IFC file format description

Many people share .ifc files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ifc file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ifc files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ifc - Industry Foundation Classes Data

The IFC data files are related to ArchiCAD. The IFC file is an Industry Foundation Classes Data. The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) is an object oriented file format with a data model developed by the International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI) to facilitate interoperability in the building industry, and is a commonly used format for Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Data files
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Industry Foundation Classes Data related extensions:
ArchiCAD Project Backup
ArchiCAD Geometric Description Language File
ArchiCAD Geometric Description Language Source Code

.ifc - All Image Compressed Disk Image

The IFC disk image files are related to Towodo All Image. The IFC file is an All Image Compressed Disk Image. Towodo All Image is a program to create image files from all kinds of disks. The Towodo All Image seems to be no longer supported.

Towodo All Image
Disk Image files
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All Image Compressed Disk Image related extensions:
WinImage ZIP Compressed Disk Image
Media Descriptor for Disk Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ifc file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ifc files. Be especially cautious with .ifc files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ifc file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .ifc file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

fc, fic, ibc, ic, icc, icf, idc, iec, if, ifd, iff, ifs, ifv, ifx, igc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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