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Now everyone can see clearly from up above – with the most up-to-date and clearest images available!


Our Powerful Partnerships 

This all-popular all-powerful imaging platform brings you the very best satellite and aerial images from a variety of providers, all for a simple, fair, and affordable fee. 


Plex-Earth 5 automatically imports and aligns updated high-res images from Airbus, Maxar, Nearmap, Hexagon, Google Maps, Bing, OpenStreetMap, USGS, and other WMS providers, right inside your Autodesk® AutoCAD® projects! 


  • Scope out the real-world location in high resolution before you design  
  • Confidently incorporate the environmental reality into your superior design 
  • Security - Avoid expensive rework – save money, save time, and maybe your reputation! 
  • Show it off and impress clients, stakeholders, and even your colleagues! 


Yes, you can show off with style because Plexscape’s direct partnerships with the world’s premium providers mean you get full legal usage rights, from your perspective or preliminary drawings, right up to your impressive presentations. That’s just one of the benefits that make Plex-Earth 5… 


A More Powerful Tool: 

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 Bing™ and other providers 
  • 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 align it all for you, with no adjustments or fiddling required. 


The Most Up-to-Date, Highest-Resolution Images 

Plex-Earth 5 brings you the benefits of the most up-to-date imagery commercially available (and some of our providers even give you the power to look back in time, to see how things have changed)!

  • Outside of already built-up areas, providers like Google and Bing can be literally years out of date. Our premium providers offer imagery that can be as recent as a few weeks or even a few days ago!
  • Frequent updates mean you can monitor the progress of any ongoing projects (yours and other people’s…)
  • A massive historical database allows virtual time travel!
  • Super-High Resolution – What good are bad images? Enjoy a clearer view of reality with pin-sharp resolutions of up to just 7.5cm per pixel 


Legal Licensing – So Easy It’s Lazy!

  • Everything is managed for you by our cloud platform – no need to wrestle with or even install a local license manager! 
  • Anywhere, any network, at the office, in the field – or working from home – empower anyone in your team without being snagged by network or geographic restrictions 
  • We mentioned you get full legal rights to use the images from our premium providers. 


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! 


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

Trial Description

THE REAL THING - During the trial period you’re getting access to the FULL POWER of Plex-Earth and our premium providers

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

Follow the on-screen instructions to start your 7-day free trial and see for yourself why Plex-Earth has always been such a much-loved and popular plugin – and how it’s even better now as a flexible and powerful imagery platform!

About This Version

Version 23.2.8496, 6/30/2023
- Support for AutoCAD 2024 and verticals

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Customer Reviews

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  • Great for GoogleEarth imagery and kml export
    Matt Wylie | December 28, 2023

    I use this everyday to bring in GoogleEath imagery and create kmls and kmzs. In the rare instance you need customer support, the team at Plex have always been prompt, friendly and effective. Great software and great team!

  • Fantastic
    Jake Long | August 23, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is the best kept secret in Civil design. 

    Plex-Earth Team (Publisher) | August 28, 2023

    Thank you for your kind words, Jake! Let's spread the word about it!

  • Extremely user friendly and the customer support is top notch!
    JAMES MASON | August 03, 2023

    Extremely user friendly and the customer support is top notch!

    Plex-Earth Team (Publisher) | August 04, 2023

    A big thank you for your wonderful review, James! We're delighted that you're finding Plex-Earth extremely user-friendly and that our customer support has met your expectations. We're here to ensure your experience remains top-notch!

  • PlexEarth
    Matthew Noone | August 01, 2023

    I love the product. I have been using PlexEarth for many years. It works well for my business. It has a number of tools that I find useful which leads to increased efficiency and productivity. I mainly use it for importing and exporting imagery these days. The customor service is always really good. Whenever I have a question it is answered within one business day and resloved promptly and professionaly. They really look after their customers. 

    Plex-Earth Team (Publisher) | August 02, 2023

    Thank you for your kind words, Matthew! We're committed to providing excellent service and tools that enhance your productivity, so we're thrilled to hear that Plex-Earth has been a valuable tool for your business. If you ever need assistance, feel free to reach out. Thanks for being a loyal customer!

  • Wonderful
    Sydney Imbilu | November 29, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The app is great. Images are of very high quality.

  • Impressive!
    Teerawat Sanpasertparnich | November 09, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I am very impressed with your Plex-Earth software. It’s user-friendly and easy to integrate the 3D model between Autodesk products and Google Earth.

    Exporting the terrain curve/contour from Google Earth to Autodesk is a plus. I have not seen any software that could do it as easily as Plex-Earth. Well-done.

    Thank you for the free trial. Much appreciated

  • Excellent App
    Omar Martin | September 20, 2022


    I work for a global renewable energy company and normally use the app with Auto CAD and Civil 3D.

    I have to say that since I've been using it I've been able to carry out simulations and projects that I couldn't before.

    Like the creation of maps and the integration of Google Earth in both Civil 3D and AutoCAD.

    Now we can not only do that, but we can use it much more and export our projects.

    Also thanks to the support with any problem, especially Nick Chanakoulas. That he has helped me when we have needed it.

    Congratulations for this Excellent App.

  • Excellent Product
    Byron LaBowe | September 14, 2022 Verified Download (What's this?)


