Plugin Description

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 2017, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2013, and SketchUp 8, on Windows and Mac.



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  • The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file format is maintained by buildingSMARTĀ®. IFC provides an interoperability solution between different software applications. The format establishes international standards to import and export building objects and their properties.


  • Great support for materials and textures.
  • Speed of export.
  • Capable of handling large models.
  • Ease of use.
  • High Quality.
  • Responsive support to answer your question.


  • Download the plugin then install Ifc Importer plugin for SketchUp.
  • Run SketchUp and Load a model.
  • Open Add-Ins, ribbon tab, click import from Simlab Ifc Importer.

  • It contains following four ribbon buttons as shown in the image below.

  • 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.



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