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droden

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I am trying to import or show or load a model

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1-Plugins > IFC Convertor > Show Model
2-In Show model Dialog > Click on Sample Model Provided by SUPLUGINS > Click Open
3-Nothing Happens
4-Plugins > IFC Convertor > Toggle IFC Property Dialog
5-Nothing Happens
6-I close Sketchup Pro 2013 and I get a Bug Report Screen

If I reopen and close without using the tool I do not receive the bug screen. Please advise if anyone has any solutions to this. Thanks
davew

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I can duplicate the same problem that you are having and I'm not sure what it is.  One one Windows 7 SketchUp 2013 computer, the ifc2skp.rbz installs correctly from Preferences.  I click show, pick a .ifc sample and Show displays the IFC attributes of that model. 
But on another Windows 7 SketchUp 2013 computer, I get the same problem as you have.  Show does nothing.
I have a feeling there's a dependency file missing either in SketchUp or in Windows.  I'm investigating.
droden

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Thank You, I am also investigating also. I tested on another machine and it did not work there either however we are all running the same image so it is possible a dependent file is missing or something could be hooking with the plugin(possibly using the same dlls).

I appreciate your quick response. Thanks
davew

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There is one difference between my two Windows 7, SU 2013 and that is my SU 2013 version.
The one that works is 13.0.3689.
The other one is 13.0.4812
I don't think this is the issue but what is your version?
droden

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13.0.4812 is the one on my machine, the other machine is running 13.0.4124
davew

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After working on this for 3 hours, I have decided that there's a file that is not getting installed with the IFC2SKP.rbz file.  I have tried this out on 3 Windows computers now.  I don't think the version of SU 2013 has any matter.
My guess is the traditional Windows installer, installs a needed Windows file which the .rbz file is not installing.

Until we figure what file is missing, I have posted the standard Windows installer.  I'm hoping this will also solve the problem that someone reported about not having an Import button in the Show dialog.
If you have installed the .rbz file, go to SketchUp Preferences, Extensions and uncheck IFC2SKP.
Quit SketchUp. 
In fact I would recommend going to c:\program files (x86)\sketchup\sketchup 2013\plugins\ and removing the IFC2SKP folder.
Go here and download the Windows installer - .msi file.
http://www.suplugins.com/ifc2skp.php and click on the Download IFC2SKP installer here
Please read the install instructions in the How it Works section.

I have tested this on 3 Windows SU 2013 computers and it works each time.
Please note:  Cadalog does not own or did not develop this program.  We are only hosting it as a "favor" to people that have requested this program.  If there are further install problems, we may have to yank this off the EWH web site.
Let me know if this works.

droden

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It worked. So I work for Tekla a Trimble company who owns SketchUp. I am trying to do some integration between the two products. Who actually made the IFC convertor if I may ask? The reason for asking is if at some point we would like more functionality who would be the contact.
davew

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You should talk to John Bacus about that. He can fill you in on the details.
droden

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I will do so, thank you for all your help with this situation.
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