    I am a return customer and have been using this product for about six years now. I’ve recently begun to do freelance work in my line of work from my home additionally and knew that I wanted to incorporate Plex.Earth in my drawings, as it has become a standard for most of my submittal items. The customer support has been exceedingly helpful throughout my time with this product. It is a valuable asset for my work.


    -B. LaBowe

    Plex-Earth Team (Publisher) | September 14, 2022

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Byron! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Being on your side throughout time is the purpose of what we do.

  • An helpfull support team
    Alexia LEVEILLE | November 25, 2020

    I often use Plex.Earth to import aerial imagery, and my needs are completely satisfied thanks to this software.

    Furthermore, the support team has alwas respond fully and quickly to my requests, whatever I was dealing with an operational problem or with a question about how purchasing the new 4.

  • Great Team
    Sonny Phakonekham | June 24, 2020

    Been using Plex.Earth for a few years. They have evolved quite a bit since I first used it. I did use a diferent program for a year, but did like it as much.

    Plex.Earth gives me the options to use different maps as well, not just Google Earth. I know I'm not using it to the fullest potential. It saves me time from trying to import and scale the imagery myself, which helps me turn my jobs around quickly for my clients. Definatley pays for itslef in no time. 

    I've had a few issues with the program and Tech Support has always helped me through it. They will follow up on things until the issue is resolved. Hands down one of my favorite apps for importing aerial imagery into CAD and the support is top noch.

  • Very handy plug-in for free-field Solar PV Designers
    Deniz Urla | May 05, 2020

    I am using Plex.Earth since over 4 years now. The results I get from Plex.Earth are always very satisfactory. Software covers many functions, which could be potentially done by several other tools, under one roof. Importing - Exporting KML files, shapes to and from Google Earth, Impoting Terrain for preliminary terrain analysis, generating surfaces from points or contours and importing imagery are my favortie most used functions.

    Recently updated Timeviews option for historical satellite imagery from different sources is quite nice as well. 

    Absolutely best thing of Plex.Earth is the customer support. It is unmatchable and beyond expectations. 

    I would strongly recommend it for professionals working on the Solar PV design area and others, who may find the functions useful to them. 

  • Great plugin for advanced users
    Uros Aleksic | March 11, 2020

    As far as importing image overlays in AutoCAD from various plathformes, or exporting CAD shapes to Google Earth, this is the best and most professional solution there is.

    Many other functions that will sure come to a good use to anyone who uses georeferenced CAD projects, epecially incorporated with advanced GIS tools. Novadays I can not imagine doing my work without it.

    Customer support is amazing as well.

    Thumbs up for all in the PlexEarh team, keep it going so.

    hassan saber | March 28, 2020


  • Great app!
    Brian Bussie | December 09, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works great, very useful features and Timeviews is an awesome feature as well Very glad we invested in Plex.Earth!

  • Very Helpful
    Lucas | June 06, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    For the work that we are doing, Plex.Earth has been a huge help getting clean images to work with. Many times the built in Bing maps AutoCAD uses would be out of date or the imagery blurry, and using PE we have been able to circumvent this delay and had a quality image as reference. Easy to use too!

  • So far, one of the best!
    John Vincent Oriana | May 31, 2019

    With this app,  I enjoyed doing stuff concerning geo maps and by plotting on the autocad, I really think that it will develop my skills so that I can use it further when I am working in a job.

  • Wonderful, Powerful tools must have
    Salwan Abbosh | January 15, 2019

    It's a great tool to use and to have. the power of this tool is to set up a high definition 3D proposal which projects a highly detailed model at once. The great feature in this app is the workflow which makes it so easy to use. PlexEarth thank you so so much for such great tool.


  • PlexEarth is a Must-Have
    Thomas Allred | December 26, 2018

    PlexEarth is the ideal solution to getting quick, yet attractive, imagery into a drawing when using civil 3D, all you need is Google Earth and PlexEarth does the rest with a few on-screen selections. I have not looked back, the days of first downloading the image and then importing into a drawing, then applying a coordinate transformation, and finally referencing the transformed drawing to overlay the image, are long gone.


    Proud PlexEarth user for longer than I can remember ;)


  • Two Thumbs Up!
    Joseph Glick | November 28, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Our CAD Department was excited to get a Nearmap subscription for high definition aerial backgrounds for remote projects that did not have the budget to get topograpgical surveys.  The process of bringing these georeferenced images into Autocad was quite invoved and included several steps.  With 4, this is now accomplished with a few simple mouse clicks. For areas that Nearmap doesn't cover, the google earth image process is just as valuable, saving much time and generating georeferenced images that weren't available before.

    Like the heated seats on my new car, I don't know how I got by without!  And.....the customer service and support is the best!

  • Good service
    afoui anass | November 28, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Great app,

    Thankyou Nick ChanakoulasNicolas Paraskevopoulos from support team ..

  • great updgrade from version 3
    Mark Long | November 14, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    V4 is very easy to navigate.  I do a lot of high res mosaics...the process and downloads are very easy and fast, significantly better U/I than version 3.  Definitely worth the upgrade.  I find many software "updates" are painful changes from what you learned how to use.  V4 here makes things much better.  Well done team!

  • 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.

    Plex-Earth Team (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!

    Plex-Earth Team (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
    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.

    Plex-Earth Team (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.

    Plex-Earth Team (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
    Chris 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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