Since Autodesk Labs' inception, the Google Earth Extension for AutoCAD-based applications has been popular. Week in, week out, AutoCAD users download it.
A while back we conducted a survey where we asked you what you improvements you would like to see in this technology, and I shared the results in a blog article. Those items are indeed on our roadmap for consideration in the event we create a production version of this technology. The other day the AutoCAD team updated the technology preview to support:
- AutoCAD 2012
- AutoCAD Architecture 2012
- AutoCAD Map 2012
When I say update, I mean the team updated the installer to support the new releases. The functionality is the same as it was for the 2011 applications. The extension allows you to:
- import a Google Earth image into AutoCAD
- publish your 3D model to Google Earth
- drape a Google Earth image onto a 3D mesh in AutoCAD
- attach time span information to your model
By why am I telling you this? You probably already have it - you just need the new version to accompany your 2012 upgrade. So go and get it. Apparently, it's the law.
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