Using SketchUp Pro 2015 I am not able to export geometry that belongs to an IfcSite instance. Attached is a SketchUp model that show the issue. The conversion log says:
IFC Entities Exported: 1 IfcSites exported
But the representation for this IfcSite is NULL. Actually, the geometry is written to the file up to the IfcShapeRep but just not linked to the IfcSite.
I do realize that the IfcSite is a little bit different from the other IfcProducts in the sense that it is already part of the model hierarchy, but it would be nice to be able to assign geometry to it, because we want to use SketchUp in a collaborative design project in which SketchUp will be mostly used for the landscaping.
When I assign geometry to a IfcBuilding the instance gets converted to a IfcBuildingElementProxy. For landscaping it would be nice to be able to write approximate building masses as actual IfcBuildings along with associated attributes.
I realize that IFC support is a relatively new feature and I don’t want to be too demanding, but both IfcBuilding as well as IfcSite are subtypes of IfcProduct and can have representations according to the schema.
IfcSite.skp (143.2 KB)