The latest version, Consteel 17 is officially out! In 2023, our main focus for Consteel development is improving usability. New features prioritize efficient model manipulation, easy modification, and clear information presentation across Consteel, Descript, and our cloud-based platform, Steelspace. In this comprehensive video, we walk you through a step-by-step workflow guide, demonstrating how to leverage Consteel 17 to its full potential.

If you would like to delve deeper into the new features, check out our detailed blog post for an in-depth exploration of Consteel 17’s capabilities.


IFC is a global standard for data exchange in the building industry. It is widely used for sharing models independent of the software the original model was created. It is of course possible to import an IFC file into Consteel too.

How it works

IFC import can be launched from File/Import/IFC

On the IFC import dialog the path needs to be defined for the modell you want to import. Scale and plane of placement can be set also.

First step of import is the assignment of sections and materials used in the IFC file to the sections and materials of Consteel database. Assignment is done based on pre-defined conversion files which contain the most common cases. If the assignment can not be done automatically, New name cell will be empty. You can either select the necessary section from the drop-down if it was already loaded int the model or click on the … and load/create the section you need.