LYON, France, Jan 4, 2017 – Datakit, a leading company in CAD data exchange, unveil its brand new interface: a library to read the IFC format (Industry Foundation Classes), the standard exchange format for BIM (building information modeling).


An IFC file, converted in 3D PDF with CrossManager. The file can thus be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader to be viewed. The model tree and the properties are also converted. IFC model provided by Architect Building Designer Office (Cc-by-3.0 license)

“Thanks to this new interface, Datakit breaks down the barriers between BIM and CAD worlds,” explains Samad Elboustini CTO of Datakit, “Indeed, CAD software users can be required to work with IFC files coming from BIM applications (such as Revit, ArchiCAD, Allplan, SketchUp, Vectorworks), but can’t operate them if their CAD software can’t read them. By adding an IFC format reader to our standalone converter CrossManager, we give users the ability to convert .ifc and .ifcxml files in the…

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