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Workflow for Google Earth Connections packages


Limitations in the Google Earth Connection for ArchiCAD package Windows 64-bit and OSX versions

The automated data exchange between ArchiCAD 64-bit edition and Google Earth, Google Warehouse and SketchUp is not available due to technical limitations. Read more about the suggested manual communication workflow below:

  1. The automated data exchange between ArchiCAD Windows 64-bit / OS X edition and Google Warehouse / SketchUP is not available due to technical limitations. The suggested manual communication workflow between these programs is the following:

    Google Warehouse object conversion to ArchiCAD

    1. Download the object manually from Google Warehouse in Google SketchUP format (.skp).
    2. Import the object into ArchiCAD using the SketchUP I/O converter add-on.

    ArchiCAD scene upload to Google Warehouse

    1. Export the scene from ArchiCAD using the SketchUP I/O converter add-on.
    2. Upload the scene manually to Google Warehouse in Google SketchUP format (.skp) from a web browser.

  2. The automated data exchange between ArchiCAD Windows 64-bit / OS X edition and Google Earth is not available due to technical limitations. The suggested manual communication workflow between these programs is the following:

    Google Earth geo location information import to ArchiCAD

    1. Mark the terrain's typical points with placemarks in Google Earth.
    2. Export the placemarks either individually or as a group from Google Earth in .kmz/.kml format.
    3. Import the .kmz/.kml files into ArchiCAD using the Google Earth I/O converter add-on.
    Note: Only scenes that contain stored geo location information can be imported into Google Earth

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