Tutorial: Obtaining an Aerial Image and Draping It on a Surface
Concept Procedure

This tutorial demonstrates how to drape an image on an AutoCAD Civil 3D surface object.

You can drape an existing image on a surface. However, this tutorial demonstrates how to obtain a useful image by using the Google Earthâ„¢ mapping service import/export features in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

The Drape Image command combines the following operations into a few simple steps:

NoteAutoCAD Civil 3D makes it easy to retrieve low-resolution, public image and terrain data from Google Earth. While the data you can retrieve from Google Earth may not be suitable for detailed design, it can be useful for project planning and presentation.

For more information, see the AutoCAD Civil 3D Help topics Draping Images On Surfaces and Google Earth Import and Export.