Zooming and Synchronization

These are the functions to make both Google Earth and the Map Explorer quickly zoom into the area of your project:

 

Google Earth

 

Plex.Earth tools work in conjunction with Google Earth to import imagery, surface information or specific data points. Most of the time Plex.Earth will automatically control the Google Earth window to zoom into the areas it uses for its functions. However sometimes you might wish to do it manually. Use:

zoom_ge_16.png    Zoom Area when you want Google Earth to zone into an area you specify in AutoCAD.
zoom_ge_point_16.png Zoom Position when you want Google Earth to center around a specific point you select in AutoCAD.
zoom_acad_sync_from_ge_16.png Synchronize Autocad to have AutoCAD zone into the region currently displayed in Google Earth.
zoom_ge_sync_from_cad_16.png Synchronize Google Earth                to have Google Earth zone into the region currently displayed in your AutoCAD drawing.

 

 

 

Zoom Area

Use this command when you would like to specify an area of your AutoCAD drawing on which Google Earth will zone in. Google Earth will automatically move to the specified area and adjust its zoom level for best fit. 

 

Step 1:  Select the Zoom Area command from the dropdown menu 

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Step 2: Specify the area you want Google Earth to zone into 

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Note: By pressing the space bar, Google Earth will zoom into the whole area currently in display in AutoCAD

 

Step 3: Google Earth has moved to the desired region

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Zoom Position 

Use this command when you want Google Earth to center around a point specified in AutoCAD. Google Earth will maintain the currently used zoom level.

 

 

Step 1: Use the Zoom Position command from the dropdown menu 

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Step 2: Select a single point in your AutoCAD drawing 

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Step 3: Google Earth will center around the specified point of interest

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Synchronize AutoCAD 

Use this command whenever you want your AutoCAD drawing to focus into the area currently displayed in your Google Earth window.

 

Step 1: Select the Synchronize AutoCAD command from the dropdown menu 

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Step 2: AutoCAD will adjust its focus to fit that of Google Earth 

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Synchronize Google Earth 

Use this command whenever you want Google Earth  to focus into the area currently displayed in your AutoCAD window.

 

Step 1: Select the Synchronize Google Earth command from the dropdown menu 

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Step 2: Google Earth will adjust its focus to fit that of AutoCAD 

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Map Explorer

 

Zoom Area

Use this command to have the Map Explorer zoom into any specified area of your drawing. 

 

Step 1:  Select the Zoom Area command from the dropdown menu 

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Step 2: Specify the area you want Map Explorer to zone into 

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Note: By pressing the space bar, the Map Explorer will zoom into the whole area currently in display in AutoCAD

 

Step 3: The Map Explorer has moved to the desired region

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