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What are IFC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IFC file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your IFC files.

What is an IFC file?

IFC files have multiple uses, and IFC-SPF is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.


We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open IFC files

Important: Different programs may use files with the IFC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your IFC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different IFC openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 21, 2023

All known file formats using extension .IFC

While IFC-SPF is a popular type of IFC-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .IFC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

ISO-10303-21 STEP-File

We know that one IFC format is ISO-10303-21 STEP-File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of IFC files. Remember, different programs may use IFC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Tekla BIMsightTekla BIMsightVerified
inFlow InventoryinFlow InventoryUser submitted
Solibri Model ViewerSolibri Model ViewerUser submitted
cadwork Start Applicationcadwork Start ApplicationUser submitted
DDS-CADDDS-CADUser submitted
All ImageAll ImageUser submitted
CadworkCadworkUser submitted
DDS-CAD ViewerDDS-CAD ViewerUser submitted
Solibri Model CheckerSolibri Model CheckerUser submitted
DDS-CAD ArchitectDDS-CAD ArchitectUser submitted

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