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Our company has been working with vectorworks as a design tool for many years but have recently begun looking at exporting to CAD CAM software to use the CAD CAM machine.

 

We have been told to provide our vectorworks files exported to IFC, when exporting our vectorworks extrudes become IFC beams and export out with open shell properties which the software needs to be solid. Can anyone help make our IFC Beams export as solid. Does anyone know of IFC training for vectorworks?

 

Alternatively we have been asked for SAT files that are made up of lines not splines. I can not work out how to make sure this is the case can anyone help?

 

Cheers

Jonny 

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I too would like to learn more about exporting to and using ifc. Can someone provide some ideas where to get some guidance?

 

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Over at the Vw University portal, after you register and login, if you search for “IFC” on the Courses tab you’ll get a handful of courses which hopefully can get you started. One course in particular “Sharing your Model With IFC: An Introduction”. 

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Although this VW university is useful it does not cover creating brand new IFC data from extrudes and line I have created in vectorworks only really using info from the resource library. For example creating an new IFC entity and all the settings you have. I can create a entity but when imported the IFC is open shell I need to have it as a solid. 

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