IFC files convert simple shapes like walls, roofs, beams, and columns into precise solid and surface bodies that you can directly use for modeling references.

    This functionality improves performance and reliability for large, imported IFC files and lets you model directly against major structural elements of buildings in the SOLIDWORKS software.