SimLab 3D PDF Exporter for SketchUp
Enables SketchUp users to share their 3D models in customized 3D PDF files.
SimLab 3D PDF Exporter for SketchUp

SimLab 3D PDF exporter for SketchUp plugin enables SketchUp users to share their 3D models in 3D PDF format. The newly added Template Desigenr enables users to create stunning templates easily to be used in 3D PDF export. Sample templates are included, and they can be customized in just few clicks to reflect the spirit of a product. The plugin is supported on SketchUp 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and SketchUp 8, on Windows and MacOS. To learn more about the pluguin, and its  features download the brochure from the following link

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 $99

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

Learn how to make most of the plugin with the folloiwng tutorial:



Not free for use!


I bougth Simlab 3D PDF exporter at the end of 2016. And I cant use enough and ı want to you 2017 update for customer satisfaction.

Thanks for help.

Simlab Soft's picture

All orders after 1st of September 2016 are eligible for free upgrade to the latest version of the plugin supporting SKP 2017.

Please send to they will send you a new license.

Simlab Soft's picture

It seems there is an issue with the current version of the extension, we submitted a new version of the this extension.

Until the SketchUp team reviews and approves the new version you can download the latest version of the plugin from the following link:

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to all of you.

I need some help,
I exported sketch up model but ı have a problem. Pdf file size is too large. ı cant open it on the computer.

Please help

Simlab Soft's picture

How large is the sketchup file?
Does it include many textures?
If you send it to they can check it and give you some suggestions.

The sketchup file is 557 mb so many textures
I can't send it but would you tell me ıf you have suggestion.

I need some help,
when I try to download a 3d pdf extention it's just take me out of my account and I have to sign in again.
Please help
(this program doesn't worth a peny without this extention)


Simlab Soft's picture

This seems to be an issue with the extension warehouse.

You can download the installer which is equivalent to the extension from the following link

Pedro N's picture

I installed the plugin correctly (Sketchup 2015) and can not use. I bought a license but did not get the key to liberation.
Thank you.

Simlab Soft's picture

Maybe the email went to the wrong folder.

Please send an email to

They will be glad to help.

Benjamin R.'s picture

I am excited to be able to share pdf models with clients who aren't using SU. However, when I click Export 3D PDF nothing happens. Unfortunately the work computer I was given is a 32 bit machine, might this be the reason?

Charly B's picture

Utilizo SketchUp 2015, pero no consigo hacer que funcione. La aplicación se instala correctamente, pero no funciona ninguno de los botones de exportación, ni configuración, ni el registro ni la ayuda.

¿Sólo funciona para Windows x64bits? ¿No funciona en Windows x32?

Grard B's picture

Does the tool work under Sketchup 2016?

Simlab Soft's picture

The plugin was updated, now it supports SketchUp 2016

Daniel D.'s picture

OK. I tried it on my Mac and all I get is a blank. I have 2016 operating on a Mac- I just said that.

I'm not interested in having a trial version if it works...

Can you please advise

Daniel D.'s picture

could have fooled me...I tried four times and I get a blank document in 2016

This is a very interesting product but unless it works, it does nothing at all for me...

Simlab Soft's picture

Make sure you open the PDF with the free acrobat reader.

The default mac viewer does not support 3D, so all what the recipient needs is to have open the file with the free acrobat reader.

Simlab Soft's picture

We are almost done with the testing for SketchUp 2016 support, we hope to have it ready next week

Diego R's picture

I have installed the pluguin correctly (sketchup 2015) but when I tried to work with it, the toolbar it does not work. I also download the licence for 15 tries, but I can not export a 3d pdf. What do you think it could be the problem?


Simlab Soft's picture

please contact we will be glad to help you.

please let them know what happens when you try to export?
and if this happens with a specific model or with all models?

kendall W.'s picture

Is this compatibale with LightUp plug-in? Does it work with the Style's watermark settings?

Simlab Soft's picture

Actually we do not test with LightUp if it updates the original SketchUp model they should work together.

if not you can export the model from LightUp as a FBX import it to SimLab Composer and export it from SimLab Composer as a 3D PDF.

masoud m's picture

When installing the PDF exporter software, I received a warning from Sketchup that this software will have access to all my files and I shouldn’t grant it lightly if I don’t know the author.
Should I be worried that you have unauthorised access to my computer?

Simlab Soft's picture

All what plugin does it that is saves a backup version of the model that is being exported.
it seems SketchUp is monitoring any use of file access calls.

You have nothing to worry about.

D S's picture

THis product did not work for me. It just exported flat pdfs

Simlab Soft's picture

Did you make sure the template you are using includes 3D area?

Did you open the file with the free Acrobat reader?

Daniel D.'s picture

What about the clients we send the files to? would they have to buy the PDF reader?? since the free might not work?

D S's picture

with only 15 tries it is hard to figure out anything with this program. When I press a button called create 3D PDF I think it is reasonable to get a 3D PDF. You need to consider extending your trial time or change your unnecessarily complex interface.

Simlab Soft's picture

if you needed an extended trial, please email and we will be glad to extend the license.

Basic functionality is very easy, you need to set the view in SketchUp
Select a template
then click export 3D PDF.

Count M's picture

I have no clue what I am supposed to do here... this is extraordinarily unclear.

Eric K's picture

Is there a STL or STEP converter/ exporter

Simlab Soft's picture

We have an STL exporter, more information at the following link

Cory V's picture

The download button seems to be broken.

nazia V.'s picture

ijust new's picture

Is there a size limitation on exporting a 3d model. I have a 300 MB SketchUp model, it exports with no errors, but when I go to open the file, nothing is in the directory. I have used it on smaller models with no issues.

Simlab Soft's picture

The plugin uses some 32 bit components, so it can not allocate more than 2GB of memory, which may be needed for a model of this size while generating the 3D PDF file.

Dan A.'s picture

A cool tool, but the 3d navigation is pretty clunky. So far, the orbit tool often becomes disorienting, as it doesn't seem to anchor to an object, and there doesn't appear to be any hotkeys to quickly switch from one tool to another, so the pdf is pretty inefficient to navigate.

Simlab Soft's picture


If you take a look at the 3D tab, in the PDF settings:
You will notice two solutions we provide for navigation

1- For Large scenes where you want to move from one place to another, you can select SimLab Smart navigation which is a special navigation mode for navigating large scenes.

2- For smaller architectural models, try to change navigation mode to spin.

Allen B's picture

While it does a nice job of making the PDF, I wish to have the u3d object that I can insert in my own PDF documents. I also feel that there should be a price shown before I download and install something.

Simlab Soft's picture

Sorry trial if for 15 exports only

Dirk M's picture

Color by layer don't work by making 3d pdf.
Trail is not in days after 1 hour it's already closet, and still not doing what it must.

Dirk M's picture

It's not easy too activate...

Ciga H's picture

When will this be available for SketchUp 2013 on Mac?

Simlab Soft's picture

it now supports SketchUp 2013 and 2014 on Mac

Simpson S's picture

This is an incredible tool. Even with the free version of Acrobat you can navigate, change lighting, change styles, and even move groups and components around.

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