Personally, I'm waiting for IFC4G or IFC HD so I can use it with my Google glasses so I can see my data better. Really though, this is great news even though most of my brain has no idea what this means to our workflow and software.
by Thomas Liebich — last modified Mar 14, 2013 04:09 PM
IFC4 has been finalized, and it is officially released on 12. March 2013 for production.
London / Munich / Waltham 12. March 2013
IFC4 officially released
After over 6 years of development and over 1100 issues being resolved, on 12. March 2013 buildingSMART international has finally released the new generation of IFC schemas - IFC4. It will now be the basis of future work of establishing new open BIM enabled work flows by defining new IFC4 based model view definitions. The official IFC4 release includes both the IFC4 EXPRESS schema to support current STEP-based IFC exchanges, and the ifcXML4 XSD schema to support new simple ifcXML transactions.