IFCXML File Extension

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Industry Foundation Classes XML Format
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What is IFCXML file?

IFCXML is a file extension commonly associated with Industry Foundation Classes XML Format files. IFCXML files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. IFCXML file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports IFCXML files is Tekla BIMsight.

Programs which support IFCXML file extension

Programs that can handle IFCXML files are as follows. Files with IFCXML extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support IFCXML file

How to open file with IFCXML extension?

Being unable to open files with IFCXML extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IFCXML files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Tekla BIMsight

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IFCXML files is that no program that can handle IFCXML files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Tekla BIMsight. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IFCXML files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Tekla BIMsight installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Tekla BIMsight

If the problems with opening IFCXML files still occur even after installing Tekla BIMsight, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Tekla BIMsight is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why IFCXML files are not compatible with Tekla BIMsight. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Tekla BIMsight.

Step 3. Assign Tekla BIMsight to IFCXML files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IFCXML files with latest version of Tekla BIMsight you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the IFCXML with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Tekla BIMsight is installed, check the Always use this app to open IFCXML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IFCXML file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Tekla BIMsight and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IFCXML extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the IFCXML is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IFCXML file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the IFCXML file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IFCXML file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the IFCXML file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the IFCXML file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with IFCXML extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Industry Foundation Classes XML Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Tekla BIMsight

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support IFCXML files. Close all running programs and try opening the IFCXML file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Industry Foundation Classes XML Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IFCXML files.

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