SimLab OBJ importer for Sketchup
SimLab OBJ importer for SketchUp, enables SketchUp users to import *.obj files into SketchUp.
SimLab OBJ importer for Sketchup

 The plugin imports geometries, colors, normals, textures, and texture coordinates. The plugin is supported on SketchUp 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, SketchUp 2013, and SketchUp 8, on Windows and Mac. 

For using this plugin, you can request a trial license. The trial license allows the user to use the plugin for 30 times (trial license automatically expires after one month)

The professional license of the plugin costs $79

The professional license allows the user to install the plugin on two machines.

Reviews

nicolas k's picture

hello
i try many times to convert a 3d people but it's never work. you haven't any tutorial. why ? any youtub help .... just want to convert trees and people 3d just help us please

SimLab S.'s picture

We will be very glad to help.

Please send an email to support@simlab-soft.com

if you provide the model it will make it much easier to help.

I need to use the trial version as soon as possible for our project, and would purchase it if it works well. Can you send me the trial version? Or a link? It's Sketchup Pro 2016, PC

good

I tried the demo version. very good plugin. So I bought the license. I get sent a license key. But the record, I keep getting the same error message again. "The provided software is not vaild for this product." What am I doing wrong?

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Ik probeerde de demo versie. zeer goed plugin. Zo ik kocht de licentie. ik krijg een licentiesleutel toe gestuurd. Maar bij de registratie krijg ik steeds opnieuw de zelfde foutmelding. "The provided software is not vaild for this product". Wat doe ik verkeerd?

SimLab S.'s picture

Simon,

Few things can be wrong:

You are not using the full software key
The plugin version you are using is different from the one supported by the key you have.

Please contact license@simlab-soft.com
they will help you to activate the plugin.

Regards,

Ashraf

Ryan F's picture

People complain so much without knowing how to handle a situation. this product works amazing for myself and our entire comapny! if you follow simple directions it works just fine!

i had an issue with simlab sketchup 2016 no longer working because i had orginally purchaced the sketchup pro 2015 KEY.. i emailed and Immediately called (JORDAN!!) to follow up on my email because i was cruched for time, these guys sent me a new key within 5 mins!
learn to use your resources people!!!

I tried to use this, I really tried. I'm using SketchUp 2014, and when I tried to do anything with the plugin, it wouldn't do jack shit. I hit Import, I hit About, I hit Register, I hit everything there and nothing would work. What a peice of shit.

SimLab S.'s picture

The plugin is currently used by many users.
Issues with any software can happen.
If you needed help you can send an email to support@simlab-soft.com

The language of the comment is not appropriate

Just crap. I didn't succeed even in getting the trial activation key. The system gave me the message "internet connection failed". In any case such a price for one format doesn't make any sense. De-installed.

SimLab S.'s picture

This can happen if you have a firewall preventing connection to the server.
If you send an email to license@simlab-soft.com they will help you to get a trial license.

Jeremy M's picture

Can you please inform me how to insure materials and texture mapping import with the OBJ or FBX file as your literature would suggest it does? I get a blank un textured 3d model which Sketchup can do on it's own. I understood yours imported texture mapping as well. Just like the dinosaur image above. please advise,

j

SimLab S.'s picture

The main issue is having the textures in wrong location.
If placing the images in the right direction did not fix the issue, please share the file with support@simlab-soft.com they will help you with the issue

Jeremy M's picture

Let's be clear and start with where that location is please? Right now the MTL file is in the same folder as the OBJ. Would this be the right location?

j

SimLab S.'s picture

Usually this is the correct location.
If you are seeing colors but not textures, then MTL file is imported, the issue is with textures.
if you do not see color and you do not see textures usually this means MTL file was not read.

If you are missing textures only, you can open the MTL file it is a simple text file and check the location of the referenced textures

if you need help, do not hesitate to contact simlab support support@simlab-soft.com

Jakob D.'s picture

Very useful extention for connecting my Sketchup workflow
with some of the complexer models I bought for 3dsMax. Altough it costs $79, it sure is worth the money if you need to import the obj files into Sketchup (were, imo, trimble fails to support this, even on the $700 pro version!)... Keep up the good work ;)! Tnx!

TheStorm2406 .'s picture

Good job making it so difficult with the entire "trial key" thing. This extension is a whole lot of complicated garbage.

SimLab S.'s picture

The trial key was added because we found users using the plugin commercially by downloading multiple trials, so we needed a simple mechanism.

The trial key should be sent automatically to the user, and if the user faced any issue, an email to license@simlab-soft.com is all what is needed and we will be glad to help.

Brian H's picture

just installed it on my 2015 ....not working !!!...good thing it's a trial...not going to pay for this...

SimLab S.'s picture

if you have any model not working, please sent it to support@simlab-soft.com

we will be glad to check it for you.

Richard M.'s picture

Also just installed the trial. Still does nothing even though the file works perfectly in 3D Builder. I've tried another importer for OBJ and FBX which also doesn't work. I won't be buying either of them. Although the problem could be with SketchUp?

Andy D's picture

Does this no longer work on the latest Skechup, or on Macs?
I installed this and it did nothing, nothing at all.

