SimLab DWF Importer for SketchUp
Import DWF files into SketchUp, where they can be edited.
SimLab DWF Importer for SketchUp

SimLab DWF importer for SketchUp plugin enables SketchUp users to import DWF files into SketchUp, where they can be edited. DWF is a secure file format developed by Autodesk for the efficient distribution and communication of rich design data. DWF files are highly compressed, they are smaller and faster to transmit than design files, without the overhead associated with complex CAD drawings. 

The plugin is supported on SketchUp 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and SketchUp 8, on Windows.

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.


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Downloaded - installed - go to option for DWF. Downloaded version is 8.0. I'm using 2017 Make. ????

ruben b's picture

I get a format not supported error. Older 2d DWF from about 2012. Is this not doable in SimLab?

Waste of time don't bother

Simlab Soft's picture

Are you importing 2D or 3D DWF?

Hi i have a trial license and when trying to import after 5 tries there is nothing being imported, im trying to import a big model so i have already lost 5 tries as i only get 30

Please what am i doing wrong


Simlab Soft's picture

Can you share the model with us?

If you can, please send the model to

I can´t get it to work.....
i can open and select import under extension, but nothing happens from there really frustrating!!!

Simlab Soft's picture

Can you share the issue with

They will be glad to help.

Matt D's picture

After getting frustrated using the native SketchUp Pro DWG importer with large files, I tried numerous solutions and workarounds to get my dwgs into SketchUp. The Simlab DWG importer is hands down, the best dwg importer for SketchUp by far. I was hesitant at first after reading the various comments from people who had issues with it, but your team has obviously addressed all the issues.

It works flawlessly. I love how the layers get converted to groups, and it's nice that they retain the colors from CAD applied as SketchUp materials. I would defintely recommend this tool. It's fast, easy to use, and works great!

-Matt Donley

guiller I.'s picture

Downloaded Sketchup make 2016 to try, installed this simlab dwf importer. IT DIDN'T WORK!

nice work guys.

I did the samething : Did not work, Downloaded three times. it said it installed but it looks like it didn't. Fix It!

Simlab Soft's picture

Which version of SketchUp are you using?

Can you please try the installer from the following link and let us know if it works for you.

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Timour O.'s picture

it doesn't work ( Just shows a loading wheel for about one hour, than I close application

Simlab Soft's picture

Few issues were solved on the website installer version.
if you have any issue please try the version of our website:

anything that does not work after that, please send it to simlab support we will be glad to check it for you.

Richard Z.'s picture

Whenever I try to import a dwf or dwfx all I get is a dialog that states "The file format is not supported by this version of the application" I'm using AutoCAD 2012 and SketchUp 2015

Simlab Soft's picture

Please keep in mind the plugin imports 3D data not 2D sketches.

if the data is 3D and is not working, please send it to us we will be glad to check it for you.

Joshua D.'s picture

Does this mean that a 2D floor plan will not work with this plugin?

Simlab Soft's picture

Yes, we are working on extending the plugin to support importing 2D, we hope to add this in future releases of the plugin.

Ryan M.'s picture

Doesn't import my dwf. Just shows a loading wheel for about 5-10 seconds, then stops trying anything, leaving me back to my blank canvas.

Simlab Soft's picture


Please download the 64 bit version from the following link

it should handle larger files, we will update the extension soon.

Ari R.'s picture

Im trying a file, and i dont know if its to big, or i should throw my pc at the window, could you help me??
its 3d, and 125 mb .

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joshua K.'s picture

Will this be available for Mac OS on Sketchup 2015?

Simlab Soft's picture

We are looking into this, but there are some issues with the libraries we are using on Mac.

I will update you on this if I get news from development

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