The software developer Arqcom Software is pleased to announce the availability of CAD-Earth 7.0.8, is designed to easily import/export images, objects and terrain meshes between Google Earth and major CAD programs and also create dynamic contour lines and profiles.
NEW in CAD-Earth 7.0.8
Import and export 3D modelsfrom DAE, 3DS, FBX, and OBJ files to AutoCAD, and export them and other 3D entities such as 3D solids, regions, meshes or polymeshes to Google Earth. 3D entities contained in regular or nested blocks can also be exported.
New mesh commands.
–Edit the meshusing commands to insert, delete, move, adjust elevation, flatten vertices, and invert, delete, or cut triangles. Break lines can be inserted to refine the terrain configuration. The mesh can be smoothed and adjusted to a control mesh or control points.
–Create terrain meshes from existing entities,such as points, 3D faces, contour polylines or 3D polylines.
–Import and export terrain mesh.Import a mesh from Lidar LAS and DEM files (TIFF, DEM, HGT, E00, MEM, CAT.DDF), specifying mesh properties and refinement options and other processing parameters, with the option to process the entire file or to select the area to process. Export the terrain mesh to a text XYZ or a GeoTIFF file.
–Mesh visualization styles.Display one or several mesh terrain elements, such as vertices, triangulation, boundary, contour lines, elevation and slope ranges and slope arrows. You can edit, create, delete and save a visualization style and choose which elements you want to display. Color, line type width and scale, text style and size can be adjusted, and parameter values can be modified.
–Terrain Mesh Explorer.A floating palette tool to organize your projects and have access to mesh importing, editing and visualization commands. By right-clicking on a tree node, you can add subproject folders and terrain mesh nodes. Right-clicking on a node, a context menu will be displayed to select commands according to the node selected.
–Profile Viewer.Display profile sections from selected terrain meshes by defining a cutting line specifying two points. You can adjust the vertical scale for the profiles, measure distance and slope selecting two points in the Profile Viewer, and zoom to extents or to a window, increase or decrease the view size, pan view, and show or hide the reference grid.
New Earth Takeoff commands.
–Perform cut/fill volume calculationsby the grid method. Depths between the mesh and a comparison mesh are calculated at every grid intersection inside a defined region. Every element of the grid can be customized, specifying line type, color, layer and scale, text size, style, and color.
–An summary volume reportcan be created, showing the average cut/fill depth, the cell partial area, cut/fill area, and volume at each grid station. The grid cell width and height, shrinkage percent, strip topsoil depth, and net cut/fill areas and volumes will also be shown. This spreadsheet will be automatically opened in Excel® after finalizing volume calculations.
–Option to save the image in the drawingwhen importing images or terrain meshes, avoiding empty images when the file is not found.