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

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

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IFC file extension - Industry Foundation Classes 3D file format

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 the model created in the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) format.

The IFC model specification is open and available. ISO registers it and is an official International Standard ISO 16739:2013.

Updated: March 31, 2023

The default software associated to open ifc file:

AutoCAD icon

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutoCAD  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Autodesk, Inc.

A CAD designing software with the powerful, flexible features. It is a CAD development platform that provides tools to build custom AutoCAD-based software products for specific markets. The default file formats using by AutoCAD are: DWG and DXF.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

Various apps can transform *.ifc files to other formats.

Find conversions from ifc file:

ifc to dwg

ifc to dxf

ifc to fml

ifc to igs

ifc to skp

ifc to step

ifc to stp

Find converter to ifc file type:

dwg to ifc

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List of software applications associated to the .ifc file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 ifc files.

Software that open ifc file - Industry Foundation Classes 3D file format

Programs supporting the exension ifc on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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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