Using SketchUp as a BIM Software

A couple of years back individuals would have contrasted SketchUp with Microsoft Word, drawing up extremely essential shapes for representation purposes, however nowadays individuals are understanding the huge worth SketchUp can add to the general BIM measure.

In this gigantic eco-arrangement of making canny models and overseeing them, might we be able to even now observe the advantage of a CAD programming bundle that is anything but difficult to learn and is adequate more often than not? For what reason do we have to keep our applied model? Unquestionably on the off chance that I don't take it excessively far it's not time burnt through however time spared?

The issue is still there, yet how large of an issue? We are continually asked how customers can quit "discarding" their SketchUp theoretical models and restarting the entire cycle without any preparation in other 3D modeling programming applications. Thus, here are some pointers that could help.

Connection or Import

Inside Revit essentially simply pick the SketchUp record and import.

IFC Classification

Arrange protests inside SketchUp first utilizing the IFC Classifier instrument and afterward trade the model as an IFC record design. Inside Revit essentially select "Connection IFC". The connected record will presently have the option to be controlled inside Revit for example on the off chance that you turn off your local Revit entryways, your new IFC record entryways will likewise be killed.

Reasonable Mass File

Make gatherings and segments in SketchUp. Inside Revit start another Mass Family and import your SketchUp record. You will now ready to apply "divider by face", "rooftop by face" and "floor by face".


Their visual programing stage takes into consideration a horde of reconciliations. One work process would be SketchUp - > Flux - > Dynamo - > Revit. There is discussion of the work process being created to be coordinated, for example a change in SketchUp = change in Revit or a change in Revit = change in SketchUp. This isn't affirmed however. Lena

BIMscript® and LENA is an innovation and an answer intended to smooth out and quicken the cycle of BIM content creation. Working in the cloud, BIMscript creates shrewd, local BIM objects in various configurations for the most mainstream BIM applications from Autodesk, Graphisoft and Trimble with the potential for additional sooner rather than later. It likewise creates protests in generally utilized configurations, for example, IFC, 3DS, DWG and WebGL.


On the off chance that you use SketchUp as BIM (Building data Modeler) you can without much of a stretch make 3D model out of 2D drawings which are in PDF or Drawing designs for a superior representation. It implies you can make each working out of segment parts to scale. In the wake of finishing you can naturally know what number of squares, what number of fittings, how much rebar is required. By making singular squares in Sketchup you can model the structure with it.

SketchUp can be applied for 3D development modeling, which requires utilizing gatherings and segments to make SketchUp, a surface modeler, recreate the article modeling capacities of BIM applications. SketchUp can be essentially and effortlessly utilized over a BIM application for development modeling. In your plan you can apply both BIM Models and SketchUp for configuration study and structure creation. The individuals utilizing SketchUp and BIM Models should be acceptable communicators.

BIM Models to SketchUp

We regularly fare to Sketch up for planners to do segment contemplates. A model would be a façade Study. For this fare produce a 3d BIM Models see. While sending out remember that when you trade you eliminate any façade from the investigation region, however guarantee the model contains the major auxiliary components, segments and floors and so on.

The Studies require these to be somewhat precise. Fare it to a Drawing record. At that point opened in SketchUp. Make it into a Component. At that point start your façade study. In the occasion the BIM Models model is refreshed, re-send out the view, alter the Component in Sketch up and re-import the Drawing model.

As Sketch up doesn't have a connecting framework, utilizing a part is the nearest elective. After the investigation has completed, spare the record out, erase the Component, and fare the staying to a Drawing. Import the Drawing record as a set up family in a dark BIM Models venture. This would then be able to be connected into your BIM Models venture document.

SketchUp to BIM

Getting great data from Sketch up into BIM Models is a continuous battle. The document comes in better by trading from Sketch up to CAD (Drawing) and afterward bringing into BIM Models as a set up family (be that a mass or nonexclusive model). On the off chance that you use it in massing you will be not able to appoint floors, or create volume information from the mass.

We have had some accomplishment with utilizing the imported sketch-up as massing, at that point applying divider faces to it, and accordingly having the option to set the work plane odd. It's truly imported to totally re-draw all Sketch up things as obvious BIM Models components.

It's truly imperative to know to alter the sketch up import you cannot do it with-in BIM Models. You can just alter it in CAD or Sketch up programming, and afterward re-embed it. Except if you are a Sketch up master abstain from being reliant on an update it in Sketch up to refresh your BIM Models model. Grevit effectively permits you to make Revit or AutoCAD Architecture BIM models legitimately in Grasshopper or SketchUp. 

Using SketchUp as a BIM Software