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Google Earth connectivity add-on for ArchiCAD10

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Dear All,

I am glad to inform you that the native ArchiCAD 10 compatible Google Earth add-on is available for download. Although, it is still in beta phase, we would like to share it with you, and ask for your contribution in the testing and evaluation process. Please, feel free to share your thoughts either in this thread or in a personal message. All comments are welcome, I am eager to get your feedback how we can make this tiny add-on as useful as possible.


Usage: The Google Earth – ArchiCAD data exchange is quite similar to Sketchup:

- Download the following file and unpack it:
GE Connectivity Add-on for Archicad 10

- Backup and then replace the “GSXML.dll” file in your ArchiCAD 10 folder and copy the “Google Earth In-Out.apx” under the [Add-Ons\Import-Export] folder.

- Download and install the latest Google Earth program (http://earth.google.com)

- Create Google Earth placemarks, polygons, or paths. (Polygons and paths can be generated from Google Earth Plus or Pro) and export them.

- In ArchiCAD you can either open or merge the Google Earth KMZ/KML file.

- Once you have positioned your model, switch to 3D view and save your work into Google Earth format.

It’s quite simple, isn’t it?


Note: Macintosh platform is not supported yet, but we will soon release the compatible version.
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TomWaltz
Newcomer
Nice to see the Mac version is "coming soon"
Tom Waltz

Matthew Lohden
Newcomer
PeterKis wrote:
Note: Macintosh platform is not supported yet, but we will soon release the compatible version.
Good to hear. At least I've got XP on my MacBook Pro.
Matthew Lohden
Consultant, SF CA

MacPro 8core 32GB Radeon 5870
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, XP32, Win 7x64

Thomas Holm
Booster
Matthew wrote:
PeterKis wrote:
Note: Macintosh platform is not supported yet, but we will soon release the compatible version.
Good to hear. At least I've got XP on my MacBook Pro.
SSHHH, Matthew, don't tell them that! They might feel they don't need to develop for the Mac anymore!
AC4.1-AC24SWE-25INT; OSX11.5; MP5,1+MBP16,1

Link
Enthusiast
This is great, but where do we send our beta test reports?

There's already a problem of not being able to select anything in the 3D window after exporting.

I'd also like to know how we can upload our 3D models to the Google server along with placemarks for the public to view.

Cheers,
Link.
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Link wrote:
This is great, but where do we send our beta test reports?

There's already a problem of not being able to select anything in the 3D window after exporting.

I'd also like to know how we can upload our 3D models to the Google server along with placemarks for the public to view.

Cheers,
Link.
"Please, feel free to share your thoughts either in this thread or in a personal message. All comments are welcome, I am eager to get your feedback how we can make this tiny add-on as useful as possible."

3D Models can be uploaded to Warehouse with Sketchup free.

Regs,
Peter

Link
Enthusiast
"Please, feel free to share your thoughts either in this thread or in a personal message. All comments are welcome, I am eager to get your feedback how we can make this tiny add-on as useful as possible."
OK - thanks. In that case please accept the selction (or lack thereof) bug.

I would also like to ask how the orientation of the resulting Google Earth view is determined. I have tried all different kinds of perspective and axonometric angles.
3D Models can be uploaded to Warehouse with Sketchup free.
Are you saying that we are unable to do this in ArchiCAD? If not, will this be available to us, or is it just that they are the same company?

Cheers,
LInk.
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GSHQfadmin
Newcomer
You can use the exported KMZ/KML files only in Google Earth. Sketchup is inavitable right now, because Warehouse accepts only skp (SketchUp) files.

I've reproduced the selection problem I will upload the corrected version ASAP.

Peter

GSHQfadmin
Newcomer
Link wrote:
I would also like to ask how the orientation of the resulting Google Earth view is determined. I have tried all different kinds of perspective and axonometric angles.
Camera orientation information is not transferred yet. In a later revision we will implement this feature.

