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Help with Google Earth Connections

Enrico Bonilauri
Newcomer
Hi everybody,
I'm just emerging from a very frustrating couple of hours trying to connect AC12 with Google Earth, which is supposedly made easy by the Google Earth Connections, until I actually tried to do it.

Of course, being a Mac user, I had to use a Win AC12 installed on a virtual machine, otherwise no connections at all.

So I had to install everything on my virtual machine: a second AC12, a second GE, and finally the Google Earth connections.

When I tried to test it, I managed to easily import an object from the 3D warehouse (a bath tub, yay!!!). But when I tried to actually import the ground information from a random location in GE, AC gave me an error:"There was an error communicating with the Google Earth Application".

Any suggestion?


Thanks!

Enrico
Enrico Bonilauri

Emu Systems
http://www.emu.systems
Co-Founder, CPO
Mac Book Pro
OSX 10.14.4, AC12 - 19
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Enrico Bonilauri
Newcomer
So... My AC and Google Earth did not want to become friends.
So I tried to bring in SketchUp, I though: it's by Google, so it should have met Mr. GE already, but there was just no way.

So I've uninstalled AC and GE for the 10th time now. I'll re-install AC12, GE, GE Conntections, and Sketchup.

PLEASE: has anyone ever been able to connect GE and AC? Is it doable? Is it just my virtual machine?

Thanks!
Enrico Bonilauri

Emu Systems
http://www.emu.systems
Co-Founder, CPO
Mac Book Pro
OSX 10.14.4, AC12 - 19

Enrico Bonilauri
Newcomer
I've managed to create a placemark in GE with AC, saved it, and merged it in AC.

Now my file has a GE placemark symbol on the ground floor, but still no terrain information or satellite picture.

See attached image of what it looks like now.

If anyone has ever used it, please help!


Thanks a lot!

Enrico
Enrico Bonilauri

Emu Systems
http://www.emu.systems
Co-Founder, CPO
Mac Book Pro
OSX 10.14.4, AC12 - 19

Samovar
Newcomer
I think it's a long-standing problem: see

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=16245
ArchiCAD 17
INT 3002 FULL
WIN 7 (64) Dell Precision T1500
CorelDraw X3

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Hi Enrico,

There is no problem with GE, SU and AC communicating properly under Windows.

The problem you are encountering is probably an issue related to your virtual machine (I am 90% sure). If you are using Parallels, for example, you can launch applications belonging to the other operating system from whichever environment you are using. It sounds like you are not getting a 'pure' Windows environment in that both SU and AC are attempting to launch Google Earth on the Mac side.

See the attached screenshot for a Parallels VM configuration. If you are using Fusion, someone else will have to help. Try clearing the checkbox for "Share Mac OS X applications with Windows" and see if that resolves the problem.

Karl
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.1, iMac Pro

Enrico Bonilauri
Newcomer
Thanks! I changed the VM settings, however the result remains the same: AC only shows a GE placemark, see attached picture (which I forgot to attach last time).
Enrico Bonilauri

Emu Systems
http://www.emu.systems
Co-Founder, CPO
Mac Book Pro
OSX 10.14.4, AC12 - 19

Enrico Bonilauri
Newcomer
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Enrico Bonilauri

Emu Systems
http://www.emu.systems
Co-Founder, CPO
Mac Book Pro
OSX 10.14.4, AC12 - 19

Djordje
Booster
Had the same issue ...

... of course when it is a crunch time.

It did work - properly - in ArchiCAD 11.

12 just reports that it cannon communicate with Google Earth. Both 12 INT and GE are updated and current.

I am downloading the AddOn for 13, but doubt it will be different ...

Isn't there anybody to check that the stuff works before it's posted for download? And, BTW - the movies describing the process are still the same old ones from the ArchiCAD 11 times.
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

Greg A_ Blunier
Participant
I was trying to get ArchiCAD 13 and Google Earth to work together under Parallels and could import from the 3D Warehouse but not bring in the site from Google Earth.
What finally fixed it for me was installing Google Earth 5.0 (not 5.1). Then I could connect from ArchiCAD 13.
ArchiCAD 22 USA Full and ArchiCAD 7

Windows 10

Djordje
Booster
It is a problem with the plugin and the Google Earth version.

5.0.x works, 5.1.x does not.

Tried in 12 and 13 Int, Windows 32bit.

Neither the plugin says that it works only with Google Earth 5.0.x, nor it states that anywhere on the download site.
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

Valery W
Newcomer
Deplorable situation. Google does not provide a distributiv, that can be stored on your computer (installation takes place via the Internet), and Graphisoft does not update the Add-On for new versions of Google Earth.
The question arises then, why do need this Add-on? Who, moreover, buried wonderful "SketchUp for ArchiCAD" Add-on.

GSHQfadmin
Newcomer
Djordje wrote:
It is a problem with the plugin and the Google Earth version.

5.0.x works, 5.1.x does not.

Tried in 12 and 13 Int, Windows 32bit.

Neither the plugin says that it works only with Google Earth 5.0.x, nor it states that anywhere on the download site.
The updated AC13 compatible version is available on GS site:
http://www.graphisoft.com/products/archicad/addons/google_earth/ge_earth_connections_download.html

It works with 5.0 or later Google Earth version

dsynth
Newcomer
i don't seem to understand why the archicad12 cant connect with Google earth it keeps giving me the error message " there was an error communicating with the Google earth application" please i'm frustrated jumping from one software to another trying to find a stable program that will supply my needs. i don't seem to understand the proffered solution in this forum as i tried archicad12 with Google earth 5.0 it still did not work.
pls, any genius's help will be appreciated thanks!

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