Convert DWG Drawings to IFC


DWG to IFC Conversion

The following list contains valuable resources, packed with detailed guides and expert tips for converting DWG drawings to IFC format using our converters. Look into them now to ease your DWG drawings conversion later.

DWG vs. IFC Comparison

Property DWG IFC
Extensions .dwg .ifc
Name AutoCAD DWG Drawing Industry Foundation Classes
  • Min: AutoCAD 2010
  • Max: AutoCAD 2024
  • Min: IFC2x3
  • Max: IFC4x3 ADD2
Geometry components

DWG 2D/3D CAD Drawing

A binary file format that stores CAD drawings and models, created by Autodesk for AutoCAD. Some of the benefits and features of DWG files are:

  • Compatibility: DWG files are compatible with other software packages, such as ZWCAD, BricsCAD, and IntelliCAD, which also support the DWG format. This makes DWG files the industry standard in CAD.
  • DWG Drawing Converters: DWG drawings can be easily converted into various 3D and GIS file formats, such as OBJ, STL, DXF, KML, and KMZ, using our add-ons, Automesher Application and Automapki Application. This enables you to share your AutoCAD designs with different platforms and applications.

IFC Industrial Foundation Classes File

A file format that is widely used in the AEC (Architecture Engineering Construction) industry. It is supported by many software applications, such as Revit from Autodesk or SmartPlant 3D by Intergraph. IFC can store various types of information related to AEC projects, such as:

  • Geometry: IFC can represent the shape and size of 3D models, using different types of entities such as solids, surfaces, curves, or points.
  • Units: IFC can specify the measurement units for each 3D model, such as meters, inches, degrees, or radians.
  • Materials: IFC can define the color and transparency of each geometry component, using values from 0 to 1 for red, green, blue, and alpha channels.
  • Instances: IFC can reuse the same geometry component multiple times, by creating mapped items that refer to the original shape definition. This can save storage space and improve performance.
  • Structure: IFC can organize the 3D models into a hierarchical structure, using names and identifiers for each component. This can help to manage complex projects and facilitate collaboration.
  • BIM: IFC can include generic BIM (Building Information Modeling) data, such as properties, attributes, relationships, or constraints for each 3D model. This can enhance the functionality and interoperability of the file format.

IFC Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application are compatible with IFC, and you can use them to import and export IFC models. You can also modify the custom properties of the IFC geometries, and convert them to other 3D file formats. However, please note that some features of IFC may not be supported by other file formats, and may be lost during the conversion.