Readme for the Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2007 Service Pack 3 Extension For Google Earth™

Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension For Google Earth

This Readme contains information regarding the installation and use of this Extension. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply the Extension to your product. For your reference, you should save this Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.

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About the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension For Google Earth

Use the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension for Google Earth to publish a Google Earth model from your Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 design data. You can publish points, alignments, parcels, pipe networks, corridor models, and surfaces. Data is displayed either draped to the ground model, or positioned at an elevation above the ground model, so you can see how your civil data will appear in the real world.

Installing the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension For Google Earth

The Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension For Google Earth is installed to your current Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 folder locations. You must have Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 installed before you can install the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension For Google Earth.

To install this Extension:

  1. Close any open sessions of Autodesk Civil 3D 2007.
  2. If Service Pack 3 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 is not already installed, you must install it prior to installing the SP3 Extension For Google Earth.
  3. Download C3D2007_GoogleEarthPublisher_R3.zip to a local folder on your computer.
  4. Unzip the file using WinZip.
  5. Double-click the setup.exe file to begin the installation.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

The installation process adds a GE Publisher menu to your Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 menu bar. Access the Publish to Google Earth command from this menu.

To use the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension For Google Earth, you should have version 3 or 4 of Google Earth, Google Earth Plus, or Google Earth Pro installed. Google Earth is available from the following website: http://earth.google.com/

Online Help

Online help for the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 SP3 Extension For Google Earth is available by clicking the Help buttons in the dialog boxes. The help file, civil_gep.chm, is installed to the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007\data\PublishKML folder.

Known Issues


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