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#1 Jim Henderson

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:31 AM

Link to video: https://youtu.be/5wqOgD4TUI8

This version adds a Google Maps Site Data command that imports 3D terrain from Google directly into the Site in SoftPlan. This allows quick creation of 3D site plans without having to visit the site or have the site surveyed.

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#2 Harlon Suttle

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:39 AM

Does each "point" of the polygram require lat/long input or does the import know what is represented by the polygram somehow ?

#3 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:08 PM

Does each "point" of the polygram require lat/long input or does the import know what is represented by the polygram somehow ?

 

There is a "geo point" that becomes visable when the site plan is put in the model stack.  That point can be moved to the point where the Long. and Lat was taken from Google Earth.

 

The more accurate your placement of that point is the more accurate the drawing will be of course. 



#4 Harlon Suttle

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:12 PM

So, only one "point" is required ?

#5 Derrik Bauer

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:57 PM

The point and the North orientation.  It works pretty slick!


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#6 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:18 PM

So, only one "point" is required ?

 

It works off the north arrow or surveyor's coordinates.



#7 Brad Graber

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:08 AM

Is the terrain availailable for all around the world?  I do a lot of lake homes, some with steep sites.  If it was reasonably accurate and easy to use that could be a big help.  



#8 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:46 AM

Dennis, On the larger parcel is there a need to set grade lines for the entire parcel? On a recent project the

Montana "lot" if you will was 132,000 acres of which we isolated a 1 acre piece on which we set grades for the

proposed buildings. Information from Google Maps Site Data should generate nicely within the isolated bounds.


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#9 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:10 AM

Dennis, On the larger parcel is there a need to set grade lines for the entire parcel? On a recent project the

Montana "lot" if you will was 132,000 acres of which we isolated a 1 acre piece on which we set grades for the

proposed buildings. Information from Google Maps Site Data should generate nicely within the isolated bounds.

 

No.  I'm just trying to find the limits to my system.  150 x 150 bounds would work for setting the house.


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#10 Jonathan Barto

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 06:52 AM

Hello Jim

 

is there a detail lesson on how to do this?   

Including putting the house on the site plan?   ect..

 

 

Thanks

 

 

Link to video: https://youtu.be/5wqOgD4TUI8

This version adds a Google Maps Site Data command that imports 3D terrain from Google directly into the Site in SoftPlan. This allows quick creation of 3D site plans without having to visit the site or have the site surveyed.

 



#11 Jim Johnson

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:21 AM

Hi Jonathan,

 

Different Jim here but; I have a project I am looking at in Trafford tomorrow morning at 9:30.  If you are going to be at the Irwin showroom, I would be happy to stop by and walk you through it sometime after 10:30.

Hello Jim

 

is there a detail lesson on how to do this?   

Including putting the house on the site plan?   ect..

 

 

Thanks







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