GPS2CAD gives design professionals major cost savings in data collection by using recreational-grade GPS units to collect field information and plot it in AutoCAD, or their favorite CAD program. Most recreational GPS units are well-suited for site layout and "topo-plotting" requirements that do not need great accuracy, and GPS2CAD bridges the gap between these GPS units and CAD.
Importing points from your GPS is easy! GPS2CAD imports the Way points, Routes, and Tracks from your GPS unit, along with all the point information.
Send Your Points to CAD With the click of a button, the way points are placed into the CAD drawing. The program works with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Lt.*, and TurboCAD. The program converts the Latitude and Longitude coordinates to an X, Y, Z , a format that CAD understands. It will plot in 3D, so you can use it for terrain modeling, and it plots as points, lines, and blocks to give you the most versatility. The blocks carry attributes containing text descriptors of the point - such as comments, id, and others.
Provides Datum Translation
GPS2CAD translates the GPS into hundreds of world wide coordinate systems, including the extremely popular NAD 27, NAD 83, and the State Plane Coordinate systems (used in the United States).
For a complete list of supported datums, click here
Have you ever played with Google Earth™ and wished you could get those great images into your CAD drawing? Well a great feature of GPS2CAD is the ability to bring custom bit-map images into the program. Then with the click of a button, the image and point data can all be sent into your CAD drawing, ready for you to draft over.
Import / Export
The Import / Export module adds the ability to get points from your drawing, convert them to Latitude / Longitude, and send them into your GPS unit. It lets you export your point data to a text file or a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
For more information on Import/Export capabilities, click here
* GPS2CAD has some restrictions when used with AutoCAD LT.