This class will start with a technical overview of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) itself, with an emphasis on the new IFC 4 schema, and the new Model View Definitions (MVDs) associated with it. We will then take a high-level look at how IFC is supported across the 2016 Autodesk, Inc., product line, including several products that have just added IFC capability. Next we will take a closer look at Revit software's use of IFC, and attempt to understand the options available when using IFC in Revit software, what they mean, and when you might use them. Finally, the class will look at, but not emphasize, Revit 2016 software IFC open-source .NET code and the associated Revit software API.
- Explore the general structure of the IFC file format, with an emphasis on the IFC 4 schema and Model View Definitions
- Discover what's included in Revit 2016 software for IFC support, and what other Autodesk products use IFC
- Gain an understanding of the options available when using IFC in Revit—what they mean, and when you might use them
- Study the overall design of the Revit software IFC open-source code and learn how to make simple changes to the code
Angel Velez is a senior principal engineer at Autodesk, Inc. In 1992 he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with BS degrees in computer science and mathematics, and he graduated from Stanford University with a master's degree in computer science in 1994. After working in the mechanical CAD industry for 5 years, he joined Charles River Software in 1999 to work on a project that eventually became known as Revit software. Since 2004 Angel has been working primarily on interoperability issues, concentrating on Industry Foundation Classes (IFC).