Convert IFC Files to FBX

IFC to FBX

IFC to FBX Conversion

This list provides valuable resources, filled with step-by-step guides and expert advice for converting IFC files to FBX format using our converters. Review them now to ease your IFC files conversion later.


IFC vs FBX Comparison

Property IFC FBX
Extensions .ifc .fbx
Name Industry Foundation Classes Filmbox
Versions
  • Min: IFC2x3
  • Max: IFC4x3 ADD2
  • Min: FBX 2011
  • Max: FBX 2020.3.4
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

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 File 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.


FBX Filmbox File

A proprietary file format that was originally created by Kaydara and is now owned by Autodesk, a leading company in 3D software products. Some of the benefits and features of FBX files are:

  • Transparent Colors and Texture Images: FBX files can store transparent colors and texture images, providing a rich and detailed visual experience.
  • Reusable Geometry Components: The FBX format allows for the storage of reusable geometry components, enhancing efficiency and consistency across models.
  • Assembly Structures: FBX supports the storage of assembly structures with hierarchical relationships between objects, enabling complex and detailed 3D modeling.
  • Model Animation Data: FBX can even store model animation data, although this feature is not currently supported by all software.

FBX File Converters: You can use our Autoconverter and Autoshaper software to easily process and convert your FBX files. They utilize the official FBX SDK from Autodesk that ensures compatibility and efficiency.