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Knowledge Hub

The digital construction landscape is expanding rapidly – and so are the boundaries of Bond Bryan Digital’s expertise. Our Knowledge Hub, compiled by our team of digital information specialists, is a helpful resource for those looking to gain insight into current best practice approaches to information management and building information modelling (BIM).

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This page includes useful links to sites that aid the understanding of BCF.

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 01 – An introduction for Autodesk Revit users

HELLO EVERYONE! After a year at Bond Bryan Digital and to coincide with our new website, it’s time I rolled up my sleeves and finally started blogging. For those who don’t know me my name is Emma and I’m an Autodesk Revit user. I’m a technician by trade and the more I used Revit over […]

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 01

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 02 – Understanding Entities in Autodesk Revit

INTRODUCTION Welcome back! In the last blog I had a bit of moan and we learnt about some basic IFC principles. In this blog we’re going to take what we have learnt and apply it to the world of Revit. Therefore, if you haven’t read it please do so. I wanted to start by giving a […]

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 03

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 03 – Predefined Types in Autodesk Revit

INTRODUCTION In this blog we are going to skip the main section on Attributes (see the next blog) and focus on one specific Attribute the Predefined Type as this is closely related to Entities. In blog post 01 we explained that Predefined Types were the next level below Entities in determining what something is.

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 04

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 04 – IFC Attributes in Autodesk Revit

In blog post 01 we described what Attributes are and listed the four core ones: GlobalId OwnerHistory Name Description

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 05

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 05 – IFC Properties in Autodesk Revit

In the last blog post we looked at IFC attributes which allows you to add certain basic information about IFC entities. However, we need to be able to add much more information (such as performance) to entities, to do this we use properties.

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 06

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 06 – Layers and Classification in Autodesk Revit

INTRODUCTION Welcome back everyone ☺ I hope you’ve all had fun testing the workflows in the previous blog posts. As I’ve explained IFC provides a good basic method of structuring information, we should think of this as the default way which should be used across every project and every information management activity. In addition to […]

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 07

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 07 – IFC Exporter Settings and Modelling Workflows in Autodesk Revit

INTRODUCTION Welcome back everyone. It’s been awhile! ☺ The past six blogs were about implementing the structure of IFC within the functionality of Autodesk Revit and talking about IFC in its conceptual data model form. It’s now worth noting that we need to package up the data model so that it can be exchanged. IFC […]

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IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) – Part 08 – Exporting COBie using an IFC workflow from Autodesk Revit

Introduction By understanding the previous blogs in this series you should now have enough knowledge to export a good quality IFC and understand the importance of doing so. When I started testing these IFC workflows back in 2015 the catalyst was to export asset information as specified by the Construction-Operations Building information exchange (COBie) schema. […]

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