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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2023-12
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IFC, or Industry Foundation Classes, is finally providing a true, gold, open, universal data format for BIM (Building Information Modeling), the CAD paradigm nowadays widely adopted by the architecture, civil engineering and construction (AEC) industry. The IFC format is open-source, maintained by a consortium, open and text-based, and also an ISO standard. FreeCAD, a popular open-source 3D modeling application, has been supporting the IFC format for years already. This project goes one step further, and turns IFC a default file format of FreeCAD. Without the translation layer needed to import and export IFC files, FreeCAD becomes a true, native IFC editor, with a wealth of advantages, such as having minimal, identifiable and version-control-friendly change sets, access to just any piece of IFC data, etc.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.