Monday, October 22, 2007

Google Earth Extension for AutoCAD

"Using the simple wizard-driven interface, you can publish your 3D models from AutoCAD or select AutoCAD-based products directly into Google Earth™. The technology preview is available for 2007 and 2008 versions."

News are:

  • Added support for AutoCAD® Map 3D 2008.
  • Added support for map projections when using the extension with AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2008 or AutoCAD® Map 3D 2008.
  • Added tool tips for displaying time span data attached to AutoCAD entities.
  • AutoCAD® block references are now published without the need to explode them.

    Download the free beta here.

    Via Updated Google Earth Extension for AutoCAD available on Autodesk Labs

  • Wonder if and when there will be support for Virtual Earth 3D.


    1. Restored comment
      by Matt Mason
      I had read somewhere that the latest Virtual Earth version will read KML files (which is the format that this tool creates).


    2. Restored comment
      by JTB World
      matt, I too recall something like that, but the 3DVIA application does not allow import unless you hack the temporary file (in 3dxml format in the %localappdata%\DassaultSystemes\CATTemp\VirtualEarth3DVIA folder) it can create and read and that way you could probably use 3DVIA Printscreent to create a 3dxml file, etc.


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