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Importing gbXML into OpenStudio is fairly easy, there is a tutorial here.

Importing IFC into OpenStudio is a more complicated process, there is a tutorial here.

Importing gbXML is fairly robust in OpenStudio, importing IFC is not as well tested or maintained. I suggest you import gbXML instead of IFC if that is an option for you.

Importing gbXML into OpenStudio is fairly easy, there is a tutorial here.. I do not know if there is a way to export IFC using this approach.

Importing IFC into OpenStudio is a more complicated process, there is a tutorial here.. Exporting gbXML from OpenStudio is basically the same process as importing.

Importing Importing/exporting gbXML is fairly robust in OpenStudio, importing IFC is not as well tested or maintained. I suggest you import import/export gbXML instead of IFC if that is an option for you.

I am also unsure if your desired workflow is to take an arbitrary SketchUp Model, export IFC using SketchUp, import IFC to OpenStudio, export gbXML using OpenStudio. If so, the exported IFC from SketchUp is not likely to contain the information needed to import into OpenStudio. The general BIM to BEM workflow is not yet realized for most tools. If your starting point is an arbitrary SketchUp Model you might see if Sefaira can meet your needs?