What can I do with CAD-Earth?


  • New CAD-Earth V5.1 Just Released

    Added commands to insert images, objects and terrain meshes without georeferencing, especifying insertion units and conversion to meter factor. Added option to insert and import images with relative, full or no path.

    Export terrain meshes from Google earth to Civil 3D

    Now you can export a CAD-Earth terrain mesh (imported from Google Earth) to a LandXML file, which can be imported by Civil 3D and other software products to create surfaces.


    Group CAD entities exported to Google Earth by their layer name

    A folder will be created in Google Earth for each layer found containing the exported CAD entities. You can then edit folder color, style and visibility to change the properties of the contained entities.

    Import georeferenced images and terrain meshes

    Now you can import georeferenced images and terrain meshes exactly as you see them in them in Google Earth. If you have placemarks, polygons, image overlays or routes in Google Earth they will appear in the image imported to your CAD application.


    No need to georeference your drawing twice

    If an AutoCAD drawing is already georeferenced you will not have to georeference it again using CAD-Earth commands.


    Mesh creation has been simplified

    You will no longer have to specify the grid origin point and distance between rows and columns to create a mesh. Now you just have to specify the mesh resolution (normal, medium, high or highest) and optionally the grid rotation when importing terrain meshes from Google Earth.


    You can get this update free of charge from our download web page. (The CAD-Earth trial version will run as a registered version if the activation key is already applied. You will not lose your license activation key or evaluation period if you install this update).

  • Preview position of selected drawing entities in a map

    Ability to preview position of selected drawing entities in a map when selecting a coordinate system to georeference a drawing. Drawing entities can be moved, scaled or rotated in the map until they match the site.

  • Process images up to 10x faster

    Process images up to 10x faster from different providers (Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ovi) in satellite, map or hybrid image mode in normal, medium, high or highest resolution.

  • Map Control for drawing entities

    New map control where you can preview drawing entities in the real world. You can move, scale and rotate reference entities in real time until they match the exact location.

  • Commands to georeference a drawing

    Avoid misplaced images or objects using new commands to georeference a drawing by locating entities in a map or selecting two points and typing their latitude/longitude coordinates.

  • Optimized “import terrain mesh” command

    The command to import terrain mesh from Google Earth has been greatly optimized for speed and performance.

  • Insert georeferenced images

    If you have image files with the corresponding world file containing spatial data information you can accurately place them in the drawing automatically applying XY scale and translation transformations.

  • Get contour lines, profiles and sections from Google Earth™ (Plus version).

    You can create a terrain configuration mesh inside an existing closed polyline or along a polyline path calculating point elevations from Google Earth™. By specifying the origin point, rotation angle and distance between rows and columns, the mesh density and precision can be adjusted. The resulting mesh can be processed to obtain contour lines, dynamic profile and section drawings, complete with annotations.

  • Export CAD screenshots to Google Earth™

    Users can export CAD drawings to Google Earth™ as image overlays. Those image captures can be in full color, grayscale or B&W, and are compatible as major image formats (BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF). Background color can be completely transparent or customized to your desired color. Screenshots can be also taken in sections to increase the quality of the final image resolution.