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Latest update 19/07/20

VERSION 6.0.9 04/23/2020

A message is shown when Google Earth 7.3.3 or more recent version is installed, asking the user permission to download and install the Google Earth version compatible with CAD-Earth. Fixed problem downloading the main CAD-Earth ARX file.

VERSION 6.0.8 02/06/2020

Fixed crash when saving a drawing file containing a terrain mesh.

VERSION 6.0.7 02/03/2020

Fixed number formatting errors when a comma was used to separate decimal values in the Windows region settings.


The server timeout value was increased to 150 seconds to avoid connection errors when requesting license authorization.


Caught exception errors thrown from the Mesh 3D Viewer to avoid abnormal program termination.

VERSION 6.0.4 11/19/2019

Fixed problem importing images and terrain meshes when the UTM coordinates had negative values.

VERSION 6.0.3 11/15/2019

Fixed wrong coordinates and units when a coordinate system other than WGS84 was chosen to import a mesh from Google Earth.

VERSION 6.0.2 11/06/2019

Added a command to upgrade license. Fixed problem applying the license without administrator privileges. Fixed error applying license by CAD-Earth V5 users.

VERSION 6.0.1 10/10/2019

Fixed problem 'Mesh couldn't be created' when importing a terrain mesh from Google Earth.

VERSION 6.0 10/02/2019

Added a 3D terrain mesh viewer and commands to export the mesh to a LandXML file and to create a mesh from existing 3D faces. A floating licensing system was implemented. Commands added to apply, query and release licenses.

VERSION 5.1.24 08/28/2019

Moved Google Earth interface functions to a separate DLL file to avoid communication errors between Windows 64-bit and Google Earth 32-bit versions.

VERSION 5.1.23 08/09/2019

Recompiled source code to work also with Google Earth 64-bit versions. Setup file was simplified to avoid having to restart the computer after installation.

VERSION 5.1.22

Recompiled source code to run in AutoCAD 2020. Added MSVC*.DLL files for computers that doesn't have them installed.

VERSION 5.1.21

Added an internal function to check that VLAX functions are loaded correctly in AutoCAD at AutoCAD startup.

VERSION 5.1.20

Fixed insertion error when importing/exporting images, objects and terrain meshes when the drawing was georeferenced using AutoCAD commands, specifying the north axis angle different to 90 degrees or scale not equal to one.

VERSION 5.1.19 01/07/2019

Updated DLL and EXE files to target Microsoft .NET Framework 4 to avoid having to install NET Framework 2.0/3.5 in Windows 10.

VERSION 5.1.18 10/29/18

Added a function to automatically download and install Google Earth 32-bit version if it's not installed.

VERSION 5.1.17 10/16/18

COM registry keys added to avoid the error message 'Google Earth class interface couldn't be created" at startup.

VERSION 5.1.16 9/19/18

Windows registry keys for the latest Google Earth version are updated when CAD-Earth starts. The Windows Aero feature and the Google Earth start-up tips were turned off before taking screenshots to avoid some image problems in Windows 7 and Vista.

VERSION 5.1.15 8/01/18

Fixed conection problem with Google Earth at startup.

VERSION 5.1.14 7/18/18

Changed interpolation method from linear to bilinear when calculating elevation from terrain points. Updated link to download the latest Google Earth 32-bit version.

VERSION 5.1.13 5/15/18

Fixed error 'mscorlib: Missing parameter does not have a default value' when importing or inserting terrain meshes from Google Earth.

VERSION 5.1.12 5/11/18

Added option to transform images by skewing or rotating them and a numeric text box to set the total seconds to wait before each screenshot when importing or inserting images. Added option to display or hide the percentage progress bar when capturing images.

VERSION 5.1.11 4/17/18

Fixed problem loading CAD-Earth world files when inserting georefenced images in Civil 3D. Recompiled source code to work in AutoCAD 2019.

VERSION 5.1.10 2/01/18

Fixed image tiles alignment problem when the terrain or 3D Buildings layers in Google Earth were activated.

VERSION 5.1.9 1/31/18

Added a warning message when an incompatible Google Earth version is installed and an option to download the latest compatible Google Earth version.

VERSION 5.1.8 12/12/17

Solved gap between frames problem when importing images from Google Earth when the screen scale factor is not equal to 100%.

VERSION 5.1.7 11/23/17

Added option to change Google Earth graphics mode to DirectX to avoid getting white images.


Fixed divide by zero error when exporting polylines to Google Earth with duplicated vertices.


Added 39 new coordinate systems for the state of Oregon, USA.


Corrected error when importing placemarks with description data stored in XML tables.

