Improvements of IFC import in SCIA Engineer 16.1

16.1

SCIA Engineer 16.1 contains significant improvements in the import of IFC files. The primary concern was the speed of the import. We are proud to announce the results of our development. The import of IFC is much faster than before. Moreover, it is also more memory efficient. The benefit for the user is that he is able to import larger IFC files.

A few examples of the speed increase:

  Memory 1D elements / cross-sections Slabs / Subregions Old solution time New solution time Difference
Ex.1 6 102 kb 14 /3 485 /143 19 s 11 s -40%
Ex. 2 11 042 kb 542 / 153 984 / 420 39 s 21 s -45%
Ex. 3 42 7224kb 0 509 / 224 92 s 59 s -35%
Ex. 1 Ex. 2 Ex. 3