Plex.Earth 4

Plex.Earth 4


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****** COVID-19 UPDATE:

In our efforts to help you and your team have a smooth transition to the new remote-work conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doubling your Plex.Earth licenses for the next 3 months, at no cost.


Read our official announcement here:



The all-popular all-powerful plugin that imports and aligns the most up-to-date satellite and aerial images from a variety of providers, inc. Google Earth, Airbus, Bing, DigitalGlobe, OpenStreetMap, USGS, and other WMS providers, right inside your Autodesk® AutoCAD® projects!


More Powerful


Plex.Earth doesn’t just import a flat background image; it:

  • Magically warps flat photos for the real-world’s curvature (critical for bigger projects!)
  • Perfectly scales and effortlessly aligns everything for your project area
  • Can also import hi-resolution TERRAIN-MESH DATA from Google Earth™
  • Can even EXPORT your 3D objects into Google Earth™!


Multiple image mosaics made easy! Just drag and select the area you want, including long corridors, and Plex.Earth imports and aligns it all for you, with no adjustments or fiddling required.


More Up-to-Date


NEW! Now with Plex.Earth Timeviews™, bringing you the benefits of the most up-to-date imagery commercially available, along with the power to go back in time!

  • The usual Plex.Earth time-saving (and error-avoiding) advantages of real-world photos, made even MORE realistic by being the very latest images available!
  • You can monitor the progress of any ongoing projects (yours and other people’s!)
  • You can also REWIND TIME, to see what has been changing – or not changing – in your target area. This can be a HUGE advantage for some projects!


From prospective or preliminary drawings, right up to impressive final presentations, Plex.Earth gives you the confidence and perspective of seeing your projects right there, right now, in the real world – and from right inside AutoCAD.


The Juicy Details:


  • Brings real-world, up-to-date satellite photos of your project area into AutoCAD; a massive help for avoiding errors, sparking ideas or spotting opportunities!
  • Accurate and automatic – no fiddling around or adjusting to see what looks good, because of Plex.Earth is actually calculating this stuff, and not just an image and terrain importer
  • Creates professional, seamless and perfectly-aligned background mosaics (multiple images), from any satellite or aerial imagery you like, inc. Google Earth and the most up to date images from Airbus etc.
  • Imports Google’s KML data files into AutoCAD with just 3 clicks and a mouse-drag!
  • Creates accurate terrain models with high-resolution elevation data, fetched directly from Google Earth™ at the fastest possible speed
  • Full package for surface creation by ANY data set, such as breaklines, boundaries, points or even elevation data extracted by plain-text in AutoCAD
  • Advanced image processing ability, such as to merge and clip (while retaining georeference), and the ability to create World Files, thus allowing imagery transfer between AutoCAD and any other CAD/GIS system
  • Powerful behind the scenes, yet with a simple interface – and rapid-response support and tutorial videos are also available!
  • 3,000+ worldwide mapping coordinate systems are supported, even in the basic edition of AutoCAD
  • Effortlessly exports your 2D drawings or 3D models directly into their correct place, scale and orientation in Google Earth (both KML and compressed KMZ files), for impressive and persuasive presentations – even majestic fly-bys!


Read the raving reviews then watch the videos below, or just scroll up now to click the blue “Download” button at the top of this page to get started today!




  • Google Earth Professional® is now available for free
  • This app uses an easy 3-click custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer)
  • Your free-trial has no watermarks or restrictions – you can use Plex.Earth right now!


Note: This app uses a custom installer and not the Autodesk App Store standard installer.

Trial Description

THE REAL THING - During the trial period you’re getting access to the FULL POWER of Plex.Earth (including our top-notch technical support) without any functionality loss or watermarks!


Click the “Download” button at the top of this page and run the standard Windows .msi, then just open AutoCAD and your Plex.Earth plugin is already there for you. See for yourself why Plex.Earth is the much-loved and popular plugin!


Company or team-based free trials are now available!


By popular demand we can now provide team-based free trials, letting you see both the power of Plex.Earth and how easy it is to deploy multiple “seats” across your company or team:

- Make your IT people happy and your own life easier: 

Everything is managed for you by our cloud platform – nobody your end needs to install, maintain or wrestle with a local license manager!


- Simple seat release: 

Once a designer stops working with Plex.Earth or after 60 minutes of inactivity, the seat is readily available to the other team members –just like it should be


- Available from everywhere - any network:

Whether in the office, at home or in the field, anyone in your team can use Plex.Earth without being snagged by geographic or network restrictions.


