Plex-Earth 2023

Plex-Earth 2023

Win32 and 64, English

Plex-Earth
The all-powerful AutoCAD plugin gives you the best and most up-to-date 3D satellite & aerial view from Google Earth and the world's premium providers, such as Airbus, Maxar, Hexagon, and Nearmap.

General Usage Instructions

Plex-Earth consists of 5 parts

1. Georeferencing

2. Importing Imagery

3. Importing Terrain

4. Timeviews (monitor an area or project over time)

5. Google Earth Visualization

For additional information and getting started tutorials, please visit https://plexsca.pe/pe23/appstore/getstarted

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

PXV_SIGN_IN

Start a new Plex-Earth session.

PXV_GEO

Specify the georeference of the project/drawing.

PXV_QUICKVIEW

View Google Maps imagery for the current viewport or a specific area in drawing.

PXV_IMAGERY

Import an image to cover an area specified in Autodesk® AutoCAD®.

PXV_IMAGERY_MANAGER

Show the Imagery Manager palette.

PXV_TERRAIN

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

PXV_TERRAIN_MANAGER

Show the Terrain Manager palette.

PXV_TERRAIN_FROMOBJECTS

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

PXV_TERRAIN_FROMFILE

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

PXV_TERRAIN_FROMMESH

Creates a surface from a mesh object selected in AutoCAD.

PXV_TERRAIN_SNAP

Snaps objects to the selected terrain.

PXV_TERRAIN_DRAPEIMAGE

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

PXV_GE_VIEWSYNC

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

PXV_GE_VIEWAREA

Zooms Google Earth into a specified area of the drawing.

PXV_GE_VIEWPOINT

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

PXV_GE_VIEWCAM

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

PXV_GE_VIEWLINE

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

PXV_GE_PLACEMARK

Create Placemarks in Google Earth for positions specified in AutoCAD.

PXV_GE_PATH

reate Paths in Google Earth for positions specified in AutoCAD.

PXV_GE_POLYGON

Create Polygons in Google Earth for positions specified in AutoCAD.

PXV_IMPORT_KML

Imports objects from Google Earth files (KML and KMZ) in AutoCAD.

PXV_EXPORT_KML

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

PXV_EXPORT_KMZ3D

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

PXV_IMPORT_PHOTO

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

PXV_WORLDFILE_IMPORT

Imports images into AutoCAD based on their accompanying World File.

PXV_WORLDFILE_EXPORT

Saves an accompanying World File for any image selected in AutoCAD.

PXV_RASTER_TRIM

Trim the borders of the selected images.

PXV_RASTER_REPLACE

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

PXV_RASTER_MERGE

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

PXV_RASTER_CLIPCREATE

Creates a new clipping boundary for the selected images.

PXV_RASTER_CLIPREMOVE

Deletes the clipping boundary from the selected images.

PXV_RASTER_CLIPON

Activates the clipping boundary of the selected images.

PXV_RASTER_CLIPOFF

Deactivates the clipping boundary of the selected images.

PXV_ACCOUNT

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

PXV_NETWORK

Change proxy settings to your internet connection.

PXV_SIGN_OUT

Sign out from the current session of Plex-Earth.

PXV_HELP

Videos, tutorials, and help articles to get to know Plex-Earth.

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 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: Plex-Earth
Support Contact: support@plexscape.com

Author/Company Information

Plex-Earth

Support Information

Online documentation and tutorials: https://plexsca.pe/pe23/appstore/getstarted

To submit a support request: https://plexsca.pe/pe23/appstore/ticketsubmit

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

Sales Team: sales@plexscape.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

23.0.8231

- Improvements regarding the speed of Timeviews functionality. - Automatic saving of accompanying geo files has been stopped. - Fixed the issue about Drone product details that in some cases was not be displayed correctly. - Fixed a problem with the rasterization of clipped imagery, which was causing magenta pixels to appear in some places.

23.0.8210

- Google Earth registry fixes in setup - Fixed an error when trying to create a surface from Mesh or File - Fixed an error that allowed a command to continue without selecting a coordinate system

23.0.8172

- Support for AutoCAD 2023 - Cesium as a new terrain provider - Google Earth available as a terrain provider - Introduced Google Maps imagery mosaic creation at maximum zoom level 21 - Improvements in terrain volume analysis - Volume labels that show the number of cubic units that need to be cut/filled per sampled grid cell are now available.

5.5.7942

- Imagery: Support of .TIF/.TFW in raster image creation from mosaics - Imagery: A pop-up wait window is now displayed during the "Convert to Raster" procedure - Export KML/KMZ/3D: Improved handling of BlockReferences that belong in Frozen or Hidden/Off layers - Printing: Fixed a situation where imagery in rotated viewports on Layouts could not be printed - Fixed an eRegappIdNotFound error that occurred in some drawings

5.5

- First release of Plex-Earth 5D - Improved mosaic capabilities New Features: - Timeline feature that allows users to view the most recent or historical imagery from Airbus and Maxar - Ability to create raster images directly from mosaic imagery - Improved mosaic capabilities

5.4

New Features: - Introduced advanced image adjustment capabilities - Ability to view and plot multiple mosaics at the same time - Users can now choose which image cutout areas to remove graphically, from within the drawing. - Users can now select mosaic tiles from within the drawing - Support for AutoCAD 2022 Fixes: - Issue with tile boundary (grid lines) visibility in mosaic plotting - Issue with imagery transparency in Realistic and Conceptual visual styles - Removed the "By Objects" option from imagery creation

5.3

- Initial release

4.9

- Support for AutoCAD 2021 and verticals.

4.8

- Now with Timeviews™, for newest-possible images (and look back in time!) - Enhanced for multi-monitor setups - Squashes 2 minor bugs

4.5

- Added support for AutoCAD 2020 - Enhanced KML importing and exporting - Enhanced fully-textured terrain importing from Google Earth - New Feature: Copy objects from Google Earth into AutoCAD - Significant improvements in Map Explorer - Fixes 2 minor bugs

4.3

- Major improvements in KML importing and exporting - Major improvements in Map Explorer - Fixes minor bugs

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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