IMPORTING GOOGLE EARTH TO AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D, MICROSTATION AND OTHERS.
Remember when importing Google earth surface and imagery into AutoCAD Civil 3D used to be a breeze with the Civil 3D native add-on for Google? That option was very helpful for the preliminary design of civil 3d projects. Well, now we can do the same thing and more with PlexEarth for AutoCAD.
You simply need to locate the area of the project, scale set the correct coordinates coordinate locations and import a functional raster image, along with Civil 3D coordinates.
Now, there are a few software packages help streamline this process. Among them is Plex Earth for Civil 3D.
Importing Google Earth Images into AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation and other drafting packages with PlexEarth.
NOW YOU CAN BOOST YOUR PROPOSAL WITH TOURS AND VIDEO
fdafjds sgfdfOnce your project is in Google Earth you have some serious presentation power in your hands, because as well as sharing static images you can now produce and share stunning virtual tours! Creating a tour is easy, moving the camera along a specified route and showing all the important details of your design. Plex.Earth combined with Movie Maker (available in Google Earth Pro, which is now FREE!) enables you to produce high definition video which you can upload to YouTube or embed in your site. Can you imagine the possibilities?
SHOWCASE DRAWINGS EXACTLY AS YOU SEE THEM IN AUTOCAD.
Plex.Earth uniquely supports all AutoCAD objects and preserves their look and feel when in Google Earth, such as linework, text, hatch, blocks, external references and so on.
AND MAINTAIN DRAWING’S STRUCTURE FOR LAYERS AND BLOCKS
You can dynamically select which elements are visible within Google Earth while navigating in it. Just like in AutoCAD, once exported in Google Earth, layers can be switched on or off, so you can highlight and explain your design aspects to your customers. You can also…
KEEPS INFORMATION ATTACHED TO DRAWING OBJECTS
Your drawings may contain valuable data attached to specific objects, which is necessary for someone to understand the details of your design. For example a pipe’s diameter, cable types or the area of a land parcel. This data can be in the form of object attributes or, if you use Civil 3D or Map 3D, GIS object data. In any case, Plex.Earth preserves and includes this information along with the related objects when exported into Google Earth.