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Incorrectly printing with IFC files

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isaac.cb
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Incorrectly printing with IFC files

I have a problem printing an IFC. The view in itself is fine, the sheet is also fine. When I do print, regardless of the printer, Revit does not take into account the view range. So when printing, you see everything above and under. This is a real bad, considering that IFC is a standard BIM file and that sometimes when dealing with specialized software it is the only efficient way to collaborate.

 

Does anyone has a workaround for this? How do you get to print without this bug?

 

Thanks,

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Lance.Coffey
in reply to: isaac.cb

My understanding of your workflow is that you have an existing Revit model, you are linking an IFC file into it, and when printing views from the Revit model, objects from the IFC are showing above/below the View Range of the view (but only when printed).

It sounds like the IFC is not being cut by Revit to limit the view to the View Range.

If you open the IFC instead of linking, are you seeing similar results (possibly linking the resulting Revit file and then linking it instead of the IFC)?

Also, can you confirm if this is specific to a particular Revit project or IFC file?



Lance Coffey

Technical Support Specialist
Message 3 of 6
isaac.cb
in reply to: Lance.Coffey

Exactly, Revit does not seems to be taking into account the view range for the IFC.

 

I tried opening the IFC as suggested, but it does not show anything, the model appears empty (after a very long time to open, even with a very powerful computer). I know that the IFC contains everything as I can see it with a link and in BIM 360 Glue.

 

Haven't tried it in other projects, so for now it looks like a specific project / IFC file problem I guess.

 

All the IFC files were exported from SDS/2 from a steel fabricator.

Message 4 of 6
Lance.Coffey
in reply to: isaac.cb

Something odd is going on if nothing is in the Revit file when opening the IFC file directly.

 

When you link an IFC file in Revit, in the background an RVT file is created from the IFC (e.g. similar to opening the IFC file in Revit).

 

One possibility is that the template you started with was a different discipline (e.g. you start an architectural template, but bring in structural elements).

 

Another thing to check is for a Log file created in the IFC folder when linking it in Revit (if there are errors/warnings in the translation they should be recorded in a Log HTML file).

 

Finally, if you open the associated RVT file (the one created in the folder with the IFC and with the same name) instead of the model you linked the IFC file into, and try printing from that model, is the view range working as expected?



Lance Coffey

Technical Support Specialist
Message 5 of 6
isaac.cb
in reply to: Lance.Coffey

Hi Lance,

Structural template and importing structural IFC model, so should not be an issue, but still not able to open the IFC (model not showing up), only link.

No problem in the log file from the conversion.

No view range problem when printing from the .rvt file created during the import.

The problem is solved by linking the revit created when linking the IFC. The view range is not fine. Still a weird issue in my opinion, but at least there is a workaround.

Thanks,

Message 6 of 6
JaredFBJPDR
in reply to: Lance.Coffey

I had issues printing after having linked an IFC file into my project as well. Using the Revit model created from linking the IFC file solved that issue for me. Thank you for the insight!

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