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Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« on: December 10, 2010, 10:40:20 AM »
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Does anyone on The Railwire have the software or capability to convert Google Earth 3D model images of buildings into N-scale line drawings?

I need to scratchbuild a line side structure and the 3D model file is available in .skp & .kmz

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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 09:49:06 AM »
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@160pennsy I just came across this- PM sent.

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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 06:20:32 PM »
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....???? Maybe others want to know..  :D
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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 09:47:03 AM »
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@Lemosteam secrets don't make friends.....LOL
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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 10:46:07 AM »
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@Nick Lorusso , I never received any info from @160pennsy , although I realized this thread was ancient (2010) after I PM'd him.

What I asked him was this:  What filetype are the ones he mentions and if he has a file that I can try to load into my CAD system.

Does anyone else know?

I don't know how to obtain them from Google earth myself.

If anyone wants to assis in a test, you can contact me a keystonedetails@gmail.com




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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 11:07:37 AM »
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I can't figure out how to get files out of this, but here's a test subject I'm interested in:

https://earth.app.goo.gl/4H1ZL

If that link works this is the freight house and yard office for the KCS in baton rouge.  There aren't many photos of it extant, and I have no dimensional data.  But I really want to model it.

Good luck!
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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 11:54:19 AM »
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I have a hunch this Google Earth/Sketchup (.skp) relationship is not what we think it is. (.kmz is a ZIP'ed Sketchup file.) Here's the help file about viewing a Sketchup 3D model in Earth:

  https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000149

Apparently this Earth function is to be able to display your already-executed 3D vector file in the context of an Earth image. What I read is the OP already had an .skp file and was wanting to use the Earth scaling function to reduce the model for N.
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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 12:29:48 PM »
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But if the user finds a model that  is already there and can be exported, then imported into a CAD tool, it could then be scaled.

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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 12:33:39 PM »
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I have a hunch this Google Earth/Sketchup (.skp) relationship is not what we think it is. (.kmz is a ZIP'ed Sketchup file.) Here's the help file about viewing a Sketchup 3D model in Earth:

  https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000149

Apparently this Earth function is to be able to display your already-executed 3D vector file in the context of an Earth image. What I read is the OP already had an .skp file and was wanting to use the Earth scaling function to reduce the model for N.

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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 01:10:54 PM »
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Does anyone on The Railwire have the software or capability to convert Google Earth 3D model images of buildings into N-scale line drawings?

I need to scratchbuild a line side structure and the 3D model file is available in .skp & .kmz

Are you trying to turn a 3D Skechup file into multiple 2D elevation drawings?


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Re: Google Earth 3D model to line drawings
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 01:32:55 PM »
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Are you trying to turn a 3D Skechup file into multiple 2D elevation drawings?


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That's how I interpret his request
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