i am trying to connect google maps with autocad 2013 but can find how to connect please help. i am serching for base jump software also but unable to find
Project Basejump can be found HERE. Understand that this is a technology preview and will not continue to work after August 12th, 2013 (at least for the current version in Labs).
An alternative to using Google can be found HERE. It's not as quick as the Google Earth import but, in my opinion, it's a lot better (only works for the United States).
I installed basejump. All is fine except that aerial photography is bounded in by a random border. Data won't load outside the border. I am running C3D in Windows 8 - I suppose this is the problem.
We have had to uninstall Windows 8 and reinstall Windows 7. We use Civil 3D and any draing with surfaces, points, profiles crashes and burns in short order when working in Windows8. Just thought I would give you a heads up.
i am trying to connect google maps with autocad 2013
No way, sir.
If you really want maps by Google in Autocad, here's my workaround:
- install the free Qgis
- load your desired zone from Google Maps
- save it as Geotiff (at screen resolution, so put up to the maximum)
- back to Autocad => _MAPIINSERT the Geotiff
I've been trying for a few days to utilize the files available through the usgs map viewer, specifically the archgrid files. I've tried inserting the *.adf file under the dem files under surface, but nothing happens other than a lot of reading points. But once complete, I am not able to build a surface with success. When I try, nothing happens, the Anaylsis of the surface remains blank.
Can anyone help me through this. Do I need to convert the adf file to a DEM first. Or, is the ADF capable of being inserted directly.
Also, I'd like to insert the geotiff, but not sure how. Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you.
Terry, your KMLOUT script is a fantastic utility that's greatly appreciated! In fact, I think it's better than the official exporter from v2011. One thing I've noticed is that it doesn't account for any grid scale factor applied in the drawing settings (most of my KMLs show up a few hundred feet off in GE). The workaround is to scale the drawing by this factor before exporting, but I wondered if this could somehow be incorporated into the script so it functions like the 2011 exporter.
The KMLOUT is just something thrown together in a couple of hours. It is based on Map (even versions back to 2000), not Civil3D. As such it isn't aware of Civil3D's grid coordinates, etc. However I would still be curious to see a DWG to reproduce an error on GE export, since we have a supported project that does that. If you have one email it to dotson [at] dotsoft [dot] com.