Recently I installed a stl extension and it worked right away. This doesn't appear to do anything.

SimLab S.'s picture

We are working on updating this for SketchUp 2016, should be available next week.

Justin P.'s picture

The ability to import other file extensions into Sketchup should be free, a standard function of Sketchup. This extension should be redundant.

Braian C.'s picture

Hi.
I'm using the trial version and I tried to import an obj model.

The 3D model imported very nicely, all the material apllied to the right areas, but no texture came with it.

My model was created and exported by Blender, and it has a UV map for the texture.

How do I get the materials to show the right texture with the UV coordinates I created?

Shlomi G.'s picture

Hello,
I am trying to import an OBJ file size 832MB using SimLab OBJ importer plugin.
It looks like it is working and after about 5 minutes the operation just stop.
I receive no message and the OBJ file was not loaded.
I use Sketchup 2015 pro 64bit.
I have an i7-3740QM 2.7Ghz processor with 16GB RAM.
Is there a size limit for OBJ files in this plugin?

Bram C's picture

Same problem!

SimLab S.'s picture

How large is the model you are trying to import.

Can you share it?

Bernard D.'s picture

The largest file we successfully imported is about 40MB. I have shared a larger file here: http://1drv.ms/1KmMlLI

Kind regards

SimLab S.'s picture

We updated the installer in our website,
Please downlaod the 64 bit version from the folloiwng link
http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-plugins/OBJ_Importer_For_Sketchup-main.aspx

hopefully it should fix the issue for you.

We will work with SketchUp team to update this on the extension warehouse soon.

NatesWorld09 .'s picture

don't work nothing imports but hey they got my email and a file I had to download oh and ill make a vid and spam this post showing it don't work

SimLab S.'s picture

Can you please let us know the platform you are using?

Can you try to install using the installer from the following link
http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-plugins/OBJ_Importer_For_Sketchup-main.aspx

Some machines do not include C++ redistributable and the installer adds it for them.

If you still have any issue with your file, please contact us at support@simlab-soft.com we will be glad to help you.

Really you do not have to worry about spam, we are busy helping our users, no time for spaming others.

Calvin R's picture

How does one uninstall extensions from Sketchup?
I will be uninstalling this one, unfortunately.

SimLab S.'s picture

As all other plugins from Edit -> Preferences -> Extensions

You can remove any extension.

Best Regards,

Larissa A.'s picture

Error "Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable was not found could help me larissa.arq100@gmail.com

SimLab S.'s picture

it seems the extensions some times have an issue with missing the 2005 Redistributable

in this case, please install using the installer from the following link
http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-plugins/OBJ_Importer_For_Sketchup-main.aspx

Václav J.'s picture

Hi,
I have problem with Error "Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable was not found.....", when I want import data. I have Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable in Windows 8.1 64-bit. Would you help me?

Justin C.'s picture

this is a FAKE!!! it ALWAYS says "this does not appear to be a sketchup model"

SimLab S.'s picture

many users are already using the plugin, so I assure you it is not fake, if you have an issue of some models not importing, please send them to support@simlab-soft.com and we will check them for you.

Alex L's picture

$100 for one file type? That sounds ridiculous.

SimLab S.'s picture

Actually the cost of the pro version is $79

If you need a cost effective solution you can take a look at SimLab Composer it allows you to export SKP file from all the file formats supported in SimLab Composer.

For a list of those file formats, please take a look at http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-products/simlab-composer-supported-3d-form...

Bernard D.'s picture

Excellent software. Much improved customer service.

Rick A.'s picture

$10 I would have paid, at $79 I went looking and found a free website - http://www.greentoken.de/onlineconv/ good for a quick cheap conversion.

SimLab S.'s picture

Rick,

User requirements are different.
Some users prefer to have the support when needed.
They value the protection of their 3D models
And the convince of converting from inside SketchUp without uploading models to the web.

Other users will have other preferences, we wish you all the best.

Ashraf

SimLab S.'s picture

Based on the feedback, we updated the description, to describe trial policy, and the professional pricing of the plugin.

As a company adding our plugins to the store, our assumption was trial is the default, not free, we are participating in other stores, where they have a filed for the type of plugin Free, Trial (in this case describe trial policy), or Professional (you need to buy before first usage).

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Draxx M's picture

Great. Uninstallable trial version with $100 price tag for full version. Get with the now SimLab, 1990 wants its app pricing back!

Meeson Pae Y.'s picture

Do you know how to get the colors and textures to show when I import an .obj file into sketchup?

SimLab S.'s picture

When exporting OBJ you should have two files
OBJ files that includes the geometry
MTL file that includes the material definition

MTL and OBJ are text based files so you can open them in any text editor:
1- Does it include texture file information
2- Does the texture file exist

Johnny X.'s picture

Let’s get a version that’s free for private use instead of this $100 scam, guys. It’s not 1985; 3D Design isn’t just for fat-wallet corporations anymore.

Pavel P.'s picture

Agreed! Blaming Extension warehouse for scamming people into trials, shamlessly. SimLabs - $100 for import tool into sketchup?!

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