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Problems with GoogleEarth interface

Is there a tutorial for the Progecad/GoogleEarth interface? We are having problems with the following:

Progecad interfaces to GoogleEarth, but NOT to GoogleEarthPro. It doesn't even recognize that GoogleEarthPro is running. How do we make this work?

We are having problems figuring out how to take an existing drawing and export it to GoogleEarth (figuring out the lat-long offsets) the result doesn't line up where we want it. How do we do this?

When we do get the drawing into GoogleEarth (mis-aligned) some lines from the drawing don't show up. Why? What do we do about this?

I have KML files containing GPS Survey data that I would like to use as a basis for a new drawing, eventually to be ported to Google Earth. Is it possible to import a KML or KMZ file into progecad? How?
asked 2 years ago in progeCAD by jmcintyre / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (2 points)

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There is not a specific tutorial for that particular command however the PDF tutorial we offer has a chapter in it for Google Earth integration with progeCAD Pro. The one you want is Inside progeCAD located here: http://www.progecad.us/index.pl?id=3693

We also published a similar article on the blog a few years back, located here:
answered 2 years ago by Scott H / Level: Engineering Manager (5,713 points)
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Dear progeCAD Customer,

here's the procedure to correctly import your 3D model in Google Earth:

1 . 2D objects that you want to export to Google Earth have to be polylines (you have to convert simple lines into polylines via the PEDIT command.)

2 . A thickness has to be assigned to the polyline (e.g. 50), you could do it from the Property panel. Only this way they will be displayed.

3 . Place the object to be exported with a benchmark , having " comfortable" renown coordinates (e.g. 10,10)

4 . Open Google Earth
- Access the TOOLS > OPTIONS menu
- In the 3D VIEW tab, set DISPLAY LAT / LONG value to DECIMAL DEGREES

5 . From Google Earth , use the ADD PLACEHOLDER (the YELLOW button with the symbol in the toolbar of Google Earth), to see the exact coordinate of the insertion point of the crated 3D object .

6 . In progeCAD, run the Pubblish to Google Hearth command and fill out the following:
- DWG LOCATION X:10 and Y:10 (referring to the benchmark)
- EARTH POSITION IN DECIMAL DEGREES : Copy and paste the values ​​for Longitude and Latitude that you got in Google Earth (making sure that there are no spaces or the ° degree symbol)
- Save the KMZ file

7 . Open the file in Google Earth

NOTE: For the orientation angle, usually the positive Y axis corresponds to the direction of North , it is therefore necessary to rotate the object within the DWG file, before exporting it to KMZ, to correctly align it.

You will be able to export your 3D Models, created in progeCAD 2013 Professional, only to the standard version of the Google Earth, not to Google Earth Pro. It was forwarded to the Development Team. They will consider it in the definition of a future, yet not defined, progeCAD version.

You won't be able to import KML format document in progeCAD, it is a specific format recognized by the Google Earth software.

Thank you for paying attention.
answered 2 years ago by progeCAD / Level: Engineering Manager (3,688 points)

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