Export to Navisworks
By using the command “export 3D” (shortcut “EX3D”), you can choose one of these formats.
- IFC-XML Binary Files (*.BIX)
- IFC-XML Zip Files (*.ifcZIP)
- IFC-XML Text Files (*.ifcXML)
- IFC Step Files (*.IFC)
You can see in the image below the Navisworks pipe properties.
If you also use CADmep, the command is “IFCE”. The file selector is the same and the result will be the same
However, I recommend you use the DWG format. When you open the CADmep (DWG) file in Navisworks the properties appear in the “CADMEP+” tab, where you will find more properties. See image below :
Note : To see the CADmep+ tab in Navisworks you need to install the Autodesk Fabrication CADmep 2014 Object enabler .
Export to Tekla BIM sight
If I export the same file as either “IFC-XML ZIP Files (*ifcZIP)” or “IFC-XML Text Files (*.ifcXML)” , then you click on one element, the result will be as show below: