Convert IFC Files to PNG


IFC to PNG Conversion

This list offers valuable resources, filled with step-by-step instructions and expert tips for converting IFC files to PNG format using our converters. Investigate them now to facilitate your IFC files conversion later.

IFC vs. PNG Comparison

Property IFC PNG
Extensions .ifc .png
Name Industry Foundation Classes Portable Network Graphics
  • Min: IFC2x3
  • Max: IFC4x3 ADD2
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 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.

PNG Portable Network Graphics Image

It's a type of raster image file format that uses lossless compression. This means that the image quality is preserved even when the file size is reduced. PNG files also support transparency, which allows images to have irregular shapes or backgrounds that blend with the web page. However, PNG files do not support animation, unlike GIF files. Here are some of the key features and benefits of PNG:

  • Efficient Storage: PNG offers smaller file sizes compared to uncompressed formats like BMP, leading to faster website loading times.
  • Lossless Compression: PNG files use a compression technique that preserves the image quality and details, even when the file size is reduced.
  • Diverse Imagery: PNG files are ideal for images that have sharp edges and large solid colors, such as text, line art, and logos. JPEG files tend to produce visual artifacts and blur the edges of such images.

PNG to 3D Converters: Multiple image formats, including PNG, are compatible with our Autoconverter and Automesher Application tools. These converters allow you to import, export, and convert PNG images to different 3D formats, such as STL, 3DS, FBX, 3DM, and many others.