Could anybody please tell me the best way to import a Sketch-Up model into ArchiCAD, without it becoming an object? Essentially, I want the walls to become wall elements, the floors to become slab elements etc. and I would like to be able to navigate between each floor plan.
There used to be a plugin that do this job for ArchiCAD v12 and earlier versions.
Search for archicad12, install the skethup plugin ( This will be more an automated process and take some time though to translate) .
Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, this hasn't solved the problem though. It seems that the Sketch-Up plugin has been integrated into ArchiCAD since version 17. I am running ArchiCAD 18 and so I assume it is already built-in.
I just need some guidance on how to use it, or to do it in some other way.
Your best bet may be to classify the objects properly in SketchUp, then export them as IFC, then import the IFC into ARCHICAD.
As far as I know, the latest SketchUp version can now export IFC as well as import it.
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I start on the project on Monday and so I'll give your suggestion a try then and see if it works. I sense that I'll need to try a number of different approaches and maybe even combine one or two before I find a solution.
I'm using ArchiCAD v17 on a Mac and am attempting to import an skp file. I have accomplished it before on other projects. What occurs after File Special>Merge>, select the skp file, settings, it imports as a little green dot on the floor plan. Selecting it to convert to morph does nothing. This the second time out of two attempts to import a sketchup file with this result. Does anyone have a hint? Thanks.
Thanks for the suggestion. Tried it; saved as v8 and the skp file came in as an object. The attempt to convert it to morph resulted in no morph being created. The file comes in as a green dot identified as an object. I saved it as v7 just to make sure with the same result.