Publishing to Google Earth (User-defined transformation)

If you want to export to Google Earth objects that you have created in AutoCAD, but your drawing is not based on a specific coordinate system, here is the procedure you need to follow:

 

Step 1: Click on the "Publish to Google Earth" command.  

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Step 2: Select the objects you want to export.

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When you are finised, press "Enter" to complete your selection.

 

Step 3: Choose "User-defined trasformation" as the coordinate transformation method

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(if you have enabled the quick wizard mode, press on "Back" twice, to get to these dialog box options)

Then click on the top "+" button in the "Drawing location (X/Y)" section, to pick a point in your drawing which you are goint to assosiate with a specific position in Google Earth.

You can also specify an orientation by clicking on the second "+" button if your project is not aligned correctly.

 

Step 4: Select a reference point in your drawing

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You will be returned to the dialog box. Press "Pick from Google Earth

 

Step 5: Choose the corresponding location in Google Earth 

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A crosshair will appear in your Google Earth window. Use this to specify a posistion which corresponds to the point in your drawing and then return to AutoCAD and press "OK" in the pop-up dialog box that has appeared.

Then quickly go through the remaining publishing options. If you need more information on any of them, consult this tutorial.

 

Step 6: Your project is published into Google Earth 

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Tips16.png  Note that Plex.Earth has created a structured model or your project inside Google Earth's Temporary Places with each folder representing a layer of your original drawing.


 

Step 7: View your project from any angle

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You can now see and present your project in its actual location at any zoom level and from any angle!

 

 

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