About the plugin
GeoTools is a geo-data CAD application that is useful to view, create, modify, analyze and report on CAD data that is geographic in nature.
GeoTools offers more than 75% of the functions that are found in AutoCAD Map and which are commonly required by a majority (90%) of users.
Data Cleanup & Optimization:
All data cleanup and optimization techniques found in AutoCAD Map, like polyline vertex weeding, densification, fixing of overshoots and under-hangs, intersection cleanup based on snapping etc., are handled by GeoTools in an efficient manner. Independent snapping of points in 2d and/or 3d is possible, and all operations preserve all attached entity data like XDATA, object data, attributes etc.
Building clean data from disconnected or inaccurate data is always one of the prerequisites of GIS data. GeoTools has tools to build closed polygons from disconnected but touching edges, create area annotations, attach database and export to Excel.
Geographic Coordinates conversion:
GeoTools offers complete coordinate conversion from UTM, Transverse Mercator, Albers and Lambert systems to Lat-Long and vice-versa, complete with datum shift handling etc.
Google Earth Interaction (Export/Import):
GeoTools offers complete integration with Google Earth and allows KML/KMZ data import and export of vector data. All this is functionality that is found in Civil 3D software only. It is also possible to extract viewport image from Google Earth and bring it into CAD with geo-referencing.
Using an in-house developed semi-automatic procedure, you can import a geo-referenced image from Google Earth to BricsCAD using GeoTools.
With our rubber-sheeting and point import capabilities, you can easily mark reference points in Google Earth and import them into BricsCAD.
Surveying & Terrain modeling:
For surveying professionals and terrain designers, GeoTools offers easy ability to create cross-sectional profiles, longitudinal sections, volume calculations, TIM grid creation, drawing of graded lines, traverse adjustments and so on.
Mining & Geology:
GeoTools also has a small section called Geological and Mining which is under development and in its initial design phases. This is an additionally priced module.
Railway Design, Transmission Tower Design:
The newest of its sub-vertical segments, GeoTools now has a small set of functions for railway features drafting and transmission tower design.
Planning & Visualization Tools:
GeoTools intends to add a set of planning and visualization tools for city and neighborhood planning, zoning analysis, flight path and buffer zone modeling and so on.
GeoTools functions include…
• Advanced Polyline labeling & annotation tools
• Map Data cleanup, linear/polygon network tools
• Civil & Survey Data import/export Tools
• Cross-section profiles, long sections, chainage tools
• Volume Calculations & TIN generation
• Advanced AutoCAD Map Tools
• Coordinate Conversions / Google Earth interaction
• Powerful Blocks and Attribute Management
• Geographic Tools
• Geology & Mining Tools
• Fully compatible for batch script processing