To start giving your whole team the benefits of Plex.Earth, contact us directly at or just click here for the special team-based demo application form.


To get a Single-User free demo right now


Simply click the blue ‘Download’ button at the top of this page, and then run the Windows .msi. This will install a 7-day fully-functional plugin for you, without any missing features or watermarks!

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About This Version

Version 4.9, 4/7/2020
- Support for AutoCAD 2021 and verticals.

Screenshots and Videos

Customer Reviews

(24 reviews)


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  • Totally AWESOME, however...
    Andy Day | August 09, 2017

    Overall this is a really good app and the support is phenomenal. My only issue is that I can't get high resolution images from Google Earth when I do the "Image From Current View" command. Images are fuzzy, I always have to save an image directly from Google Earth Pro and import that one into AutoCAD and align it to the image Plex.Earth imported. The only support I got from Plex.Earth on the issue was to watch some YouTube video, which wasn't very useful.

    Plexscape Info (Publisher) | August 28, 2017

    Hello Andy, "Image from Current View" does indeed only allow you to import a single image into AutoCAD and as this is static it can appear fuzzy in AutoCAD when you zoom into it. While saving its high-res counterpart from Google Earth and replacing it is an option, by far the easiest way to import high resolution imagery is to use Plex.Earth's "Create Mosaic" command. This creates a grid of images, each one captured at the current Google Earth zoom level, so the more you zoom in Google Earth before creating the mosaic the more images you will import and the better the overall resolution will be. You can see the process in detail here:

  • excelente herramienta
    carlos mario | May 21, 2017

    excelente herramienta para llevar trabajos a google earth.

  • Centurion
    Dawid Els | March 16, 2017

    A great tool to my designing world, and what makes it a brilliant product is there support staff.

  • Great product, even better customer care.
    Lucy Aubrecht | February 27, 2017

    Our company has been using PlexEarth for over 3 years now and have nothing but wonderful things to say about the product and the support staff. As our client demands have changed, the support team has adapted to our needs and created solutions to our problems. I am continually amazed with the response time from the PlexEarth support staff with any questions or concerns (especially Andreas Bavas). We would absolutely recommend this product to any user who is looking to generate a variety of background maps and for easy importing/zooming/exporting of information out of AutoCAD. Thanks again, you guys are great!

  • Excelent tool
    Martin Cajade | February 26, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I am a professor un Urban Proyect, and Plex.Earth has been extremely helpful in linking AutoCAD and GoogleEarth to create large aerial images and migrating CAD data as Geographic Information.

  • Great Product !
    Terry Clark | January 17, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have been using this product for over a year and it is awesome ! Just renewed for a 2nd year. Great customer support and the price is a bargain. We use aerial photo images for backgrounds on allot of our drawings and Plex.Earth makes this procedure extremely easy. Highly recommend !

  • Tremendously Helpful App
    Drew Wilson | December 16, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I've used it for several years (when Civil3D abandoned GoogleEarth functionality), and I'm very happy with it. My one complaint in previous versions was that the app couldn't read the existing projection of the DWG file, and had to be set separately, but this is no longer an issue. Great app, great customer service, and it just works.

  • Excellent
    Jesús Allué | December 09, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Plex software has provided me with a way to do my Projects ... !!! has modernized me !!! ... I want to highlight the great technical service of Plex ... it helps me a lot ... Thanks Andreas .....

  • 8.5/10
    Soumik Sarkar | April 02, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    great product

  • Extremely Useful App with Really Great Customer Support
    Megan Colonel | February 16, 2016

    This app is great if you have to import/export lots of things to and from Autocad and Google Earth. It is fast, works well, and the customer suppport is reallly great. Andreas has responded to all of my questions within MINTUES. Really amazing. Thanks again for the awesome app

    faisal ramadhan | September 24, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    error 1001.exception occurred while initializing the instalation: system.IO.FileNotFoundException.Could not load file or assembly 'customactionautoloaderclass,version=1.0.5603.19056,culture=neutral, publickeytoken=null' or one od its dependencies.the splesified module could not be fo.... help me to solving it..

  • Great app
    Torang Paiman | May 14, 2015

    I have been using Plex.Earth for the last 2 years. I use it everyday and can't work without it!

    seng thalahack | July 12, 2015

    Plex.Earth 3.4

  • Works great - easy to use - solid customer service
    Rebecca Robrecht | December 20, 2014

    1. It works as expected, generating KML files quickly (even without reading any tutorials.) 2. It integrates with Google Earth for easy positioning. 3. Great support and response to a customization request. Overall, I highly recommend this plugin.

