How to export IFC from Rhino using VisualARQ

This is how you export your models to IFC from Rhino. Once you have exported your files you can upload them to the Tridify BIM Publishing Service and create & share a 3D viewer.

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Rhino does not natively support IFC export, nor does it manipulate or assign IFC specifications to geometry.

Currently there are several ways to get a data-rich IFC file from Rhino to Tridify BIM Publishing Service:

 

1.  Rhino + VisualARQ plugin (by Asuni CAD)
Allows creating IFC objects and the import and export of IFC files.

  • To save the entire model, go to File > Save as... and save the model as an IFC file
  • To save a part of the model, select the objects to export and go to File > Export and save the model as an IFC file

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2. Rhino + RhinoIFC plugin (by GeometryGym)

Allows assigning IFC types by layer and the import and export of IFC files.

 

3. Rhino + SketchUp Pro
Rhino natively supports the SKP (SketchUp) file export.
In SketchUp, you can assign IFC types to components and import and export IFCs