Converting IFC SketchUp to native Tekla

Absolutely not, parametric transferability is perhaps, next to the ‘multithreading’ thing the other holy grail in modelling software.
Correct output of attributes and classifications in the IFC exporter is what we need.
Check this thread:

Replace 2018 with 2020.

Exactly, while other softwareprograms have the same destination, SketchUp is still wandering somewhere behind.:smiley:

What other software can do with IFC (convert into native Items or extrusions) has nothing to do with it.
The import of IFC in SketchUp, however, is yet another chapter, let us first concentrate on the export!

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I would venture to say that if you need a true / correct IFC export, you will need a true / correct IFC import. Chances are it is for collaboration, and you might have to update your model after another consultant did their thing and you now correct data to plough back into your model.

It is important that SketchUp improves both the IFC import and export function.

But you will never adjust an IFC model from another consultant in SketchUp.
IFC is a data model in a platform-neutral, open file format.

In the situation you describe, for example, you will use Trimble Connect to create the comments and communicate them to the consultant. He will then implement the changes in the 3D model in a CAD program of your choice. Then export a new IFC and again communicate it with the parties involved.

wow ! Thank you all for your responses !

I will try a few brief answers without being misunderstood;)

  1. let’s say to start on the subject of sketchup to tekla that I can reformulate my post in Converting Sketchup to tekla … it will already be good to start :wink:

  2. I’m sketchup addict … and i’m working with lots a software (including TEKLA … wich is great for Structure as said Anssi) … but … i’m sketchup addict and i find lots of solutions to my problems with Sketchup (and profil builder … and dynamics components :wink:

  3. About the ifc … actually, it is an exchange format … and if, I manage to model something with Sketchup … and let’s say, profile builder, I will already be happy :slight_smile: … but I will still need, for the final rendering, that a roof is a roof and an IPE300, an IFCbeam or IFCcolumn

  4. indeed, if TEKLA can understand that a steel cladding created with SU is the same steel cladding in TEKLA, that will be great ! :slight_smile:

… i can create lots of thing with TEKLA, that i can’t do with Sketchup
like that


… and lots of things that i can do with SU that i can’t do with TEKLA like that …


and i’m dreaming for a lot of things (and much more) like Anssi and Jack :slight_smile:

wow, pause … i’ll follow it later :wink: …it’s up to you :slight_smile:

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totally with @MikeWayzovski here.

Correct output of attributes and classifications in the IFC exporter is what we need.

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Good morning all,

Just a message to see if there is any news on the subject since my last message … John, Dale, everyone :slight_smile: …?

Take care of yourself !