Plex.Earth 4

Plex.Earth 4

Win32 and 64, English

Plexscape
Connects Autodesk® AutoCAD® with Google Earth and the Real World.

General Usage Instructions

For additional information and getting started tutorials, please visit: http://support.plexscape.com/home

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

PXC_IMGCLIPON

Activates the clipping boundary of the selected images.

PXC_IMPORT_KML

Imports KML objects into AutoCAD.

PXC_SURFACE_FROM_FILE

Creates a surface from an external points file (e.g., txt, csv, xyz).

PXC_LABEL_ELEVATIONS

Create labels to display the terrain elevation on specific positions.

PXC_LABEL_CONTOURS

Create labels for the specified elevation contours.

PXC_SURFACE_POINTS

Imports the defining points of the selected terrain object.

PXC_GE_ZOOMWIN

Zooms Google Earth into a specified area of the drawing.

PXC_GEO

Specify the georeference of the project/drawing.

PXC_GE_PLACEMARK

Create Placemarks in Google Earth for positions specified in AutoCAD.

PXC_IMAGERY_CONVERT3D

Creates a 3D morphology model for the area specified by an image selected in AutoCAD.

PXC_QUICKTERRAIN

Opens the dialog box to select the elevation data provider and the method to import terrain into AutoCAD.

PXC_GE_IMAGE

Imports the image from the view currently shown in Google Earth or an area specified in AutoCAD.

PXC_TERRAIN_SNAP

Snaps the selected objects to a terrain.

PXC_GE_TERRAIN

Imports the terrain from the view currently shown in Google Earth or an area specified in AutoCAD.

PXC_IMGCLIPCREATE

Creates a new clipping boundary for the selected images.

PXC_QUICKIMAGERY

Opens the dialog box to select imagery provider and the method to create mosaics into AutoCAD.

PXC_IMPORT_PHOTO

Imports geotagged photos captured by GPS-enabled devices (cameras or smartphones) into AutoCAD.

PXC_GE_ZOOMPOS

Zooms Google Earth camera to focus a position specified by the user in the drawing.

PXC_IMAGERY_AREA

Creates an imagery mosaic for a polygonal area specified by a window or polyline in AutoCAD.

PXC_SURFACE_INQUIRY

Display terrain information for a position specified in the drawing.

PXC_GE_POLYGON

Create Polygons in Google Earth for positions specified in AutoCAD.

PXC_TERRAIN_AREA

Imports terrain to a polygonal area specified by a window or polyline in AutoCAD.

PXC_SIGN_IN

Sign in to start working with Plex.Earth.

PXC_VIEW_SIGHTLINE

See your project in Google Earth from an observer's eyes.

PXC_SURFACE_FROM_MESH

Creates a surface from a mesh object selected in AutoCAD.

PXC_VIEW_CAMERA

Align the view of Google Earth to a camera specified in AutoCAD.

PXC_IMGCLIPOFF

Deactivates the clipping boundary of the selected images.

PXC_IMAGERY_GEVIEW

Creates an imagery mosaic for the area currently shown in Google Earth.

PXC_IMAGERY_PATH

Creates an imagery mosaic to cover a band along a path specified by a polyline in AutoCAD.

PXC_IMGCLIPREMOVE

Deletes the clipping boundary from the selected images.

PXC_TERRAIN_PATH

Imports terrain to a band along a path (e.g., a road centerline) specified in AutoCAD.

PXC_SIGN_OUT

Sign out from the current session of Plex.Earth.

PXC_TERRAIN_EXAGGERATE

Exaggerates the selected terrain by a multiplier.

PXC_TERRAIN_GEVIEW

Imports terrain for the area currently shown in Google Earth.

PXC_EXPORT_KML

Exports the selected objects to a KML or KMZ file that can be opened in Google Earth.

PXC_EXPORT_WORLDFILE

Creates the accompanying World File for the images selected in AutoCAD.

PXC_IMGREPLACE

Replaces an existing image with another of different size/quality, while retaining georeference.

PXC_SURFACE_VOLUMEBARS

Performs volume analysis and visualization.

PXC_GE_SYNCGE

Synchronizes the camera of Google Earth to match with the current view of AutoCAD.

PXC_GE_SYNCACAD

Synchronizes the current view of AutoCAD with the Google Earth camera.

PXC_GE_PUBLISH3D

Exports the selected 3D objects (along with textures and materials) to Google Earth.

PXC_LABEL_VOLUMES

Create labels to display the cut/fill condition for the selected volume mesh.

PXC_SURFACE_CONTOURS

Generates elevation contours for the selected terrain.

PXC_SURFACE_CREATE

Creates surface from the selected points, lines and polylines in AutoCAD.

PXC_IMPORT_WORLDFILE

Imports images into AutoCAD based on their accompanying World File.

PXC_ACCOUNT

Manage your account, activate and view the current status of your subscription.

PXC_SURFACE_ANALYSIS

Perform elevation, heading and slope analysis for the selected surface.

PXC_GE_PATH

Create Paths in Google Earth for positions specified in AutoCAD.

PXC_DRAPE_IMAGE

Overlays an image over a terrain surface selected in the drawing to create a 3D visualization of the project area morphology.

PXC_IMGTRIM

Trim the borders of the selected images.

PXC_IMGMERGE

Merges the selected images to reduce their size and make their processing easier to AutoCAD..

PXC_SURFACE_TIN

Generates a mesh object (TIN) for the selected terrain.

PXC_SURFACE_VOLUME

Calculates the volume and creates a volume mesh object between two surfaces or a surface and a plane.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Plexscape
Support Contact: support@plexscape.com

Author/Company Information

Plexscape

Support Information

Online documentation and tutorials: http://support.plexscape.com

To submit a support request: http://support.plexscape.com/anonymous_requests/new

Email us at support@plexscape.com with feedback or requests for enhancements.

Sales Team: sales@plexscape.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

4.2

- Support for AutoCAD 2019 and verticals - Major improvements in KML importing and exporting - New release of Map Explorer

4.1

Release of Plex.Earth 4 plugin for AutoCAD 2015-2018

3.6

- Added support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 and verticals - Export 3D models with textures to Google Earth and Collada format - Ability to export and format XDATA information attached to drawing objects - Fixed minor issue in the import terrain grid process

3.4

  • Added support for AutoCAD® 2016 and verticals.
  • Introduced new functionality (PXPHOTOIMPORT) that allows to georeference and import into AutoCAD photos captured with GPS-enabled devices.
  • Improved the terrain import process from Google Earth.
  • Major improvements in the exporting to KML/KMZ process.

3.3

  • Compatibility with Google Earth 7 (automatically via Google Maps for image import)
  • Support for Google Maps (Satellite, Hybrid etc)
  • New commands for multiple image clipping
  • Capturing images from Google Earth now only binds the specific monitor in which it is open, so if a user has multiple monitors he can continue working on the others while creating a large mosaic
  • Background image capturing from Google Maps
  • Support for AutoCAD® 2015
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