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    What Revit Wants: Free IFC Web Server


    I have posted about BIMserver a few times before, including how to setup and run your own IFC web server. It seems that BIMserver and IFCWebserver are actually different but similar things (see this page). There is a publicly accessible instance of IFC Web Server over at*this link.
    The hosted version seems to be a bit of tech demonstration rather than a full production tool? Here is a link to the GitHub repos as well.
    To test it out, you can take these basic steps:
    1. Create a user account and login
    2. Upload an IFC file (I tried a 20mb file which took quite a while)
    3. Wait for processing
    4. View and work with your file

    Here is a look at the basic interface:
    It offers a few interesting functions, including the ability to browse the data as a tree:

    From the website:
    IFC WebServer is a data model server and online viewer for Building Information Models (BIM) based on IFC standards.
    It aims to simplify sharing and exchanging of information from BIM models using open and standard formats like (IFC, HTML, XML, CSV, JSON) and check the quality of BIM models (Level of Details, Level of Development). BIM managers and designers can query, filter and make reports about any information inside IFC models easily.
    The project consists mainly of two parts:
    (1) Data model server IFCWebServer
    IFCWebServer enable 100% access to all information and relations inside IFC models. It supports *all IFC official release starting with IFC2X_Final issued on 2001 to the latest release IFC4 Add 2 release issued on July 2016. Moreover, it supports any valid IFC sub schema or extended schema so it can be used by researchers and IFC developers .
    The IFCWebServer can be used also in universities as an easy to use portal within BIM courses. Students can register and upload IFC models, explore the models structure, apply filters, create sub-models, generate reports, study the IFC data model and compare IFC official releases.
    (2) Online BIMViewer
    Despite of having easy access to the information in BIM models as the main interest (through queries, filters, scripts and reports), the online 3D visualization offered by BIMViewer provide an handy way to view, share BIM models and visualize the results of data queries online inside the web browser.
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    Luke Johnson | Autodesk Expert Elite Member
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