We have created a simple drawing of a future sidewalk and utility easement that is to be part of a street improvement. The problem is that when we press the ‘Preview Model in Google Earth’ button, the Google Earth map appears with a new element text entry in the ‘My Places’ navigation pane at the left, but the model does not show on the map!
Here is some additional information:
FIRST, the simple 2-D drawing was created with several elongated rectangles and a texture fill. The Push/Pull tool was not used to give the object a third dimension perspective.
SECOND, if we use the Push/Pull tool to give the objects some height, and update the preview, the objects seem to appear in Google Earth.
THIRD, for our purposes, we really only need a 2-D rendition showing the placement of the sidewalk and planters as if they were glued flat to the existing surface. Is this not possible?
FOURTH, the tools for snapping the SketchUp objects onto exact points on the Google Location Map are too large. The tool often obscures the area where we need to anchor key points. As such, we have to guess where the node might be anchored to the map when clicking. Is there a way to be more exacting when anchoring nodes to the underlying Google Location Map?
Thank you for any assistance.