An ifc file extension is related to the Industry Foundation Classes format used to describe construction data. An ifc file stores model.

There is one other file type using
the IFC file extension!

ifc file icon.ifc - All Image compressed image file

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IFC file extension - Industry Foundation Classes file

What is ifc file? How to open ifc files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

The ifc file extension is associated with the Industry Foundation Classes an open file format used to describe building and construction industry data supported by various BIM (Building Information Modeling) apps.

The ifc file contains model created in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format.

The IFC model specification is open and available. It is registered by ISO and is an official International Standard ISO 16739:2013.

The default software associated to ifc file type:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logo AutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk AutoCAD is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets and extend design information to users outside the traditional CAD community. You can easily create industry-specific products that offer only the features, commands, menus, and design data that your customers require.

Help how to open IFC files:

The Industry Foundation Classes files can be opened in various BIM (Building Information Modeling) programs.

How to convert file with extension IFC:

Various apps are able to transform *.ifc files to other formats.

Find conversions from ifc file:

ifc to dwg

ifc to igs

ifc to step

Find converter to ifc file type:

dxf to ifc

iges to ifc

igs to ifc

step to ifc

stp to ifc

List of software applications associated to the .ifc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ifc file, edit ifc file, convert ifc file, view ifc file, play ifc file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the ifc files.

  • Open ifc file
  • Import ifc file
  • Export ifc file

Software that open ifc file - Industry Foundation Classes file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ifc file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ifc file by default:
AutoCAD small icon AutoCAD
Other suggested software:
Tekla BIMsight software
ArchiCAD small icon ArchiCAD
Adobe Acrobat small icon Adobe Acrobat

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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