How to Import BIM Models to Unity

How to Import BIM Models to Unity

In this tutorial you will learn how to take BIM models in Unity using IFC. If you haven’t done it already, you can start a free 14 day Tridify trial and begin exploring the Tridify 3D BIM publishing service.

1. Open Conversion Projects window

Select Tools › Tridify › Conversion Projects
(or use Ctrl+Alt+O hotkey)

Tridify menu
Tridify menu
2. Log in to your conversion projects

A Unity tab “Conversions” will appear. Log in using your email and password, the same ones you used for logging into the Tridify Convert web service.

Once you are logged in, you will see ‘My files’ list again.
Select project you would like to load into the scene, by clicking the name.

File view
File view
3. Load selected conversion

You will see the folders created based on your .ifc file.
If your file has not converted completely yet you will see ‘Conversion in progress…’ status. You can check the status of your conversion by clicking ‘Reload’ button.

Select all files by clicking ‘Select all’.

If you expand the folders, you will see that objects are further grouped by type.
If you selected ‘Split by Type’ option in the conversion – all walls, doors, furniture, etc. are organised according to their IFC type.

Select all files by clicking ‘Select all’, and load them with ‘Load selected’

It might take a little while for large projects to be loaded.

You should now see your model!

Note the Hierarchy tab on the left has groups according to the IFC object type and level (floor).

Load conversion
Load conversion

You can find associated IFC data and Materials in Inspector window by selecting an IFC object in your model.

BIM data in Inspector
BIM data in Inspector


Sign up for a free 14 day Tridify trial »
You can test the service using our Sample IFC »

By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our Terms of Use

How it Works Case Studies Pricing News Support Contact
Log in Sign up for free