Typically in the past IFC has been used for sharing co-ordination models, which generally do not provide good information for transfer of design information and sometimes result in bulky (large file sizes) geometry definitions.
Below are some of the recommended settings to use when exporting from external applications. The below is generally geared towards exporting for structural engineering purposes.
Exporting IFC from Tekla
When exporting IFC from TEKLA, we recommend the following settings as shown below: