SimLab IGES importer for Sketchup
IGES importer for SketchUp plugin, enables SketchUp users to import *.igs, *.iges files into SketchUp.
SimLab IGES importer for Sketchup

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

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.


Loaded up the extension with SU 18.0.16976 on a Mac. Got my 30 trial licence. Attempted to import a file but Sketchup crashes immediately the extension is accessed on the Extensions menu, the moment the menu item is selected an instant beachball. The only way to get out of it is to force quite Sketchup to get past it. Tried again and Sketchup crashes immediately every time.


I cannot import any files, from 44mb down to 7mb, sketchup freezes on HP laptop with Win7 running intel I7 and 16GB ram

Chester F's picture

I found it to be really useful and may end up buying it after all. To be completely honest I didn't download the extension with the intent to purchase, as I only needed to convert ten .igs files. It translated my files well, rendering seemed to be accurate on all of them. Nicely done.

p.s. I did read the problems others had with the amount of time it took to import their files, but I didn't have this problem. I have an old HP/Compaq small form factor running 3 monitors and had Outlook, Chrome, Word and Explorer open at the same time I was using Sketchup Make 2017.

Wow. I can't believe all this negativity!

I did not experience any of the problems mentioned below.

It perfectly imported a huge and very complex model within 10 minutes.

The only problem I have is that it turned EVERY face into a component. But that is easily solved.

M. Scott V's picture

Unbelievable ! go through entire process - get the 30 day trial and then it tells me its past the expiration before ever using it! total crap!

Simlab Soft's picture

Sorry to know you have an issue with licensing.

Please send to and inform them, they can send you an extended trial if you still need to test.

Absolute garbage. Does nothing but hang SketchUp 2017 every single time I try to use it. Don't waste your time.

Simlab Soft's picture

If you faced an issue with the plugin and needed help, please send the model to

We will be glad to check it for you.

Ricardo K's picture

Requires too many resources to even open. Just selecting the plugin for use in the menu causes my copy of SU 2016 to juts lock-up. I can't imagine what would happen during an actual import !

Simon S's picture

Super unstable plugin.. Made my session crash on activation, on first import and second import.
Gonna give it a third try, but it better impress, or it's the trash bin..

Maglin F's picture

I tried uploading an IGES file and it is stuck in a loop. My computer has frozen. Can this extension import large IGES files?

Simlab Soft's picture

IGES files are very different from SketchUp files, due to tessellation that size file may increase significantly when trying to convert the file.

That being said, there is not hard limit on the file size.

How large is the file you are trying to import.

Nickolas D's picture

waste of time yet another proprietary piece of junk you have to pay for, im not bying software every time a new format comes out.

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I am not sure if this is the right place to answer this comment. Personally I use some commercial (paid) Software, some free software and some open source software.

I hope I can have access to all software in the world but I do not.

I determine my needs with software as I do with everything else.
What does the software provide?
Does it save me time?
Do I need support?
Do I use it as a Hobbyist or am I a commercial user?
How much will it cost me?

And based on that, I determine my action.

We are trying to provide value at a reasonable price.

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