Requirements:
◾️ Windows 10 64bit or Windows 11
◾️ Microsoft Office for Windows (2013 or Later) or MS Office 365

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 Excel add-in DataDrivenConstruction 

The Free DDC Excel plug-in offers users a seamless solution to open, access, and process various file formats directly in Excel, eliminating the need to install CAD (BIM) software on their computer. The DataDrivenConstruction plug-in simplifies the extraction and manipulation of data from CAD (BIM) files, providing users with a familiar and efficient working environment.

Supported file formats:

Free version

◾️  RVT 2015-2022
◾️  DWG 1983-2023
◾️  IFC2x3
◾️  Display of adverts

Ad-Free version

◾️  RVT 2015-2024
◾️  DWG  1983-2023
◾️  IFC2x3, 4.1-4.3
◾️  No adverts

Functional applications available in the DataDrivenConstruction plugin for Excel

RVT to Excel

IFC to Excel

DWG to Excel

Hide Columns

Remove Filters

Selected Elements

Change
Colors

Change
Transparency

Add BBox
Data

Check
Duplicate

Check
Parameters

Create
Dashboard

Comparing
Versions

Merging
Projects

Export
to CSV

CAD (BIM) Data in Excel: Revit, IFC, DWG. Unleash the power of your CAD (BIM) data

RVT to Excel

To open data from Revit files, simply select the Revit file on your computer. After the conversion, you will receive all project data in the form of a table, along with a geometry file that can be opened in a viewer inside Excel.

IFC to Excel

To open IFC, select the project on your computer, and the converter will translate all the information into two separate files: metadata and geometry, which can now be opened in Excel.

DWG to Excel

To extract data from a DWG format, select a file of any version on your computer, and the converter will translate all the data from the drawing into a structured format. This will include all drawing elements with their properties, including their position through coordinates on the drawing.

Hide empty columns

When grouping elements by one or several project parameters, press the 'hide empty columns' button to hide any parameter columns that are empty for that particular grouping. To remove the filter, press the 'Reset filter' button.

Project Geometry

The "Project Geometry" button, active for Revit and IFC projects, displays the geometry of the entire project currently open on the active sheet. Any number of CAD (BIM) projects can be loaded into one Excel document, each of which is displayed in a separate sheet. By navigating to a project sheet, you can view Revit and IFC project geometry together in a single document, allowing you to integrate the project geometry in different formats into a single Excel workbook.

Visible Rows

To display the geometry of your current selection, use the 'Visible Rows' button to reveal the geometry of elements in all rows currently selected in the sheet. Selections can be made based on one or multiple parameters, allowing you to quickly display the desired group filtered by the elements' parameters. This feature enhances your ability to focus on specific parts of your project by filtering and visualizing the geometry of selected elements according to their defining characteristics, streamlining the review and analysis process within your document.

Selected elements

The "Selected elements" button allows you to select to display geometry only those rows that are selected on the current sheet. You can select the desired elements in any parameter column, allowing you to navigate the entire project table while displaying the desired elements. You can select both whole rows and individual parameter values, allowing you to index the native ID of an element and display it

Change Colors

The 'Change Colors' button allows you to modify the colors of elements in the geometry display. To change an element's color, you need to specify the color in the 'GeomColor' column, where the cell's color is entered as a fill. Different colors can be chosen for different elements, and all these new colors will be displayed for the elements in the geometry viewing window.

Change Transparency

"The 'Change Transparency' button enables you to adjust the transparency of elements. To modify an element's transparency, you must specify a transparency value from 0 to 1 in the 'GeomTransparency' column. Different transparency values can be selected for different elements, allowing you to either highlight or conceal them, while still displaying the necessary elements in the geometry viewing window.

Add BoundingBox Data

The 'Add BoundingBox Data' button appends bounding box points and parameters to each element with geometry. This includes dimensions and coordinates of the minimum and maximum bounding box points, as well as its width, height, and other values. This feature enriches the dataset with crucial spatial information, facilitating a detailed analysis of the elements' physical presence and spatial relationships within the project.

Check Duplicate

"Check Duplicate" button allows you to identify elements with duplicate geometry, especially those duplicates that are visually difficult to distinguish. When you set the accuracy level of the check, all parameters of the BoundingBox elements are compared to detect duplicates, after which a final report is generated with a list of elements in which duplicates are detected. In addition, by changing the colour of the items in the Colour column, you can highlight the differing items in different colours and show them in the geometry visibility window.

