Mastering Collaboration in BIM: Introducing BricsCAD BIM V24's Advanced IFC Interoperability and Revit Export Features

December 05, 2023 3 min read

Mastering Collaboration in BIM: Introducing BricsCAD BIM V24's Advanced IFC Interoperability and Revit Export Features

Mastering Collaboration in BIM with BricsCAD BIM V24

In the realm of Building Information Modeling (BIM), collaboration is not just a buzzword; it's a critical component of the design process that enables architects, engineers, and construction professionals to work together seamlessly. The latest iteration of BricsCAD BIM, Version 24, offers significant enhancements in IFC interoperability and introduces new Revit export features, promising to streamline the collaboration workflow like never before.

Enhanced IFC Interoperability

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) standard is an open and established method for data exchange in the BIM domain, promoting interoperability among different software applications. Recognizing this, the developers behind BricsCAD BIM V24 have amplified the functionality of existing IFC interoperability with tools that ensure the quality and flexibility of IFC data.

The IFC Reference View now allows users to export geometry as a reference or underlay for use in Revit, facilitating the creation of a simplified model version that is accessible using a wider range of programs. This feature is particularly beneficial for professionals looking to integrate BricsCAD BIM models into Revit-centric workflows without sacrificing essential geometric data.

A significant addition is the unified IFC namespace, which simplifies the process of specifying BIM properties. Users can add BIM properties without concern for the IFC version compatibility, as BricsCAD takes care of the necessary mapping behind the scenes, effectively eliminating one of the common hurdles faced during the export process.

IFC Validation Tool

Quality control is paramount when exchanging BIM data. BricsCAD BIM V24 introduces a new validation tool that scrutinizes imported IFC files, alerting users to any potential issues with the data they receive from stakeholders. This preemptive measure ensures that errors are identified early, preventing costly miscommunications and project delays.

Additionally, smart visibility rules based on IFC properties in BricsCAD BIM V24 make it more efficient to classify and verify objects according to IFC 4 schemas. The IFC 4 standard offers improved data richness and accuracy, which BricsCAD BIM leverages to facilitate better classification, enabling users to manage and interact with BIM data more effectively.

Revit Export Functionality

Despite the open nature of IFC, there remains a significant demand for proprietary data exchange methods. In acknowledgment of this, BricsCAD BIM V24 offers a new Revit export feature, addressing the need for direct and reliable exchange between BricsCAD BIM and Autodesk's Revit.

With this improved interoperability, users can now confidently share models and data between the two platforms, fostering a more collaborative environment even when dealing with proprietary formats. The commitment to enhancing BIM interoperability is clear, as BricsCAD strives to provide solutions that cater to the diverse needs of the industry.

Integrated Workflow and Collaboration

The advancements in BricsCAD BIM V24 are not just about data exchange; they are part of a broader ecosystem that emphasizes integrated workflows and collaboration across different platforms and disciplines. By facilitating smoother transitions between different BIM software, these features contribute to a more cohesive project development process.

Professionals seeking to integrate BricsCAD BIM V24 into their existing workflows will find compatibility with other industry-standard tools, such as the visualization and rendering capabilities of V-Ray, or the advanced modeling features of Rhino 3D. For those needing advanced analysis and computation, integrating with MathCAD provides a powerful combination of capabilities.


The latest enhancements in BricsCAD BIM V24's IFC interoperability and the addition of Revit export features mark a significant step forward in the BIM collaboration narrative. These features not only facilitate data exchange but also underscore the importance of a unified and efficient workflow in the BIM ecosystem.

As the BIM technology landscape continues to evolve, professionals must equip themselves with the tools that offer the most efficient collaboration capabilities. BricsCAD BIM V24 represents such a tool, poised to transform how industry professionals interact and exchange information.

For more information about the newest and most advanced design software technology, including a comprehensive suite of BIM solutions, industry professionals are encouraged to contact the sales team

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