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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.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ifc - Industry Foundation Classes Data

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).

.ifc file format description:
IFC format
Application:
ArchiCAD
Category:
Data files
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Industry Foundation Classes Data related links:
IFC on Wikipedia
Industry Foundation Classes Data related extensions:
.bpn
ArchiCAD Project Backup
.gdl
ArchiCAD Geometric Description Language File

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:

example.ifc

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:

ivc, fc, irc, ifx, ifs, ifd, iec, icf, ofc, ic, jfc, fic, itc, igc, ifv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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