VERSION 5.1.3 4/10/17

Compatible with AutoCAD V2018. Increased the default image capturing waiting time from 0.5 seconds to 2 seconds to avoid blank images.

VERSION 5.1.2 2/2/17

Fixed error 0x80004002(E_NOINTERFACE) when trying to connect with the latest Google Earth version and up.

VERSION 5.1.1 10/26/16

Fixed problem with incorrect polygon view extents in Google Earth when processing terrain mesh points.Fixed error reading conversion parameters in a drawing georeferenced with AutoCAD commands.

VERSION 5.1.0 8/15/16

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

VERSION 5.0.1 6/6/16

Fixed error creating terrain meshes when selecting a polyline where the last vertex didn't coincide with the first. Changed default resolution to normal when importing images.

VERSION 5.0 5/5/16

Added support for AutoCAD 2017 32/64 bits and vertical products. Added command to export terrain mesh to LandXML file, which can be imported by Civil 3D and other applications to create surfaces. Added option to group objects by layer name when exporting them to Google Earth. Fixed error when exporting heavy polylines to Google Earth.

VERSION 4.2.4 1/11/16

Google Earth screen is now displayed maximized when taking screenshots to import images.


Fixed incorrect elevations when importing a mesh from Google Earth selecting a coordinate system in meter units and a scale factor in feet.


Fixed some errors creating a profile from a terrain mesh

VERSION 4.2.1 11/26/15

Fixed text language translation error in dialog boxes and messages. Fixed export objects to Google Earth invisibility problem.

VERSION 4.2.0 11/18/15

Fixed freezing problem when terrain meshes had more than 5000 points. Removed option to set mesh grid origin point and distance between grid rows and columns and added option to specify mesh resolution (normal, medium, high, highest) instead.


If an AutoCAD drawing is already georeferenced CAD-Earth will use these parameter values and will not display a 'Drawing not georeferenced' warning message.


The Google Earth web plugin interface has been removed. Now image and terrain meshes are obtained directly from the Google Earth installed in the user's computer.

VERSION 4.1.7 6/8/15

Fixed image resolution problem when importing images from Google Earth server.


Changed server download mode from Server Only to Server and Cache to reduce image download time when the region has been previously processed.


Added option to export text and mtext objects to Google Earth as placemark tags. Added random four letter suffix to image filenames to avoid name duplication when copying the contents of the Images folder to another computer.


Fixed wrong placing of imported images and objects when the variables ANGBASE and ANGDIR had a value different than zero.

VERSION 4.1.3. 10/23/14

Fixed incorrect image size problem when importing images in some cases.

VERSION 4.1.2. 09/25/14

Fixed error when the program installation was cancelled at start.

VERSION 4.1.1. 09/19/14

Fixed freezing problem in some CAD platforms when the CAD-Earth main DLL was loaded. The web message dialog box is shown as a modeless form so it doesn't interfere when a drawing is opened.

Fixed error deleting files after uninstallation.

VERSION 4.1.0. 09/04/14

Added 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.


Fixed problem when a selected open polyline is not accepted when creating a triangulation mesh along a path. Fixed error triangulating a mesh along a path in Windows 8/8.1

VERSION 4.0.4 07/28/14

-Added fixed zoom level equal to 15 to show locations after performing a search typing keyword, directions or latitude/longitude coordinates.

-Fixed freezing problem when drawing profiles from long polylines

-Modified installation setup program to work in Windows 8.1 32/64 bits.

-Added contextual help for CAD-Earth commands

-Fixed error when imagery was not available at the zoom level calculated when importing images.


Image tiles size adjusted and skewed to account for earth's curvature in large areas.

VERSION 4.0.2 UPDATE 04/28/14

-Added functions to get and remove authorization keys in the License Manager typing the username and password from the License Activation Center.

-The dialog boxes and 32 bit functions has been separated in different DLL processes to increase speed and stability.

-Now compatible with AutoCAD 2015.

-Added functions to get and remove authorization keys in the License Manager typing the username and password from the License Activation Center.

-The dialog boxes and 32 bit functions has been separated in different DLL processes to increase speed and stability.

VERSION 4.0 UPDATE 02/05/14


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.

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.

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.

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

VERSION 3.1.6. UPDATE 11/29/13

Added troubleshooting section to help file. Learn how to avoid misplaced images and objects.

Added command to insert georeferenced images.

Fixed freezing dialog box problem in some commands.

Added dialog box to select wich AutoCAD based product to launch with CAD-Earth.

VERSION 3.1.4. UPDATE 11/07/13

NEW Insert georeferenced image command

NEW Option to create world file whem importing images from Google Earth

Added alert message when the selected coordinate system doesn't correspond with the drawing coordinates when importing objects from Google Earth.


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