This is much likely a newbie or silly question/request:
Is there a way or could it be useful to automatically assign IFC classification to all groups and/or components that have a certain Tag?
For instance: all walls groups that I tagged under Wall would automatically inherit IfcWall classification, and so on…
That would certainly be useful. After all, classifications is the “Tag” structure of the ifc file, as a directly transferrable logic, as far as I can see.
One added benefit would be that if you dont assign an ifc translation to a tag, then the export could just ignore those tags, so you dont need to prepare so much for what you want the ifc to include. ( I do it with a scene set up as my ifc export selection)
To me is such a natural feature that sounded silly when I was thinking about it…
I’m assuming it doesn’t exist yet.
Hello, there is. We (VBO) have developed a plugin for VBO workflow and it do exactly what you are looking for.
I can share it for you but you need to customize plugin your self for your tag system because it just in alpha version.
that would be really cool.
Here you are: Dropbox - vbo_ifc_converter_v2.rb - Simplify your life
How to use?
- Zip the file, rename zip to rbz, then install like other plugins.
- Go to File > IFC Converter
Currently this plugin is just working with VBO tag system, download this file: Dropbox - 5D-tag-architectural.skp - Simplify your life
If you want to work with your tag system you need to edit rb file by an editor like image follow: