I have AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 installed and activated (yes, I know it’s not compatible… read on). When I attempt to install the AutoDesk DWG to Google Earth Publisher, it says “you need to install AutoCAD 2011 first”. I downloaded and installed the 30 day trial of AutoCAD 2011. When I attempt to install the Google Earth Extension it still says the same error.
Any ideas here? I tried to manually point the installer to the AutoCAD 2011 folder instead of the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 folder, no luck.
Thanks in advance!
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Why are you trying to use the GE addon for AutoCAD when you have the GE tools already in Civil3D?
on the Output tab i'm missing the Publish panel. i assumed this was installed by the Google Earth extension. should i have the Publish panel by default?
see attached screenshot
I have it on mine. Check what workspace you're using - is it Civil3D or oitherwise, as the ribbon is modified if you're in a different workspace....
i figured it out! google earth was not installed prior to installing autocad civil 3d 2011. i uninstalled autocad civil 3d 2011, i installed google earth, and then i installed autocad civil 3d 2011. now the Publish panel is visible on the Output tab. all is well. thanks for the replies, folks!