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CADtoEarth for Autodesk® Inventor®

CADtoEarth for Autodesk® Inventor® is part of a family of add-ins that establish a bidirectional connection between CAD environments and Google Earth™, Google Maps™ or Cesium™. 

CADtoEarth allows users to create personal accounts in the CADtoEarth web community and provides individual control over the visibility of uploaded data.

Below is the partial list of what you can expect from the tool:

  • Import a section of surface from Google Earth or Cesium into modeling session with applied satellite imagery;
  • Get information about building layer from Google Earth or Cesium;
  • Place your 3D structure on the imported surface within modeling session and then upload it back to Google Earth or Cesium;


  • Direct access to the surface profile with ground elevations
  • Automated process of uploading Inventor model to Google Earth or Cesium
  • Ability to visualize Inventor models in a 3D view of Google Earth or Cesium environment

Target Industries:  Industrial Machinery, AEC, Consumer products

Compatible with Autodesk products: Autodesk® Inventor® 2017, Autodesk® Inventor® 2016, Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Inventor® 2014, Autodesk® Inventor® 2013

Integration: Fully integrated with the Autodesk Inventor application environment.

Languages:  English

Countries:  USA


Additional information:

Company Information:

AMC Bridge is a leading provider of software development services in the areas of computer aided design, engineering and manufacturing. Our clients have benefited from our expertise in the fields of mathematical modeling, analytical geometry, 3D graphics, finite elements and structural analysis, as well as data and process management.

Contact Information 
AMC Bridge LLC
10 Lake Shore Drive S., Randolph, NJ, 07869, USA