Power BI for Revit and IFC Data

View your 3D Revit data in Power BI with the Tracer visual. No coding experience is needed to use Power BI's simple drag and drop interface.
View and interact with your Revit data in Power BI. Add other data sources to create robust dashboards.

Tracer extracts data from Autodesk Revit® and IFC models for use in Business Intelligence platforms. The included 2D and 3D visuals for Microsoft Power BI™ create interactive views of your BIM for dashboards and presentations.

Tracer for Revit includes an add-in that allows users to export Revit geometry and parameter data to a database.
Tracer for IFC supports exporting IFC BIM data authored in applications including Archicad, Revit, Tekla, and more.

Interactive 3D Visualizations + Reporting

Use Power BI for BIM data. Revit users can create 3D Power BI visuals of their designs without any prior experience. Power BI's straightforward interface makes it easy to get started.

Tracer v3’s features include support for:
+ Large datasets
+ Responsive orbiting and interaction
+ Conditional formatting
+ Face and edge visual settings
+ Lighting options for shaded views
+ Wireframe and ghosted options
+ Separate controls for context objects

The Power BI Tracer visual can be used to create interactive 2D vector graphics and 3D geometry within a dashboard report.

Tracer’s no-code, drag-and-drop Power BI visuals work independently of other programs. Its setup, properties, and controls are local to your device.

The Tracer visual uses data fields for “on demand” visualization and responds to report filters and other Power BI interactions.

Use Tracer to Improve Project Outcomes

Combine your As Built BIM model with other data sources to create a robust Digital Twin dashboard.
Overlay your 2D and 3D BIM data with other data sources. This example shows an arena section overlayed with revenue data.
Use Tracer to Visualize your Structural Model and its BIM properties

Tracer connects your BIM data to Business Intelligence platforms, like PowerBI, to help project teams make informed decisions that lead to better outcomes.

Here are a few things you can do with Tracer today:

  • Export all of your Revit or IFC data, including 3D geometry, to a tabular database
  • Track Revit model health and BIM standards
  • Create dynamic and interactive Power BI reports with your data and 3D models
  • Compare multiple design options to make data-driven, informed decisions
  • Overlay 3D BIM data from each discipline, from traditionally incompatible file types, for a comprehensive view of your project
  • Make an interactive 3D visualization of your project’s construction timeline
  • Create a building operations dashboard that combines facility maintenance data with a 3D Digital Twin model
  • Easily share reports with team members and stakeholders by publishing them to the web