PlexEarth Tools 2.0 Beta Available

A day ago I spoke to them of the novelties that the 2.0 version of PlexEarth Tools for AutoCAD would bring, one of the most practical developments that I have seen on Google Earth on the part of a member of the AutoDesk Developer Network (ADN). Download The beta version has been released today. it can be downloaded, test and what is important in these stages: report possible bugs.

What's New in This Release

It is interesting that this Beta version is free while the commercial version is released, according to what I have been told, at the beginning of June of 2010. He who falls asleep can not lower it.

Of the best regarding what I saw a few days ago: Now it is available in Spanish and other languages ​​supported by AutoCAD such as:

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Czech
  • Polish
  • Hungarian
  • Ruso
  • Japanese
  • Chino
  • Korean

Of course, this version does not run on AutoCAD 2009 or earlier, but on 2010 and 2011. It works on:

  • AutoCAD® 2010-2011
  • AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010-2011
  • AutoCAD® Map 3D 2010-2011
  • AutoCAD® Architecture 2010-2011Price and licensesI do not know the price of the license, we'll know until June. What I do know is that there will no longer be only one type of license but a Pro and a Premium will be handled, which I think is good for escalating prices. I was also informed by one of its creators, who will give special discounts to those who download the beta version and register it.

    The Pro version: This will include the features of interaction with Google Earth images, things that until now I have not seen another application perform so clearly:

    • Create mosaic of images, either over rectangular regions, inside a polygon or along a path.
    • Import image as an individual item, in the extension of a specific site.
    • Export georeferenced images in AutoCAD to Google Earth.
    • Export objects to Google Earth
    • Draw from AutoCAD points, polygons or routes taking Google Earth in the background.
    • Digitize directly on Google Earth, with snap option, to draw on the dwg.

    Plex earth tools autocad

    I am fascinated by the practicality of this version, since it is now possible to download image in mosaic or also based on a polygon.

    Plex earth tools autocad

    El Video hanging on Yutube It is very practical, it also shows how you can download raster for a tiled roadway or also along a route (Path).

    Plex earth tools autocad

    Plex earth tools autocad

    The Premium version: In this, the functionalities of digital model will be added, even being with a basic version of AutoCAD, PlexEarth Tools adds these functionalities that can only be done from Civil3D.

    • Import terrain points and contour lines (Contour lines)
    • Create surfaces, this from points, breaklines or elevation texts.
    • Calculation of volumes between surfaces
    • Level curves, as in Civil3D
    • Assign elevations to points and create 3D Polylines Along a path.
    • Label contours, surface dimensions, or volumes.
    • It also has a tool for reading slope or elevation information, as well as calculating the area or distance.
    • Both these surfaces can be imported from Google Earth, or with another program, such as Civil3D.

    Download PlexEarth.

  • This article talks about the News from PlexEarth 2.5

4 Replies to "PlexEarth Tools 2.0 Beta Available"

  1. Great contribution, especially for preliminary surveys

  2. Well yes, it comes with your manual. Although this is a Beta version, the final one is not yet available.

  3. Beta is also available for AutoCAD 2010 and 2011 64 bits.

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