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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model IFC Files to X3D

Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) model files to a standard X3D (Extensible 3D Graphics) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple IFC files; up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

To convert your IFC file, click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a X3D file and will be ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the IFC to X3D conversion process, see the conversion information section below.

How to Convert your IFC to X3D Online?

Here are two simple steps to convert your IFC to X3D.

Upload a IFC

Click the "Upload a IFC File" button and select a IFC to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your X3D

Click the download link once completed to receive your X3D file.

File Format Information for IFC to X3D

ExtensionIFC
Full NameIndustry Foundation Classes
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary
ToolsIFC Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create IFC Animation, IFC Viewer

Description

The IFC format (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open format used to describe construction and building-related data in a standardized way. The first version was released in 1996, has continued to evolve over the years, and continues to be updated to this day.

IFC files are text-based and contain data primarily aimed at the building industry. An example of the data contained is 3D model/object geometry data. IFC files can be opened in most CAD programs and some 3D modeling programs.

ExtensionX3D
Full NameExtensible 3D Graphics
Type3D Model
Mime Typemodel/x3d+xml
FormatText
ToolsX3D Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create X3D Animation, Compress X3D, X3D Asset Extractor, Text to X3D, X3D Viewer
Open WithBlender, MeshLab

Description

The X3D file format was introduced in 2002 as a successor to the 3D VRML (WRL) file format. X3D files contain 3D mesh and model information defined using vertices, faces, normals, and material data, making them broadly as capable as the older VRML format.

X3D files are structured XML text-based files that allow full 3D scenes to contain models comprised of 3D mesh data and other simple shapes. There are browser extensions that allow X3D files to be directly embedded within HTML to allow rendering directly to a web page; however, the format has not seen widespread adoption.

X3D Notes

X3D files support material and color information. If your uploaded model contains color information, our tool will attempt to save this in the X3D file at the end of the conversion process. Texture information is not supported at this time.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh material colors
  • Vertex colors

Unsupported Features

  • Textures

Comparing IFC and X3D Features

 

IFC Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

X3D Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

How does it work?

Converting from the IFC file format to X3D can be a complex process, and any tool used for this conversion process needs to be able to handle a variety of data conversion tasks as well as identify any defects within the 3D model and fix them. Here we will explain the conversion process used by our tool to accurately convert your IFC file to a valid X3D 3D model. Let's start with the conversion process, which involves the following steps:

Step 1: Read the Source IFC File

In its simplest form, an IFC file is a binary data file containing 3D data such as vertices, faces, normals, and more. When combined, these make up the 3D model you see on your screen.

For more information regarding the IFC file format, please see this great article that goes into a lot of detail explaining the IFC format.

Step 2: Process File Data

With the IFC file data read, our tool generates an internal representation of the full 3D model and will attempt to fix any geometry issues encountered. Along with repairing any issues with the 3D model, the tool will remove any duplicated vertices and prepare the model for exporting to the X3D format.

Step 3: Saving to the X3D Format

With the conversion process entering its final stages, our tool now needs to take the in-memory 3D model we have created in step 2 and convert it to the X3D format.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my IFC file to X3D?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your IFC file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the IFC to X3D conversion has completed, you can download your X3D file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my IFC to X3D?

We aim to process all IFC to X3D conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the IFC to X3D conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my IFC to X3D on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the IFC file you submit to us. The resulting X3D file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my IFC to X3D on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our IFC to X3D tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our IFC conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

Can I get support with converting my IFC to X3D?

Yes. When you have converted your IFC to X3D, there is a "Feedback" option that you can use to let us know of any issues you encountered when converting your file.

I have several IFC files; can I batch convert my IFC to X3D?

Yes! Our IFC tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 and IFC files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the X3D files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

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