Graphisoft of Hungary announced this month that they have hit another milestone in their support for the Open BIM movement with ArchiCAD successfully passing the IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification.
In A Class By Itself
This announcement means that Graphisoft with ArchiCAD is alone and in a class by itself in being the only BIM software to achieve IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import and Export certification.
The Coordination View was the first Model View Definition developed by buildingSMART International and is currently the most widely implemented view of the IFC scheme. The main purpose of the Coordination View [scheme] is to allow the sharing of building information models among the disciplines of architecture, structural engineering, and building services (mechanical). It contains definitions of spatial structure, building, and building service elements that are needed for coordinating design information among these disciplines.
The IFC 2×3 Coordination View is built-in and the default standard supported by ArchiCAD.