Bing Maps in AutoCAD 2014

We are excited to announce that Bing Maps is the default mapping service in Autodesk’s AutoCAD 2014 software. For those not familiar with AutoCAD, AutoCAD is Autodesk’s flagship software product and is the world’s most widely used 3D CAD (computer-aided design) software. Chances are that you use a product or have been in a building, public area or other development that was designed with AutoCAD. AutoCAD and AutoCAD vertical products such as AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Civil 3D, are used in a wide range of industries and by architects, designers and engineers.

How is Bing Maps used in AutoCAD 2014 and the AutoCAD vertical products? AutoCAD now has a built-in Geolocation feature and allows users to create and enhance their designs with Bing Maps geocoding and map data. Bing Maps inside AutoCAD 2014 brings in location context and results in more accurate and richer designs. The key geolocation workflows in AutoCAD 2014 supported with Bing Maps include:

  • Locate your AutoCAD design in the real-world using Bing Maps geocoding service
  • View your AutoCAD design in the real-world high resolution aerial and satellite imagery
  • Aggregate and overlay 2D and 3D geolocated data with your AutoCAD designs
  • Locate yourself on your AutoCAD design in the field using GPS and Bing Maps

Below are some examples of Bing Maps aerial, satellite, road maps and geocoding services being used in the AutoCAD 2014 products.

Bing Maps aerial and satellite imagery maps:

Bing Maps aerial and satellite imagery maps

Bing Maps road maps:

Bing Maps road maps

Bing Maps location geocoding:

Bing Maps location geocoding

Here is an example of Bing Maps used in an AutoCAD 2014 design:

Bing Maps imagery used in an AutoCAD 2014 design

Bing Maps dark roads used in an AutoCAD 2014 design

Also, here is a short video that demonstrates how real world location context can be brought into a design using the Bing Maps based Geolocation feature of AutoCAD 2014.

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