Installation

There are different methods of installation, depending on your situation.

  1. Pre-built packages is recommended for users wanting to use the latest IfcOpenShell builds.

  2. Conda is recommended for developers using Anaconda.

  3. Docker is recommended for developers using Docker.

  4. Compiling from source is recommended for developers actively working with the C++ core.

  5. Packaged installation is recommended for those who use a package manager.

Pre-built packages

  1. Download the appropriate version for your operating system.

    Linux 64bit

    Windows 32bit

    Windows 64bit

    MacOS 64bit

    MacOS M1 64bit

    build-linux64

    build-win32

    build-win64

    build-macos64

    build-macosm164

  1. Unzip the downloaded file and run IfcConvert using the command line.

Conda

# To install the latest daily build of IfcOpenShell (recommended)
conda install -c ifcopenshell -c conda-forge ifcopenshell

Note

Installing IfcConvert from Conda will also install IfcOpenShell-Python.

Docker

$ docker run -it aecgeeks/ifcopenshell IfcConvert

Note

Installing IfcConvert from Docker will also install IfcOpenShell-Python.

Compiling from source

Advanced developers may want to compile IfcOpenShell. Refer to the IfcOpenShell installation guide for instructions.

Packaged installation