Solibri IFC Optimizer
Solibri IFC Optimizer is a free tool built for optimizing Open Standard IFC files. Optimization is lossless and the size of the result file is normally 5-10% of the original. During optimization all redundancy is removed from the file by updating the references. The resulting file contains e.g. identical lines only once. Solibri IFC Optimizer is free software. It is available for 64 and 32 bit Windows, and Macintosh operating systems.
While pure compression (zip) reduces the typical file size to 15-30% of the original the typical loading (IFC import) time does not change. With Solibri IFC Optimizer the optimized and compressed file is only about 6% of the original file size and it load in 30% of the original loading time. The actual ratios depend on how much redundance the original file has.
These numbers on the table are average numbers for an office building modeled with Autodesk ADT, Autodesk Revit, Graphisoft Archicad, and Bentley Architecture and exported in IFC format.
Benefits of Solibri IFC Optimizer
- Suitable model size for email attachments
- Smaller loading times in IFC applications
- Smaller memory consumption in IFC applications
- Lower data storage costs