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IFC File Extension

IFC file extension is created by BuildingSMART, also known as Industry Foundation Classes File. IFC has been classified as 3D Image Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open IFC files in Areddo program.



Industry Foundation Classes File Type

Industry Foundation Classes File Type
Extension .ifc
Developer BuildingSMART
Popularity 5.0 (1844 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Areddo
Category 3D Image Files
Format Binary
Updated 7/1/2024

What is a IFC File Type?

The IFC file format is a neutral format used to allow interoperability between BIM programs in the industry. As a result, most BIM programs, whether proprietary or open source, can open an IFC file.



Free online IFC Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .IFC (Industry Foundation Classes File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to IFC, merge, split and compare the IFC files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.



IFC Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Industry Foundation Classes File .IFC File Extensions while opening the .IFC files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open IFC Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Industry Foundation Classes File on your system such as Areddo.
  2. Associate default Areddo Areddo program for *.ifc (Industry Foundation Classes File) files.

    Associate IFC Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.IFC (e.g example.ifc) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Areddo Areddo program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .ifc files.

    Associate IFC Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.IFC (e.g example.ifc) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Areddo Areddo program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Areddo extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related IFC File Extensions

IFC default file extension is .IFC and other similer related extensions are:



All Platform Software Programs for IFC File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the IFC files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open IFC File on Windows

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD image. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD 19 for Windows Commercial GRAPHISOFT
Areddo image. Areddo 000 for Windows Free Areddo
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
ACCA Edificius image. ACCA Edificius BIM 2 for Windows Commercial ACCA
Safe Software FME Desktop image. Safe Software FME Desktop 2014 for Windows Commercial Safe Software
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for Windows Open Source FreeCAD
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for Windows Freeware Trimble
Tekla BIMsight image. Tekla BIMsight 000 for Windows Free Trial Tekla BIMsight

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IFC File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD image. GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD 19 for MacOs Commercial GRAPHISOFT
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for MacOs Open Source FreeCAD
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for MacOs Freeware Trimble

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IFC file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux Commercial Adobe
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for Linux Open Source FreeCAD

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IFC file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IFC file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IFC file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

IFC file extension icon image.About IFC - Industry Foundation Classes File

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Updated 7/1/2024


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