Export a model to IFC

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Export a model to IFC

To export your model to IFC, see the following instructions.

  1. Create the model as usual.
  2. On the BIM Integration tab, click IFC Export.

    The BIM Integration wizard opens at the Relocate Export Model page.

    The Relocate Export Model page allows for models to be moved from the datum position in Tekla Structural Designer to a real world co-ordinate.

  3. Move and rotate the export model if required, and click Next.
  4. On the Integration Filter page, select the items that are included in the export model, and click Next.
  5. On the IFC Export File page, select whether the file is exported for the first time, or whether you want to update an existing model. Then specify the file format, name and location.
  6. Click Finish.
Note: Prior to running the export you can control which levels will be included by setting Include in export as required in the Level Properties. This allows individual levels to be:
  • only included if the level is a floor
  • always included
  • never included
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