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Who tested these 15 free IFC viewers?

Who tested these 15 free IFC viewers?

Here is a non-exhaustive list of IFC viewers with download links, they are all or almost free, some are installed as standard software and others as online viewers. If you have tested one of these viewers, please let us know what you think. The list remains open if you have any suggestions for other solutions.

(The classification of these viewers is done in alphabetical order)

 

1. 3D Repo

IFC Viewer Online | Free / Paid | http://3drepo.org/download/ 

 

2. Areddo

Software | Free | http://www.areddo.com/

 

3. Autodesk A360

IFC Viewer Online | Free / Paid | https://360.autodesk.com/viewer

 

4. BIM Vision

IFC Viewer Online | Free | http://www.bimvision.eu/home/

 

5. BIMserver

IFC web viewer to be installed locally | Free | http://bimserver.org

 

6. BIM surfing

IFC web viewer to be installed locally | Free | http://bimsurfer.org

 

7. Bentley View

Software | Free | http://www.bentley.com/en-US/Products/Bentley+View/

 

8. DDS-CAD Open BIM Viewer

Software | Free | http://www.dds-cad.net/downloads/dds-cad-open-bim-viewer/

 

9. FZKViewer

Software | Free | http://iai-typo3.iai.fzk.de/www-extern/index.php?id=2315&L=1

 

10. IfcQuickBrowser

IFC browser in text mode | Free | http://www.team-solutions.de/?page_id=19

 

11. RDF IFC Viewer

Software | Free | http://rdf.bg/ifc-viewer.php

 

12. SimpleBIM

Software | Free / Paid | http://www.datacubist.com/

 

13. Solibri Model Viewer

Software | Free | http://www.solibri.com/solibri-model-viewer.html

 

14. Tekla BIMsight

Software | Free | http://www.teklabimsight.com

 

15. xBIM Xplorer

Software | Free | http://xbim.codeplex.com/releases

 

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16. Trimble Connect Desktop

Software, web platform and mobile application | Free / Paid | http://connect.trimble.com/

 

17. eveBIM Viewer

Software | Free | http://editions.cstb.fr/Products/eveBIM-Viewer

 

18. JustBIM 

Software | Free | https://www.socinformatique.fr/justbim-viewer-ifc/

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Trimble connect also does the assembly of IFC it seems to me

Walter MONLOUBOU
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Thanks Walter, do you know if he's viewing it too?

Mohamed KHETTAB
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I just added "Trimble Connect Desktop".

Mohamed KHETTAB
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Trimble connect is related to Tekla it seems to me.
We are currently using it on a Tekla project for synthesis and our site teams are using Trimble Connect on tablets to view the models. The IFCs, compiled on Tekla at ...

Trimble connect is related to Tekla it seems to me.
We are currently using it on a Tekla project for synthesis and our site teams are using Trimble Connect on tablets to view the models. The IFCs, compiled on Tekla beforehand, are deposited on the Trimble Connect servers for inter-company sharing.
The two software being identical in terms of viewing, my opinion is the same on both:
Very fluid, easy to use (the site managers can use it) and the possibility of creating notes. Very good for synthesis!

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Lucas lambert
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I think you found the answer: yes !!!

Walter MONLOUBOU
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there is the cstb viewer also evebim (i only tried it once, with unconvincing result)
I mainly use solibri. and I used simplebim 1 time (just the free period) to assemble ifc's.

mathieu lefebvre
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Thank you Mathieu, I will add it!

Mohamed KHETTAB
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For information, latest version of eveBIM has evolved well. If you notice a malfunction, you can put your comments on the forum or by email to eveBIM-support@cstb.fr.

Here is an example of how-to video:

Comment last edited about 2 years ago by Antoine Jarrier Antoine Jarrier
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Thank you for sharing. for my part i use tekla a lot. I'm discovering a lot of viewers today.

I have already handled evebim and Solibri.
What I like about Tekla is the possibility of accumulating IFC models and doing clash ...

Thank you for sharing. for my part i use tekla a lot. I'm discovering a lot of viewers today.

I have already handled evebim and Solibri.
What I like about Tekla is the possibility of accumulating IFC models and doing clash detect.

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David Grassin
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BIMsight is my favorite too, Solibri (MC) is the Rolls Royce according to the feedback.
By cons eveBIM I tested if you can not say what you think

Mohamed KHETTAB
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Hello Mohamed, a little while ago, I tested and published screenshoots on different viewers. I'll leave it to you to find the discussion again. (Before BATIMAT )

Olivier CHIOSSONE
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Olivier CHIOSSONE
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Thank you Olivier

Mohamed KHETTAB
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Hello, I am developing a web application that manages the real estate assets of a company (asset referencing, diagnostic missions, insulation, works ...).

I had the idea of ​​integrating an IFC viewer to be able to visualize ...

Hello, I am developing a web application that manages the real estate assets of a company (asset referencing, diagnostic missions, insulation, works ...).

I had the idea of ​​integrating an IFC viewer to be able to visualize the IFCs stored in our server. I used the Autodesk forge API (PHP code, JavaScript) which seems to me to be a good answer if necessary (despite the difficulties encountered during the loading of the file and its transformation into an svf format ready to be viewed), but the solution remains chargeable.

my questions are:
1 / is there a doc which shows how to load the IFC file then transform it into SVF format, knowing that I used the code proposed by the forge autodesk but it does not work?
the links of the code proposed by the forge:
https://github.com/Autodesk-Forge/forge-php-client/blob/master/docs/Api/DerivativesApi.md#translate

https://github.com/Autodesk-Forge/forge-php-client/blob/master/docs/Api/ObjectsApi.md#uploadobject

2 / Are there any open source APIs of a viewer to call from my application code to view my files stored in the server? (I looked at BIMserver but it's mostly java code).

I thank you in advance

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azwaw mahmoudi
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Hello,

I strongly recommend BIMdata.io for a viewer via API: http://www.bimdata.io/

cordialement,

Yanni Roua
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Hello,

I strongly recommend BIMdata.io for a viewer via API: http://www.bimdata.io/

cordialement,

Yanni Roua
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Hello,

I strongly recommend BIMdata.io for a viewer via API: http://www.bimdata.io/

cordialement,

Yanni Roua
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Hello everybody

Personally I tested "FZK Viewer" but also "BIMx"which is not in the list.

FZK has the merit of being very clear but not technical enough and it crashes when the model is too heavy!

For BIMx, it is very interesting ...

Hello everybody

Personally I tested "FZK Viewer" but also "BIMx"which is not in the list.

FZK has the merit of being very clear but not technical enough and it crashes when the model is too heavy!

For BIMx, it is very interesting and really accessible on tablet use. On the other hand, it remains too linked with ArchiCad ... Too bad!

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Alexandre pinatel
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Hello everybody

In addition to this list, we could also cite "BIM Collab Zoom" and of course, Navisworks Freedom which also reads IFCs.

Regarding each software, do you think it is possible to add functionalities ...

Hello everybody

In addition to this list, we could also cite "BIM Collab Zoom" and of course, Navisworks Freedom which also reads IFCs.

Regarding each software, do you think it is possible to add the main functionalities? For example: Viewer, Clash detection, Quantity extraction, IFC compiler, Modification of IFC properties, IFC Import / Export, Annotations, etc.

For example, I was able to test BIM Vision, Solibri, Navis, XBIM, and SimpleBIM. It turns out that SimpleBIM is the only such software, according to what I've tested, that can actually manage and modify IFC information and element properties, not just view them. It is not the most beautiful 3D viewer, but it is the most powerful "IFC information viewer" in my opinion.

Sincerely.

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Thibault LEROY
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