Plex-Earth 5D: Plexscape launches new platform during Autodesk University 2021 – Taking the guesswork out of civil design

by | Oct 1, 2021

Plexscape, developers of Plex-Earth, a full-blown popular platform for AutoCAD that brings the world's largest aerial and satellite imagery providers under a single umbrella, participates again in this year's Autodesk University as a premier sponsor.

Plexscape will be officially launching Plex-Earth 5D, its latest most powerful version during Autodesk University, as it is the year's biggest event for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.

In today's rapidly changing world, on-demand access to aerial/satellite imagery and terrain data from the very early design stages is becoming increasingly important in AEC.

Plex-Earth 5D brings engineers a bird's eye view of their job sites through recent, historical, high-quality imagery and terrain data from top providers like Airbus, Maxar, Nearmap, Hexagon and Google right inside their AutoCAD designs.

The easy and fast access to such data gives AEC professionals the necessary insights to make the right decisions and avoid critical mistakes, especially during the conceptual and preliminary stages of their projects, where the most important decisions are usually being made. With Plex-Earth 5D, engineers can even export then visualize their designs in Google Earth.

Timeviews is one of the new version's powerful features: through the vast historical databases of Maxar and Airbus businesses of any size can monitor their projects progress and those of the competition, detect risks of natural hazards or measure the exact impact of natural disasters on their area of interest.

The increasing frequency of natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, blizzards and wildfires, many of them linked to climate change, set new challenges for the AEC industry as a whole. Plex-Earth 5D is a powerful tool to the hands of engineers offering them a wealth of information for assessment, analysis and monitoring of such extreme events through premium imagery and terrain without even leaving the office said Lambros Kaliakatsos, Plexscape founder & CEO.

Kaliakatsos has been specially invited to participate in a fireside chat along with the Autodesk Construction Cloud lead team on Oct 6th at 12:00 “12:45 PM PDT, during the 2021 Autodesk University conference.

The brand new Plex-Earth, creates a game-changing business model to the global commercial imaging market: Individual engineers, small or large businesses can all leverage the powerful of high-quality data, through a variety of affordable Plex-Earth subscriptions without the need to seek individual companies and commit to large contracts. A fully-functional free trial of Plex-Earth 5D is available at

About Plexscape

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.
Their award-winning team (and Autodesk Authorized Developer since 2010) has improved upon Plex-Earth, their original plugin over the years, which is now a platform for CAD users to access a range of premium image and terrain providers right from within their CAD environment.
By also connecting AutoCAD and BricsCAD to Google Earth to facilitate 2D and 3D real-world visualization, AEC designers get a complete understanding of their project sites’ conditions from the very beginning of their workflow, speeding up processes and avoiding the high cost of rework.


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