QTO table

The 'QTO table' button enables rapid creation of Quantity Takeoff volumetric tables for popular categories compiled within the project, featuring automatic summation of columns that represent volumetric values. This generated volume table allows for a quick overview of the project's quantitative metrics, instantly displaying the results of individual categories in the visualization window.

CO2 emissions

The "CO2 emissions" button allows you to quickly create a table of volumes by type in a project. The resulting table is supplemented with data on emission factors, where for each type a different type of material from the table with emissions is specified, which allows you to quickly create a complete table of emissions for the project, supplemented by automatically generated graphs.

Check Parameters

The 'Check Parameters' button enables the verification of parameter completeness and their presence in the project. Select a grouping parameter from one of the main types or categories of the project. Then, on the parameter selection page for verification, fill in the necessary parameters to check for those categories or types for which you want to verify the existence and completeness of the parameter, and press the verification button again. You will receive the results of the verification on presence and completeness in the form of a table and a chart, providing a clear and organized overview of parameter status across the project."

Create Dashboard

The 'Create Dashboard' button offers a quick way to visualize data with grouping by various project parameters, showing unique values of that parameter, the count of unique values, and their aggregated volumetric measure. On a new sheet, you can gain insights into the completeness and information across dozens of parameters simultaneously, providing a comprehensive overview of project data in a highly accessible and informative format

Comparing Versions

"The 'Comparing Versions' button enables the comparison of two versions of the same project. To do this, upload two versions of a project into one document and select in the window which versions you want to compare. In a new window, you will receive a comparison table where new elements are highlighted in green, values or elements that were removed are highlighted in red, and values that were changed in the new version are highlighted in yellow. This provides a clear and immediate visual representation of changes, updates, and deletions between project versions."

Merging Projects

he 'Merging Projects' button allows for the consolidation of information from two projects into a single file. Simply select the projects in the document, and information from both projects will be displayed on one new sheet. Here, you can also visualize any groups of elements or individual elements, providing a unified view of multiple projects for comprehensive analysis and comparison.

Export to CSV

The 'Export to CSV' button enables you to export all project data into CSV format, widely used by external systems for integration, analysis, analytics, and data visualization, facilitating seamless data transfer and utilization across platforms.

Export to JSON

The 'Export to JSON' button allows you to export all project data into a flat JSON format, preserving all information about elements and their parameters in one form for integration into external systems, enabling efficient data sharing and processing.

Export to XML

The 'Export to XML' button enables exporting all project data into a flat XML format, where all information about elements, their parameters, and values are preserved in a unified form, facilitating data integration and interoperability with various systems

Powerful Features for Efficient Data Management

 

 

📊 Seamless Data Import

Effortlessly import data from DWG, IFC, and Revit files directly into Excel, streamlining your workflow.

👥 Advanced Dataframe View

Organize and view construction data in a structured dataframe format for easy navigation and comprehension.

📈 Customizable Grouping & Filtering

Easily categorize and isolate relevant data with robust grouping and filtering options for in-depth analysis.

🔄 Dynamic Data Visualization

Create impactful reports using integrated visualization tools within Excel to transform data into actionable insights.

👩‍💼 User-Friendly Interface

Benefit from an intuitive interface designed for all skill levels, simplifying data management in construction.

📑 Table Management

Manage data tables efficiently without performance compromise, ideal for small and middle-sized construction projects.

🤝 Data Validation & Quality Checks

Ensure data accuracy with built-in validation tools, detecting and correcting inconsistencies effortlessly.

🔄 Versatile Data Export Options

Export your data to various formats, enhancing the flexibility and utility of your construction data management.

🌍 CO2 Emission Calculations

Utilize tools for CO2 emission calculations to aid in sustainable construction and environmental compliance. 

HOW IT WORKS 

 

1. Quick and Easy Installation

Start by downloading and installing Plugin. The setup process integrates seamlessly with Excel.

2. Effortless Data Import from Various Formats

Import your DWG, IFC, and Revit files into Excel. Just click 'Import Data' and select your files.

3. Intuitive Data Management Tools

Manage your data effectively with grouping, filtering, and sorting options for optimal analysis.

4. Advanced Visualization for Better Insights

Leverage Excel’s visualization tools to create dynamic charts and graphs for clear reporting.

5. Flexible Export and Sharing Options

Export your data to various formats or share it with team members after your analysis.

6. Continuous Support and Regular Updates

Stay up-to-date with regular updates and enjoy ongoing support. ConstructExcel is continually evolving based on user feedback.

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Ad-Free Data Conversion

In the free version of the converter, advertisements appear in the conversion results. However, in the full version, all advertising materials are removed, which allows you not to be distracted by working with data