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How to upload IFC and process BIMs with Tridify

In this tutorial you will learn how to upload your IFC to the Tridify BIM Publishing Service and process your file. Then you can proceed to the next tutorial and create an IFC viewer.

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1. Sign in

Sign in to your Tridify BIM Publishing Service Account

2. Select your Project

After logging in to the service you will land on the Projects page. Create a new project or select an existing project.



3. Upload IFC

Files exported from BIM and CAD software in IFC format can be uploaded on your project page. To upload, either drag’n’drop the file or click the dropzone to select the file. If you don't have access to an IFC you can test the service with one of our sample IFCs (unzip the file before uploading to the service). Please note that Tridify currently supports IFC 2×3 format.




4. File validation

After your upload is finished, it will take a moment for your file to be checked. If the validation was successful, the file displays Ready for processing status.




If your file gets status Validation failed, you can click the file name to open the Original IFC page. The Validation log on the page explains why the validation failed.

5. Process file

Click the Process file button to open the process options.




You have two process options to choose from:

  • Split by storey - All storeys in the IFC file will be separated into their own files. It is advisable to use this option to make files easier to navigate and work with. This is required if you are planning to create a Viewer of your BIM. This option is also needed  if you will be generating lights in Unity with Tridify BIM Tools.
  • Generate ceiling slabs and extras to storeys - For developers! Upper storey floor slabs and lower storey stairs will be appended to each storey as 2 additional files.
    This is useful to get complete single storeys with less memory usage in Unity.

Please note that default settings are recommended for web publishing.


Once you have selected your options, click Start processing.



6. Ready to publish

As soon as the process is complete, the status changes to Ready to publish. If you want to know more about the results of the process, you can click the file name and open the Output tab.




Next, you can choose whether you want to create a Viewer of your BIM or import it to Unity with Tridify BIM Tools.