How to Publish DWG to Google Earth with PublishDWGtoGE
PublishDWGtoGE is a free tool that allows you to convert DWG files to KML or KMZ files for viewing in Google Earth. You can download the tool from here[^3^]. To use PublishDWGtoGE, you need to have AutoCAD 2007 or later installed on your computer.
Here are the steps to publish DWG to Google Earth with PublishDWGtoGE:
Extract the PublishDWGtoGE.zip file to a folder on your computer.
Open AutoCAD and load the DWG file that you want to publish.
Type PUBLISHDWGTOGE at the command line and press Enter.
Select the objects that you want to publish and press Enter.
Specify the output file name and location. You can choose to save the file as KML or KMZ format.
Specify the coordinate system for the DWG file. You can choose from a list of predefined coordinate systems or enter a custom one.
Specify the scale factor for the output file. You can use the default value of 1 or enter a different value.
Specify the transparency for the output file. You can use the default value of 0 or enter a value between 0 and 100.
Specify the altitude mode for the output file. You can choose from ClampToGround, RelativeToGround, or Absolute.
Wait for the conversion process to finish. A message will appear when it is done.
Open Google Earth and load the output file. You should see your DWG file overlaid on the map.
PublishDWGtoGE is a simple and useful tool for publishing DWG files to Google Earth. It can help you visualize your designs in a realistic environment and share them with others. However, it has some limitations, such as:
It does not support 3D objects, blocks, hatches, or text.
It does not preserve colors, linetypes, or lineweights.
It does not handle curved objects accurately.
It does not support multiple layouts or viewports.
If you need more advanced features, you may want to try other tools, such as Plex.Earth[^1^], CAD-Earth[^2^], or KML Tools. These tools offer more options and capabilities for converting DWG files to KML or KMZ files.In this article, we have shown you how to publish DWG to Google Earth with PublishDWGtoGE, a free tool that converts DWG files to KML or KMZ files. We have also discussed some of the limitations and alternatives of this tool. We hope you found this article helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.
If you want to learn more about PublishDWGtoGE, you can visit its official website here. You can also download the tool from the same link. To use PublishDWGtoGE, you need to have AutoCAD 2007 or later installed on your computer.
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