Publish to Google Earth
The Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2007 Extension for Google Earth™ allows you to publish intelligent Civil 3D objects (geometry and metadata) including points, parcels, alignments, corridor models, surfaces, and hydraulic networks directly from Civil 3D to Google Earth. Through the wizard-driven interface, you have complete control over what data you want to publish and how you want it to display including symbology and elevation.
Share Data with Extended Teams
The Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Extension for Google Earth creates a .KML file which can be opened in Google Earth. You can simply email a view of your project to colleagues from within Google Earth, or you can share your project with an extended team by storing it on a network or web-server.
Navigate Your Site
Once in Google Earth you can add layers of available data including buildings, transportation systems, roads, etc to view your project within the context of the surrounding area. When using the Extension, all Civil 3D objects are published as placemarks allowing you to quickly locate and navigate to a specific place on your project site. You can also create drive-throughs along road centerlines and save snapshot views of your project site from different vantage points.
Deliver Winning Presentations
Enhance the realism of your Google Earth visualizations by associating points in your Civil 3D model with realistic 3D content such as light poles along a street, houses, or cars. For example, you can associate all Civil 3D points with the description “tree” with a .KML file of a tree.
Intelligent Coordinate Systems
Publish your data using the coordinate system already specified in your drawing, pick from over 100 coordinate systems at publishing time, or apply a user-defined coordinate system. The Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Extension for Google Earth will automatically transform your data to the Google Earth Lat/Long WGS84 coordinate system for geographically accurate placement within Google Earth.
Using the wizard driven interface in the Extension, you can specify properties such as line color and width, and fill color and style for each object type you want to publish. Once in Google Earth, you maintain full control over the display of the Civil 3D data including changing line color, line width, fill color, and transparency of objects.