Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announced it has obtained IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Import Certification (Architectural Reference Exchange) from buildingSMART International (bSI), the worldwide industry body driving the digital transformation of the built asset industry, through the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings. 

The Software Certification Program provides validation that Vectorworks’ IFC4 import has been quality-tested against bSI’s robust benchmarks, ensuring that users are consistently sharing the highest quality IFC models with other BIM software products and instilling confidence in the accuracy and credibility of their work. 

Supporting IFC4 import and export since 2018, Vectorworks was the first architectural software developer to achieve IFC4 Export Certification in 2019. Now paired with the import certification, it fully meets international standards for openBIM. 

“Providing our users with a software platform that continuously delivers innovative efficiencies and collaborative capabilities is a top priority,” said Vectorworks Director of Product Marketing Martyn Horne. “This includes steadfast support of openBIM workflows, and the certification of our IFC4 import further exemplifies our ongoing commitment.” 

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