Plex-Earth 5D

Plex-Earth 5D

Win32 and 64, English

Plexscape
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

For additional information and getting started tutorials, please visit https://plexsca.pe/pe5d/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_SIMPLE

Import an image to cover an area specified in AutoCAD.

PXV_IMAGERY_MOSAIC

Creates a mosaic imagery to cover with multiple high-resolution imagery from the selected provider an area specified in AutoCAD.

PXV_IMAGERY_SHOWMAN

Show the Imagery Manager palette.

PXV_TERRAIN

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

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_VOLUME

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

PXV_TERRAIN_SHOWMAN

Show the Terrain Manager palette.

PXV_TERRAIN_GEN_CONTOURS

Generates elevation contours for the selected terrain.

PXV_TERRAIN_GEN_POINTS

Imports the defining points of the selected terrain.

PXV_TERRAIN_GEN_SUBDMESH

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

PXV_TERRAIN_GEN_VOLUMEBARS

Import a volume surface visualization object.

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_TERRAIN_EXAGGERATE

Exaggerates the selected terrain by a factor.

PXV_LABEL_CONTOURS

Create labels for the specified elevation contours.

PXV_LABEL_ELEV

Create labels to display the terrain elevation on specific positions.

PXV_LABEL_VOL

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

PXV_TERRAIN_ANALYSIS

Perform analysis for the selected surface by elevation, direction or slope.

PXV_TERRAIN_INQUIRY

Display terrain information for a position specified in the drawing.

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_MERGE

Merges the selected images to reduce their size and make their processing easier to 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_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) 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:  https://plexsca.pe/pe5d/appstore/getstarted

To submit a support request: https://plexsca.pe/pe5d/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

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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