ifc´s often have triangulated faced, that will make the model more complex and with huge file size and random snap points, so its a a perfect candidate for the cleanup extension. ( cleanup3 ) from Thomas Thomassen.
the ifc file ( as with steel parts from Trimble Tekla engineering modeller) have round edges shown as separate surfaces typical of sketchup rounded edges, with hidden lines in the curvature, like this:
This makes for a good enough looking model with good performance. But after cleanup, with only using “merge coplanar faces”, I get this:
All the random triangulation is gone , but the face is now softened, and looks nicer, but if you have hundreds of these steel parts you get a real performance hit.
And these faces that are not coplanar should not be affected by the plugin settings?
What am I missing here?
part.skp (362.2 KB)