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BIM Interoperability

Autodesk is committed to advancing interoperability throughout the AEC industry. Recognizing the complexity of infrastructure and building projects, Autodesk supports professionals in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) data and software applications.

The Autodesk commitment to interoperability

Autodesk supports buildingSMART International, the organization that develops and maintains the IFC standard for both Buildings and Civil Infrastructure. IFC is widely recognized as the leading interoperability standard, and more than 150,000 users have downloaded our IFC Open Source export for Revit since 2011.

Autodesk supports the buildingSMART initiative on COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) BIM data standard.

BIM Interoperability Tools

Add-ins for Autodesk software enhance your ability to conform to interoperability standards and meet owner delivery requirements for both building and infrastructure projects.

Partnerships & Agreements

  • buildingSMART is the worldwide authority driving the transformation of the built asset economy through creation & adoption of open, international standards

  • Integrating BIM and GIS to meet the infrastructure demands of the future.


  • Interoperability white paper

    Learn about open data exchange standards to improve project collaboration.

  • Glossary of Terms

    Reference definitions of key industry terms to help you achieve an interoperable BIM experience.

  • FAQs

    Get answers to your questions about interoperability, openBIM©, IFC, and more.

  • Infographic

    Review the timeline of Autodesk’s commitment to interoperability over the last 25 years.