Vectorworks receives IFC4 export certification

April 18, 2019 -  By

Vectorworks received IFC4 Reference View 1.2 export certification. It is the first architectural software developer to complete this certification.

The certification is from buildingSMART International (bSI). Completing the export certification means Vectorworks meets the export criteria for the International Organization for Standards ISO-16739. This gives users a publicly-defined and accepted standard to serve as the basis for contracts.

“The IFC file format gives focus to the standardized exchange of data when sharing information among different software systems used in the building industry,” said Rubina Siddiqui, director of product marketing at Vectorworks. “In the past, IFC was more focused on the technical side of data, making it difficult to navigate for architects and designers. The alignment with familiar and accepted standards of ISO makes IFC more relatable for architects.”

Through the certification process, Vectorworks’ IFC4 export was quality-tested against the bSI benchmarks. This ensures users are sharing quality IFC models with other building information modeling (BIM) software products.

“Supporting the needs of BIM workflows for our customers has always been a top priority,” said Darick DeHart, vice president of product management at Vectorworks. “Receiving certification for our IFC4 export is a recognition of our commitment to openBIM workflows with Vectorworks.”

Once the IFC4 Import certification is offered by bSI, it will be implemented by Vectorworks.

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