Project Basejump is a free technology preview on Autodesk Labs:
You can try inserting from Bing as a base layer in your AutoCAD Map 3D drawings. Please try it and reply to this thread.
We have been patiently waiting for this technology for a while and look forward to providing feedback on this new feature.
The Availability states: “This technology preview will operate until June 30, 2012.” Is that correct, that it will expire in two months?
Is there any sort of help associated with this? I'm constantly seeing the error:
There was a problem adding data to Map.
I've tried a bunch of different coordinate systems and locations. It starts Adding Layers... and then throws the above error. I'm using Map 3D 2013 x64. Thanks.
Not seeing the connection issue here.
Civil 3D 2013 x64 connects to all three Bing Servcies without issue.
I have the same issue and disabled my firewall to test if that was the issue, and was able to connect succesfully with the firewall disabled.
I am using Zone Alarm 10.1.065.000.
I don't want to run my computer on the internet with out a firewall though.
I have sent an email to autodesk lab requesting info on which program or port I need to allow internet access in order to get it to work.
I checked and all the autodesk programs and components have access to the internet.
I'm sorry, this technology preview only opperates wtih AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013.
You are right, our agreement with Microsoft is that we will have this technology preview on Labs until June 30. Your feedback determines what happens next.
Basejump Technology Preview connects to Bing Maps Services using https and http. Please make sure that Map 3D Client (acad.exe) is able to connect to the internet through your firewall.
Best regards, Hanspeter
That's a pretty good thing. I can see the power we could get out of this.
However, the main problem I see so far is the quality of the Bing image in Switzerland: while the Bing roads are quite precise, the aerial view is somehow translated, which isn't useful when one's working.
What you see in that pricture (from foreground to background):
1. Water network (red, blue and yellow pipes, valves and labels) comes from the Oracle database
2. the "white" roads and the buildings come from the database
3. the "gray" roads were added by the Bing connection
4. the Bing raster.
1 and 2 use the coordinates "CH1903/GBS.LV03-M".
3 and 4 use the coordinates "WGS84.PseudoMercator".
What we can notice:
On the road going from bottom-right to top-left, the layers 1, 2 and 3 are quite good as it's a main road; the raster is translated...
On the road going from bottom-right to top-middle, the layers 1, 2 are good (that's normal, as the network is based on these roads); the layer 3 is no more that precise on secondary roads and the raster is translated...