IFC File Type

- The quick facts

What are IFC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IFC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an IFC file?

An .IFC file is an 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.

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 10 different IFC openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 30, 2019

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.

inFlow InventoryinFlow InventoryUser submitted
Solibri Model ViewerSolibri Model ViewerUser submitted
cadwork Start Applicationcadwork Start ApplicationUser submitted
Tekla BIMsightTekla BIMsightUser 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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