IFC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an IFC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .IFC files.

What is an IFC file?

An .IFC file is an ISO-10303-21 STEP- file. Through our analysis of IFC files, we know that one use of the format is ISO-10303-21 STEP-File. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

How to open IFC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension IFC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different IFC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension IFC

While we know of one file format using the .IFC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .IFC file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

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Solibri Model ViewerSolibri Model ViewerUser submitted
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DDS-CAD ViewerDDS-CAD ViewerUser submitted
Solibri Model CheckerSolibri Model CheckerUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with IFC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with IFC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!