Method to Understand IFC Data to Use for Software Development

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2018-ZHAN-68094
When developing software, one of the major problems is missing or inconsistent information. The use of Industry foundation classes (IFC) can help solve this issue when using building information modeling (BIM). Currently, there are some issues when it comes to using IFC. It is hard to understand and verify. IFC also has many entities and it is difficult to interpret the connections between two entities. There is a need for a way to more effectively understand IFC data.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new method to better understand and use IFC data. This new technology allows for full software development based on IFC data. The data covers all sectors, functions, and life cycle phases of software development. They created a visualization algorithm and implemented it based on the new method they have developed. This new method can help eliminate missing or inconsistent information during software development.

Advantages:
-Allows for BIM software development
-Uses IFC data to cover sectors, functions, and life cycle phases

Potential Applications:
-Software development
-Data analysis
Sep 17, 2018
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