We’ve seen people struggling with the confusing Set Location tool in AutoCAD (2015+) that also requires you to log into 360 using an internet connection. We’ve also seen peoples disappointment when they discovered that (and panning Bing images) was pretty much all they could do with it. Then there were the users of previous versions with even less GeoLocation tools. Since we love all things mapping we decided to do something about it.
We have put together a
no cost subset of our GeoLocation Plus product that provides what we consider the necessities of GeoLocation inside CAD engines. It includes this set location tool:It can help you find the planar coordinate system to assign to your drawing by categories. However, ultimately you will need to learn the systems you work with on a regular basis and learn about “LL84” (WGS84, EPSG:4326). That is the latitude and longitude system commonly used in Google Earth, etc.
Then we included the basic tools required to import and export SHP (ESRI Shapefiles) as well as KML/KMZ (Google Earth, ArcGIS Earth) and some other useful tools.
Support: We certainly want to hear about problems you may encounter (when something doesn’t seem to be working right) or any ideas you have for improvements as this affects both the freeware and the full GeoLocation Plus package. However, please understand that on free software we cannot provide a lot of support, especially when the questions fall into a category considered training.
Discontinued: Due to lack of support from the CAD community, this freeware project has been discontinued. These tools remain part of our GeoLocationPlus Package