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ifc Models not displaying

  • 1.  ifc Models not displaying

    Posted 12-12-2019 02:22

    Hi i'm getting started on Trimble connect Desktop.

    I tried to create a project and adding ifc files, but after a loading time they don't appear in the 3d view. 

    This is what i get.


    Is there a problem with my ifc files?



  • 2.  Re: ifc Models not displaying

    Posted 12-12-2019 07:08

    Strange..., on the WEB version choose the new viewer, it is faster.
    On the desktop application, it should work.

    Otherwise contact or invite me to the project 

  • 3.  Re: ifc Models not displaying

    Posted 12-12-2019 11:33



    Are you loading multiple models? Could it be that your models are located far away from each others, well, at least one model from others. Or actually it's enough if one object is far away.

    Please see my video about the issue and how to fix that: 


    If this does not help, please invite to your project and I will investigate the issue.


    Best regards,

      Marko Myllymaa

  • 4.  Re: ifc Models not displaying

    Posted 12-13-2019 01:02

    Hi, thank you but it's really a loading problem i think.

    My modeles are written in red and the "eye" next to their names is crossed.

    I have no issue on Tekla Bimsight.

  • 5.  Re: ifc Models not displaying

    Posted 12-13-2019 01:19



    That is really weird as Tekla BIMsight has much older import plugins. Oh, which one you have installed last? Tekla BIMsight or Trimble Connect Desktop? Both software are sharing the import plugins.

    If Tekla BIMsight, then please uninstall Trimble Connect Desktop and install it again.

    Trimble Connect Desktop cannot load ifc models using the import plugin that comes with Tekla BIMsight 1.9.9. 


    Hopefully this helps.


    Best regards,

      Marko Myllymaa


    PS. You should always install Trimble Connect Desktop after the Tekla BIMsight.