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Importing into Google Earth

rgarand
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Is anyone else having problems importing models into google earth? Specifically I am able to import my model into google earth, but it ends up far away from the actual location where it should be. I have set up my project location with all of the correct parameters and correct sea level elevations. When I click "Show in Google Maps" it goes to the correct location.

Am I missing something?
Robert J. Garand
Dale Gardon Design
ArchiCAD USA 21-Build 4022 USA FULL
Windows 7 Prof (64 bit)
Intel i7-5820K CPU 3.30 GHz (32 GB RAM)
NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (4GB RAM)
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Anonymous
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I'm having a similar challenge.

I'm able to get my model to show up in the right neighborhood in Google Earth, but since my model is not right on the origin, google is placing the model file origin on the coordinates.

Since I don't want to move my model in Archicad, it would be great to nudge it in Google Earth. But I can't figure out how to do that.

Thanks.

rgarand
Participant
After screwing around with my model, I did find out that Google Earth will locate your model around the, non movable, origin point within ArchiCAD. So you need to move your model...which can be a pain.

We have started placing our front door on the archicad origin. Now the models drop where they are supposed to drop. We do have to adjust the elevation so it nestles into google earth correctly. I do not think the google earth topo mesh is very accurate, at least not as accurate as our topo we model in archicad.

Good luck.
Robert J. Garand
Dale Gardon Design
ArchiCAD USA 21-Build 4022 USA FULL
Windows 7 Prof (64 bit)
Intel i7-5820K CPU 3.30 GHz (32 GB RAM)
NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (4GB RAM)

Anonymous
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I've also been experiencing problems with importing so after coming to this forum I placed my model on the origin and tried again. The problem I'm experiencing is now it's even further away from where I want it. Has anyone had any issues with this?

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