Why IFC?

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data model is intended to describe building and construction industry data. As an open file format it is not controlled by a single vendor or group of vendors. Promoted by buildingSMART to encourage interoperability in the construction industry and is a commonly used collaboration format in Building Information Modelling (BIM) based projects making this format the obvious choice for the Metre2 BIM Explorer.

Supported IFC Versions

Metre2 BIM Explorer supports the following IFC versions:

IFC 4 (Add 2)
IFC 2x3 (TC1)

Metre2 BIM files

Save time when repeatedly loading a file by saving as a Metre2 BIM file (.m2bim). This file may be used as a template for interfacing directly with the Metre2 Desktop estimating application. As a developing solution, upgrades will be automatically installed. Consequently .m2bim files may have to be deleted and regenerated periodically.

Introduction to Metre2 BIM Explorer