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How to use IFC to convert data from/to AutoCAD Architecture?

A - answer AutoCAD Architecture supports the commands IFCimport and IFCexport (resp. AecIfcImport and AecIfcExport, see File > IFC) for loading and saving of files in the IFC exchange format (Industry Foundation Classes). AutoCAD Architecture 2008 is certified for the currently top level IFC 2x3 (IFC2x3).

The export of IFC files differs slightly for DWG files with external references. IFC exports only components of those objects which are On in the Model display.

The import of IFC files creates a structure of linked (xref) DWG files corresponding to the internal structure of the IFC file. If the IfcSite element exists in the IFC file, also the site drawing will be created.

All standard types of IFC objects are supported - like IfcWall, IfcDoor, IfcWindow, IfcStair, IfcCurtainWall, IfcOpening, IfcColumn, IfcSlab, etc.

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See also:
Tip 11106:Displaying IfcSpace in Autodesk Navisworks.
Tip 10923:Which Autodesk products do support the IFC format?
Tip 10607:How to export an Inventor 3D model to the IFC format?
Tip 9698:Data formats supported in Autodesk InfraWorks 360.
Tip 9333:Which CAD and BIM formats are supported in Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis 360?

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