The BIM Quantity Takeoff and construction
estimating software from BIM models. Acquire
measurements from a 3D BIM model and produce
the relating BoQ automatically


PriMus-IFC is the construction estimating software from BIM with IFC files. The reference standard of 3D design solutions, in the 3D CAD or BIM logic, such as Edificius, Revit®, ArchiCAD®, Allplan®, AutoCAD®, Vectorworks® and all other buildingSMART certified software solutions.

With PriMus-IFC, you can acquire all project quantities and costs automatically from the 3D CAD or BIM model with integrated bill of quantities functions, IFC file viewing and price lists management.
The software also allows you to keep your project’s estimate perfectly updated with any changes made to the 3D BIM model. Every variation of the 3D CAD or BIM model corresponds to a seamless variation in the bill of quantities and project costs.

PriMus-IFC features

  • Open standard formats for IFC BIM models
  • Assign Price List items to BIM Objects
  • Automatic measurements from the BIM model
  • Your BoQ is updated as your drawing changes
  • Export to PriMus, Word® and Excel®
BIM Quantity Takeoff - Cost estimates from IFC files
BIM Quantity Takeoff - Construction estimating with IFC files

BIM Quantity Takeoff and Construction estimating from a BIM model or 3D CAD file is now automatic thanks to PriMus-IFC

With the PriMus-IFC software you can open the IFC standard format, deriving from a BIM or 3D CAD model of an architectural, structural or even a plant-engineering project, and get the relating bill of quantities data automatically from the 3D models.
PriMus-IFC saves all construction estimate data in PriMus’ standard .DCF format but also allows the surveyor to export to the Word® DOCX and Excel® XLSX file formats.

IFC BIM Viewer

PriMus-IFC opens BIM models or 3D CAD files in the standard IFC file format, and allows the user to view the 3D model of the file with all the related information useful for preparing a construction estimate or quantity take-off.
The imported BIM or 3D CAD model can be viewed and managed with PriMus-IFC without the need to install any external viewers or plugins.

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BIM Quantity Takeoff - Construction estimating with IFC files

A visual construction estimate or quantity take-off from IFC files

PriMus-IFC automatically reads all the necessary measurements directly from the objects used in the BIM or 3D CAD models saved in the standard IFC format.
A single software that integrates advanced construction estimating functionalities together with the graphical representation of the BIM or 3D CAD model allowing you to operate with simplicity and precision… with the advantage to be able to constantly verify which elements in the BIM model or 3D CAD file have been accounted for and which haven’t, keeping everything under control in real time.

A continuously updated construction estimate

The PriMus-IFC software automatically connects the construction estimate, the price list items and measurements to the 3D CAD or BIM objects from which the measurements are acquired from and, in case of any changes to the IFC model, the construction estimate is automatically and dynamically updated.

BIM Quantity Takeoff - Construction estimating with IFC files
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Construction estimating integration with the standard PriMus-IFC export formats

PriMus-IFC allows you to account for all IFC entities in the BIM model. The quantity surveyor can export the estimate in the widely used standard formats (Excel .XLSX, Word .DOCX, PriMus .DCF) so as to even continue to work with other software solutions to add further data if necessary. If additional data is integrated with PriMus, the links with the BIM entities are never lost. Even if the bill of quantities data is updated with PriMus, any changes made to the project with the BIM software will automatically update the estimate too.

How Does PriMus-IFC work?

With PriMus-IFC you can open and view the IFC model in the program’s internal viewer. The model is then read in detail with all the IFC entities produced by the BIM software that originated it.
PriMus-IFC allows you to select the individual IFC entities in the BIM model and prepare the relating quantity take-off of the entire project.
Each IFC BIM model entity is displayed with all the geometric properties and their extended IFC characteristics.
Entities can be assigned with work types, materials and rates while the quantity take-off process will automatically extract the individual measurements from each entity.
If a measurement is changed in the IFC file BIM model, this automatically causes a variation of the construction estimate, and consequently the project’s total cost.
Estimates and BoQs can be printed or exported in standard formats for further processing with other software.
PriMus-IFC produces a single file that contains both the BIM model and the integrated quantity takeoff. Ultimately it’s as if each entity acquires new information relating to costs while the BIM model acquires a new view, the quantity take-off view.

BIM Quantity Takeoff - Construction estimating with IFC files

Looking for a SMART software solution that prepares a BoQ or cost estimate directly from BIM models saved in the IFC file format?