If you are working on a large-scale project or have to deal with multiple building plans at the same time, then we do not need to tell you more about the challenges of keeping track of the quantities, materials, objects and the prices for each of them.

PriMus-IFC is a light piece of software that enables you to acquire the projects' costs and quantities seamlessly from any CAD file that includes IFC functions.

The idea behind the program is to identify and help you extract all IFC entities from the BIM model, so that you can manage the data easier with other tools or email it to your customers or colleagues. Therefore, you can export the data in a widely used format – DOCX, XLSX or DCF – and easily adjust the values using the appropriate software solutions if the situation calls for it.

If you are using PriMus, then you can integrate the additional data into the design and hence, make sure that the links with the BIM entities are never lost. In fact, if you combine the data with PriMus, then any changes made to the model are going to be automatically updated in the estimation file as well.

While the program has the role of connecting the schematics to the construction estimate, you should know that it also acts as a viewer that enables you to examine 3D CAD files without having to install and configure plugins or other external viewers.

The utility supports a plethora of IFC files, including but not limited to AllPlan, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks, Revit, Edificius and other software solutions that are buildingSMART certified. Then again, this is not a simple viewer, as the app enables you to preview all related information that you might need to prepare a quantity take-off or construction estimate.

In the eventuality that you are caught up in extensive projects or are handling several designs at the same time and are required to provide some documents regarding costs, then perhaps PriMus-IFC can lend you a hand with extracting this data from CAD files.