Joseph Harouni
Newcomer
Is Mac version coming?
joseph
macbook pro l3"
with touch strip
OS X 10.13.2
ac 21

We are all waiting patiently for the MAC version. Any idea when it will be released for AC10?

grenderer
Newcomer
Richard wrote:
We are all waiting patiently for the MAC version. Any idea when it will be released for AC10?
Yes, I think most of us will agree that Apple/Mac has gone out way of their way to accomodate PC users. It would be nice to see some reciprocation on programs like this and more, no?;0)

Grenderer

PatriciaLe_o
Newcomer
Hello! I tried with a project we already finished and it worked pretty well! I think it must be very useful, specially on more urbanized places. And with better models, as well!
MontagemMeco12.jpg
Patricia Leão

AC21 INT Full
MacOSHighSierra

Matthew Lohden
Newcomer
Have I missed something or is there still no word on the Mac version?
Matthew Lohden
Consultant, SF CA

MacPro 8core 32GB Radeon 5870
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, XP32, Win 7x64

SdNA
Newcomer
A question,

im a student, and im using ArchiCAD 10 for 5 months now I think. Im trying to work with Cinema 4D and MaxonForm so I can change objects for ArchiCAD.

Now I downloaded this Google Earth Addon to give it a try (cause I dont know SketchUp) Now my problem is: I can only get the Markship Logo in Archicad, no pictures of buildings or what so ever.

What am I doing wrong here?

Regardz, SdNA
AutoCAD Student / ArchiCAD Student

Graeme Barr
Newcomer
I recently saw an example of a building site surrounds modelled with archicad with the google earth image set over the top of the mesh. So what the architect did was lift up the mesh where there were hills and surrounding buildings were lifted also.

This gave a very real looking site context for the archicad building model. I hope to try this approach soon.
Graeme Barr
Architect
AC6-17 Imac 3.1 8GB RAM AMD Radeon Graphics HD OSX Yosemite and a PC.

chriszolezzi
Newcomer
I have actually been doing this sort of thing for years by a different method.

First I open Google earth and turn off the terrain then I save high resolution Arial pictures into a folder so that I can tile them together later in Photoshop. Once I finish tiling the images into one large image and crop it I insert it into ArchiCad first as a “Figure”. Then once I have scaled the image to match up with the Topo that I did I can use the dimensions of the figure to scale the material that I make out of the same image. When all is said and done the ArchiCad mesh looks just like Google earth and we can then use it in renderings, fly through, and sun studies.
lots google.jpg
ArchiCAD 22, HP Z840 64bit dual Hexicore Intel Xeon E5-2643 3.4GHz (hyperthreaded to 24 cores), 128GB ram, Windows 7, Dual NVIDIA Quatro P5000 graphics running three 24" displays.

chriszolezzi
Newcomer
Matthew wrote:
Have I missed something or is there still no word on the Mac version?
The mac version has been out for a little while now and the bugs are all worked out. You need to download it and have some fun. I think it is the most useful tool for the money out there.
ArchiCAD 22, HP Z840 64bit dual Hexicore Intel Xeon E5-2643 3.4GHz (hyperthreaded to 24 cores), 128GB ram, Windows 7, Dual NVIDIA Quatro P5000 graphics running three 24" displays.

gerstenlaub
Newcomer
chriszolezzi wrote:
The mac version has been out for a little while now and the bugs are all worked out. You need to download it and have some fun. I think it is the most useful tool for the money out there.
Oh, great!

Where can I find the download link?
gerstenlaub
AC15 CHE, iMac 27", OS X 10.7.5

__archiben
Newcomer
chriszolezzi wrote:
The mac version has been out for a little while now and the bugs are all worked out. You need to download it and have some fun. I think it is the most useful tool for the money out there.
not according to this it hasn't:

http://www.graphisoft.com/products/archicad/solutions/su_plugin_download.html

where are you getting your information from?!

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