IFCfile extension

Industry Foundation Classes File

Have trouble opening the .ifc extension? Don't panic! This page explains ifc files and suggests programs you may use to open ifc files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is IFC file?

Building Information Modeling applications use the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file format. It has a model of a building or facility, for example, spatial elements, materials, and shapes. It was developed to provide interoperability between different software applications. The primary purpose of this file format is to improve communication, productivity, and quality throughout the cycle of a building.

Additional information

IFC file format is also needed to reduce data loss during transmission between different applications. It also contains essential information for professionals related to geometry, quantities, facility management, pricing, etc.

Lots of Building Information Modeling applications can open an IFC file.


How to open IFC file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the ifc extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the ifc file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the ifc file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open IFC files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your ifc file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.