Custom data conversion for those aircraft models for which not all SimVim parameters work by default. You can open or join the discussion about conversion, custom datarefs/commands for your plane model.  The downloaded conversion (*.dat) file must be placed in the folder of the aircraft it is used for - the same folder where the aircraft's "*.acf" file is located.

Click "Enter the Converter" (plane name) to edit the aircraft if you have access (ask if you need it)
Click "Download" to download the convesion file of the selected plane
Click "List"  to see the list of the parameters currently converted fo slected plane.
Click "Discussion" to enter the related forum topic in the "Custom Aircraft" category

Enter the Converter Conversion File Converted Comments
DA-62 - Aerobask Download List Finished
TBM900 - HotStart Download List Finished
Piper PA-44 Seminole, Alabeo planned
Cessna 172 - AirFoil Labs Download List
King Air 350 - AirFoil Labs Download List updated 21 July
B1900 - Carenado Download List updated 21 July
Baron B58 - Carenado List Just started
Embraer E195 - SSG Download List --> Discussion    (file updated 21 July)
Embraer E195  - X-Crafts Ask
Challenger CL300 - DDen Download List updated 21 July
Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 - FJS Download List new
Eurocopter EC135 - RotorSim Download List updated 21 July
MD-80 - Rotate Download List updated 21 July
Boeing B757 - FlightFactor Download List Note: please use correct parameter names (updated 21 July)
Boeing B727 - FJS Download List Ask if you want to edit (<20 params currently) updated 21 July
Airbus A319 (320) ToLiss Download List
Airbus A320 JarDesign Download List in progress, about 110 parameters so far..
Airbus A320 - FlightFactor Download List Discussion
Robinson R22 - DreamFoil List Just started, few parameters
AS350B3 - DreamFoil

If your plane model conversion file already exists and available for download in the table above, then you don't need to make your own conversion, just use it.

1. If the data file for your aircraft is available but not finished yet and you want to  participate in editing this conversion (and know how to do this), please ask us to give you access to the community converter by the links (on the names)  in the table below.  Also, you can ask us to add an aircraft you want to the list. 

2.  Before using  the community converter (and getting access to it), you can try to use (and learn how it works) the "Personal Converter"  for creating your personal .dat file only.

Apr 9 in Custom Aircraft by

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The community converter is the way of cooperation that allows several  users not to repeat the same work over and over again,  discuss all issues related to this model and create working conversion files more effectively.

Note 1:  Please don't use irrelevant, mismatched parameter names from the SimVim database list  to  convert the data for which you have not found appropriate SimVim parameters, use  the SimVim  configurator layout maps or  ask us to add the absent parameter to SimVim database. The conversion file (in the table  above) can also be edited by other people who have access to the "community conversion tool".  Discuss any questions related to this aircraft's conversion file in this thread to collaborate with other editors and avoid misunderstandings.

Remember,  you don't need to "convert" every input parameter for your  plane even if you see that it has its "custom" dataref/command for this parameter (switch, button, LED).

Especially for most of standard X-Plane functions that always are used (and can not be avoided to be used) by any plane developer, such as autopilot, all radio, navigation and many other functions.

If you have assigned the function for some hardware switch, but you don't see that the same switch on your virtual panel doesn't flip, it doesn't mean that the system in X-Plane is not affected.  It can work as needed and you just have no "visual" representation on the screen (that you don't need when you have a "real" MCP/panel..).
In most cases it is just animation  of the on-screen switch for which the developer included additional commands/datarefs.


Of course it's bad when the plane developer script checks the custom dataref value for the virtual switch in every X-Plane frame, in this case, when you use standard commands  for a switch  that should  work, but the standard dataref always resets to the position of the virtual switch value.  It is bad programming practice that takes much processing time (especially for hundreds of datarefs and don't let using standard commands).

In SimVim every used  dataref is changed once - only when an action was actuated, and doesn't checked in every frame.
The SimVim plugin program is in "idle" state 90% of the time and takes zero (0) of all X-Plane program cycle.
The same goes for SimVimPanel program.

May 2 by

Note 2:  If you need to add or test some additional parameters not included in the current conversion file, or if you want to  change some converted  parameters for your needs only (leaving the main conversion file intact for public use), you can create your additional small file with those additional or changed parameters
in the "Personal Converter"

Just make a new file in the personal converter with only the parameters you need to change, save it and name it "svc_alt_***.dat.

Then, place this file into your aircraft folder alongside the main conversion file.

For example,  in addition to the SSG Embraer 195 file ( simvim_E195_SSG.dat ), you may create your svc_alt_E195_SSG.dat  file:



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