How to Use Google Earth and AutoCAD Together

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By Heather Miller

Looking to take advantage of Google Earth in AutoCAD?

Available on the Autodesk App Store, CAD-Earth “is designed to easily import and export images, objects, and terrain meshes between Google Earth and AutoCAD,” as well as create dynamic contour lines and profiles.

google_earth_and_autocadThe app boasts a wide array of additional capabilities, including:

  • Import command fully optimized for speed and performance
  • CAD entities exported to Google Earth grouped by layer name
  • Drawing previews in the real world; move, scale and rotate in real time until they match the exact location
  • Insert of geo-referenced images
  • Slope zone analysis
  • Profile and cross-section from mesh
  • Extensive help section in each step

CAD-Earth offers a free 30-day trial and can be downloaded here.

UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, we have also featured how Plex.Earth 4 brings together AutoCAD, Google Earth, and Google Maps. You can read the article here or learn more about Plex.Earth 4 on their website.

Check out the entire series for more indispensable AutoCAD apps available on the Autodesk App Store.

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    saifumk8

    Very nice to hear

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