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.
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)