Plexscape, developers of Plex.Earth®, one of the most popular tools for AutoCAD for the acceleration of architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) projects, launched Timeviews™, a unique service in the global AEC market, which makes the most up-to-date satellite imagery affordable and easily accessible within AutoCAD.
Following a strategic partnership with Bird.i, a company that combines the latest satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to provide valuable insights, Plex.Earth Timeviews opens up access to very recent satellite imagery from world leading commercial satellite providers – Maxar Technologies/DigitalGlobe, Airbus and Planet – introducing a unique pricing model: any AEC professional can now have unlimited instant access to Timeviews’ premium satellite data for better planning through very affordable monthly or annual Plex.Earth subscriptions.
Until today, the use of commercial satellite imagery came with a high cost, significant delays and the requirement for a certain level of expertise for processing and analyzing the data. Furthermore, free satellite images are often outdated, of low quality, and do not always provide sufficient permissions for commercial use or the creation of derivative work. Drones and ground-based surveys, on the other hand, require on-site presence, inducing delays and team mobilization costs, and are subject to other possible restrictions (not suitable weather, no-drone flying zones etc.).
Plex.Earth Timeviews puts an end to these limitations by democratizing the access to high-quality, up-to-date satellite imagery within AutoCAD, and soon other CAD platforms. By having easy and instant access to premium satellite data, AEC professionals can have the most up-to-date view of their targeted area to better understand their project’s environment, make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes, from the very beginning of the design process.
Furthermore, Timeviews enables businesses of any size to monitor the progress of their ongoing projects (and those of the competition), see how an area of interest evolves over time, or assess the actual impact of natural disasters on worksites.
“Ten years ago, being a civil engineer myself, I got a taste of the true cost of rework, leading me to develop a tool that directly connected AutoCAD and Google Earth.” said Mr. Lambros Kaliakatsos, Founder & CEO of Plexscape. “Now, Plex.Earth is on its 4th generation and our vision remains the same: to eliminate the need for engineers to get on-site for the conceptual planning and preliminary design of their projects. Timeviews™, our new premium service, is one step further to this goal, given that it opens up access for the first time to absolutely everyone to the world’s most recent satellite imagery and to the valuable insights they bring.”
Plexscape is a software company committed to changing the way engineers work on Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) projects, by developing innovative solutions that bridge the gap between design and the real-world.
Plex.Earth, our flagship product, is the first cloud-based software ever created in the CAD market and one of the most popular tools in the Autodesk App Store.
Our solution, originally released in 2009, is being used by thousands of engineers in over 120 countries worldwide, enabling them to have the complete 3D geographical view of their real-world project sites within minutes, through Google Earth, Bing Maps, other mapping services and leading commercial satellite providers (Maxar Technologies/DigitalGlobe, Airbus and Planet).
For more information on Plex.Earth’s benefits, visit www.plexearth.com