  • Works Brilliantly
    Christiaan Davel | July 30, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great app that ties into your coordinate systems and links up with google earth!

    Plexscape Info (Publisher) | July 31, 2014

    Thanks Christiaan! Our Support Team is always at your disposal to help you embed Plex.Earth efficiently at every stage of your projects' design.

  • Import google earth image timeout every time. Useless
    G Power | July 24, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Added to C3D 2014 64bit, increased google earth timeouts in options 10x, operation still times out. Waste of time and bandwidth.

    Plexscape Info (Publisher) | July 25, 2014

    Hi Gary. Thanks for your feedback and please accept our apologies for the bad experience you had. Even though we consider this to only be an unfortunate moment and this characterization is unfair for the quality of our product and the efforts of our whole team, we are sure that in the end you are simply looking for the best toolsets in the market to do your job efficiently. Since it was not possible to track a communication with our support team (we guarantee a reply within 12 hours for all the message received and typically respond within the first hour), we will contact you directly to resolve the problem (we can also connect through TeamViewer) and try to convince you that Plex.Earth is what you are looking for.

  • Best application
    Cristi George | June 30, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I could identify the location of the location on Google Earth in seconds. Amazingly, the software could make the transformation of the local reference system projection in WGS 84 and then load on Google Earth. Extremely helpful, small in size, the best so far.

    Plexscape Info (Publisher) | July 25, 2014

    Thanks for your kind words Cristi. You are always welcome to contact our team for your suggestions and recommendations.

  • Why does the server crashes and no-one is informed?
    Diego Carrillo | February 06, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    For the purpose I use it (Irrigation) is a very good app. what I don't like is the lack of information when the server is down. Very upset at the moment!

  • The best for mapping and integration with Google Earth, by far.
    David Anderson | December 30, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I work in the oil & gas industry and we were looking for a plug-in that could allow mapping and Google Earth integration both in Civil 3D and plain AutoCAD. After spending several days testing every alternative, I concluded that this is, by far, the most professional, with the best customer support (congrats!) and straightforward solution that allowed me to do anything I needed in my project. Not only the best result in mosaic accuracy and quality, but exporting is fabulous. Every drill is in its place now! Congrats guys! Dave

  • Unklnown
    Christopher Stevens | September 08, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)


  • In response to comments
    Plexscape Team | August 30, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you very much for your feedback! We would like to address some of the issues that have been pointed out in the messages so far, to provide users with a better understanding of the situation.

    Regarding the use of Google Earth 7: Plex.Earth supports Google Earth Pro (all versions, including v7) and any version of the free Google Earth, prior to v7. Unfortunately in this latest release of the free application it is not possible to disable the terrain, which leads to major inaccuracies when importing images. To address this issue and expand capabilities, Plex.Earth 3 has introduced a built-in Map Explorer that can connect to Bing Maps, USGS or any other WMS and is also significantly faster, compared to Google Earth, when creating mosaics. Note that importing terrain, digitizing elements and publishing your drawing as KML/KMZ files can still be done with any version of Google Earth. Regarding the two-week free trial: We feel that this time period is sufficient for any user to explore all the functionality of our software. If, however, the trial session has expired before you had time to fully evaluate Plex.Earth, you can contact us directly at and we will be glad to extend it for you. Looking forward to more of your comments! The Plexscape Team

    Shawn Wilks | January 16, 2014

    it does not work with any of the google earth that you say it does. it keeps giving me error about i need an old version of google earth.

  • Astounded! One of the best plugins ever existed!
    Will Calbi | August 09, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I constantly need to have aerial imagery for my work. It's a trivial task for Plex.Earth 3, with the Map Explorer, to create large mosaics from Bing Maps or USGS. So, it's definitely the most useful plugin for me. However, with the latest release, 3.2, I was really amazed. OK, I was able to export my drawings and share the KMZ file with my clients, but I was amazed when I saw the result. Everything was rendered in Google Earth exactly as in AutoCAD. In my opinion among the best 3 plugins I ever used.

  • useless
    jf richer | August 08, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Does not work with most recent version of google Earth V7! This app only gives you a 14 day trial version anyways.

  • "Bunch of CRAP"...Lots of talk, no walk...only works with older ver of Google earth? what the hell..
    Con Louw | June 28, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)


  • Great app
    H. Wiesner | May 03, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great application to bring Google Earth data into AutoCAD.

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