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Make IFC class and IFC type system parameters

Make IFC class and IFC type system parameters

Currently we can override the IFC export table, with the Shared Parameters "IfcExportAs" and "IfcExportAsType". It works partly, as we cannot export any type to any element class freely, and it is hard to implement a shared parameter across IFC novice collaborators. Strange ommision really, as there are a few IFC parameters added already as system paramers already, and the standard is well supported with the open source exporter.


It would help greatly in our workflows, if cleanly named paramers was built into the product, to extend the support and understanding of this format. The selector for the class, could pressent all elements either in a line, or with a tree selector. The type field would obviously have to filter to the relevant IFC4 type selections, and be a writable field to allow for user defined values.

Having the two paramers as system paramers, would also extend their support into families, labels etc., with us having to tediously add them as a shared parameter. That is a lot of work.


In the end, the .pdf and the IFC is our deliverable, and Revit "only" our modelling tool of choice. Extending the support for the format, by building export/import and data management options into Revit, will only help us in our day to day communication needs.

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Thanks for taking the time to submit your idea. Unfortunately, this idea did not get the support of the community over the last 6 months and as such we will not be pursuing it at this time. Please feel free to rework (titles and clear descriptions are really important) and resubmit this one down the road.
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Status changed to: Accepted

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