IFC importer for SketchUp plugin enables SketchUp users to import IFC files into SketchUp, where they can be edited. IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) data model, is intended to describe building and construction industry data. IFC file format provides an interoperability solution between different software applications. Using IFC reduces the loss of information when files are transmitted.
The plugin is supported on SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2013, and SketchUp 8, on Windows and Mac.
After downloading the plugin, it automatically registers itself in SketchUp, and adds a new sub menu for the plugin, under the Plugins menu in SketchUp.
Importing models into SketchUp can be done with actual design dimensions, by unchecking the Auto Scale Imported Model option in the Advanced Settings window. This window can be accessed by clicking the Settings option in the plugin sub-menu.
On the other hand, if a user needs to import a model to complete a scene, checking the Auto Scale Imported Model option will scale the model according to the scene's dimensions.
To start experimenting with the plugin features download the plugin, and register a free trial license. For a step by step instructions please, click here.