Here is a quick and easy way to convert an RVT file to the IFC open file format and without even using Revit!
Looking for a solution to convert a .RVT file (saved with Revit) to IFC?
In this article I’ll show you how it’s done and without even needing Revit!
If you’ve been handed a 3D model in the RVT format, but you don’t know how open it, remember that you can view and manage it for free with a BIM management system completely online and using any device (just imagine!… even from your smartphone!).
Convert an RVT file to IFC
If you need to convert an RVT file to the IFC format but you don’t have the Revit software, here’s an alternative way to do it and it’s completely free.
Before you begin, try following these few steps:
- download a free 3D building design software that you’ll find to be very useful for conversion;
- login to usBIM, the BIM management System for viewing, sharing and managing construction and infrastructure projects completely online using any device.
To get started, simply upload your RVT file to the usBIM cloud service.
Login to usBIM:
- go to the usBIM page;
- enter your ACCA account credentials (email and password);
- click on Login.
If you don’t have an ACCA account yet, create one now:
- go to the MyACCA page;
- complete the registration provcess by entering the required info;
- enter your email and a password.
Once you have gained access to usBIM, create a new folder in your cloud storage space and upload the RVT file with a simple drag&drop.
Open Edificius and from the navigator click on BIM Objects
Import REVIT File and click
Edificius connects directly to usBIM and allows you to select the RVT file you uploaded. Now, from the usBIM screen, after opening the file to be converted, click on the BOL file icon and click on
Import BOL file to Edificius.
Notice that you’ve now opened the RVT file in Edificius (available in the BIM Objects Library) and you’re ready to export it as an IFC file by clicking on
If you only need to view the RVT file, you can still use usBIM and take advantage of its powerful viewing capablities alongside the potential of its BIM management system directly online and from anywhere.