AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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mathewk
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Message 51 of 122 (6,342 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

05-07-2012 07:57 AM in reply to: Sinc

Please report any issues in that other thread as it states in its original post.

Matt Kolberg
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lkaliakatsos
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Message 52 of 122 (5,801 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

06-22-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: dsimeone

Hi everyone,

 

I would to inform you that we've just made available the pre-release version of Plexscape's Kml Publisher for AutoCAD 2013.

 

It does exactly what it says: exports drawing objects (or whole projects) from AutoCAD to KMZ or KML file format for Google Earth, it's based on the new "engine" of Plex.Earth and came to fill the gap caused by the lack of Autodesk's Google Earth extension for AutoCAD 2013 products.

 

For more information and download visit:

http://www.kmlpublisher.com

 

Looking forward for your feedback.

 

Regards,

 

Lambros

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Jasono2009
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Message 53 of 122 (5,729 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

06-26-2012 02:37 PM in reply to: lkaliakatsos

Autodesk should employ this software and distribute for free to all paying 2013 C3D customers. I have 2013 but compared to 2012 it is useless to me without the Google Earth utility. It was also not revealed to us that Google Earth is not availabe by our distributor before we downloaded the new release. Needless to say I reverted back to 2012 where I plan to stay until something better comes along.

 

Hope this gets corrected soon. Not real pleased with Autodesk products the past 2 to 3 years. For any number of reasons I feel their competition is moving ahead.

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odoshi
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Message 54 of 122 (5,591 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

07-05-2012 04:03 PM in reply to: dsimeone

Infrastructure Studio 2013 allows you to publish imagery from Yahoo, Google and Bing. The Yahoo and Google options require authentication due to licensing agreements but the Bing option is free. I'd expect a Bing solution to the Civil 3D issue shortly.

 

Regards,

Mike

www.whitemountaincad.com

 

 

Mike Caruso
Autodesk Certified Instructor - Civil 3D Autodesk Certified Professional 2014, 2015
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TerryDotson
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Message 55 of 122 (5,583 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

07-05-2012 04:53 PM in reply to: dsimeone

Since yesterday was a slow day (holiday) I threw together some freeware to output KML files from drawing objects, including FeatureLines and AeccPoints.  It's a tiny 15kb VLX that works on any Map based AutoCAD (even back to version 2000), that includes Map, LDT and Civil3D.  Most linear objects are supported directly and a companion tool explodes things like blocks & text to polylines so they show up on the export.

 

Here is a link to download or email improvement requests to dotson [at] dotsoft [dot] com.

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Jasono2009
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Message 56 of 122 (5,578 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

07-05-2012 07:42 PM in reply to: odoshi
That's fine and all, but the solution(s) had better be free/covered by Autodesk. I will not pay extra for what an older version already provides. Until a solution comes out we will stick with version 2012. Thanks, Jason
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JoshNelson
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Message 57 of 122 (5,576 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

07-06-2012 12:39 AM in reply to: dsimeone
Thanks Terry - can't wait to try it.

Josh
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O.Maille
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Message 58 of 122 (5,565 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

07-06-2012 04:46 AM in reply to: TerryDotson

Thank you for the effort, lets all hope autodesk utilises the millions we all pay them to pay bing/google etc. for license in the near future. I'm sure they charge plenty to any company wanting to use dwg format. HUGE missed opertunity that they didn't do a two way deal with google when they had sketchup.

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neilyj
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Message 59 of 122 (5,514 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

07-09-2012 03:22 AM in reply to: TerryDotson

Can't get this to work - I "exported" an alignment drawing down to Acad 2007 version so alignments are just Polylines

 

 

 

neilyj
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TerryDotson
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Message 60 of 122 (5,503 Views)

Re: Google Earth utilities with R2013 products

07-09-2012 05:31 AM in reply to: neilyj

Looks like almost 1300 objects processed before it hit a problem.  Can you post or email me that DWG?

 

As for the alignment, I think I may be able to add support for them.

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