A question came through via email the other day in the office
We’ve been trying to issue federated IFC files, but the combined size balloons up to 20x the original size. Is getting these models to a consumable size a wild goose chase?
Well, the short answer is no, it’s not a wild goose chase and it is possible to generate federated IFC files that are almost exactly the same file size as the sum of the smaller files.
The long answer?
Open up this page in a browser:
Download 1.4.0-FINAL-2015-11-04.jar, save it somewhere on your local machine. Don’t use spaces in the folder names when you save it or the tool won’t work properly, use underscores if you need a space.
There is even quite a comprehensive help document with information on configuring the BIMServer tool:
There is not a lot to do in the setup process though, I just made sure I was…