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Google Earth/Archicad Connection - AC 24 - 64 bit

PB
Contributor
Hopes raised when I saw this article:

https://graphisoft.com/us/the-powerful-google-earth-archicad-connection

More specifically: "recently GRAPHISOFT has released the add-on for the 64-bit Windows and Mac versions!"

...but where is this unicorn add-on?

Can't locate it either on Graphisoft's website or through general searching on Google...

Can anyone point us in the right direction?

Wishing all of us a healthy & happy 2021
AC25. Twinmotion.
IMac Pro, OS11
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
It is unfortunate that the article you linked to does not have a date on it. But, you'll notice that it refers to ARCHICAD 15... 9 versions ago, when the Google Earth connection did indeed work. I don't know about the current add-on...
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.1, iMac Pro

PB
Contributor
Indeed Karl, you are right: For some bizarre reason I thought it was a recent article.

If anyone can point to a method for getting a 3D terrain from Google earth into ArchiCAD on a Mac that does not involve passing through other paid software please let me know - I’d be most grateful !

Edit: Or software that is not overly costly, or involves a significant learning curve...
AC25. Twinmotion.
IMac Pro, OS11

Anonymous
Not applicable
Half a year later I too searched for this unicorn connection.

It's mentioned, but it's dead. Or not even there from 17 forwards. The current import via .KMZ is a broken mess IMHO-

It was a brilliant thing for small scale and rapid prototyping. Well tough luck, they took take awesome things away, or let them die in this case?

The connection was shafted. No elevator here.

Make a snapshot import that. you Don't get terrain but it is kinda okay and works. Just not due to any value created by Graphisoft.

Should I be wrong guys in hungary, please make a short youtube video how to export from google earth the .KMZ. Because THIS is nowhere mentioned. Just 'import the file'....

Cheers and happy enduring everyone.

Singing off,
Disgruntled Archicad Customer.

Anonymous
Not applicable
PB wrote:
Indeed Karl, you are right: For some bizarre reason I thought it was a recent article.

If anyone can point to a method for getting a 3D terrain from Google earth into ArchiCAD on a Mac that does not involve passing through other paid software please let me know - I’d be most grateful !

Edit: Or software that is not overly costly, or involves a significant learning curve...

Here is the 'easy' new way apparently for 3D

PB
Contributor
Thanks - but this method only imports a 2D image: Is it really so difficult to bring the topo information in Google earth into ArchiCAD? (by that I mean topographic 3D terrain...)

...perhaps it's a closely guarded secret only available to a secret cabal of ArchiCAD users......!
AC25. Twinmotion.
IMac Pro, OS11

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