Importing IFC Files into Vectorworks. As well as exporting IFC Projects, you can can also import them into Vectorworks.
Creating Special IFC Objects. When you import your IFC project into your model viewer, you will only see the IFC objects.
Flipped Doors and Windows. When you place doors and windows in Vectorworks you can choose the direction of the door, or the flip of the window.
Using an IFC Model Viewer. There are other IFC model viewers, but for this example I have used the one from Solibri. I use this particular one as it is freely available and many users have recommended it to me.
Setting up a Project for IFC. If you are setting up a project in Vectorworks using standard architectural building elements such as doors and windows, you should also use layers, classes, and stories.
IFC Objects in Vectorworks. Many objects in Vectorworks are designed to easily export to IFC. For example, a door in Vectorworks is designed to export as a door object in IFC.
IFC stands for Industry Foundation Classes. In simple terms, IFC is a way to allow CAD programs to transfer three-dimensional information (along with the nongraphic information) from one program to another.