CADDManager on March 15th, 2006

Bentley announced that it has connected MicroStation to Google Earth. As a result, for the first time, users can view and navigate 2D/3D models of projects in the context of the Google Earth environment.

Check it out for yourself. Google is connecting to the CAD Market!!

After a large and successful Beta test, Bentley is rolling this out now to existing Select subscribers. No need to wait for XM.

Take a look at the screen…

I was a demo of the product and it is impressive. There are several new functions that have been added to the Google Earth interface to assist in:

  • Hyperlinking between documents, drawings and spreadsheets
  • Publish and view saved views from MicroStation to the Google Earth environment
  • Add 2D drawings and other high resolution raster overlays to Google
  • Turn level and views off and on with transparency

It all works with DGN and DWG files (since Microstation reads them both)

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