IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. EVEN TO DRAW A LINE SEEMS A NIGHTMARE. JUST BECAUSE THE 0,0 COORDINATE SEEMS TO BE KILOMETERS ALWAY. WHEN I PLACE THE BROWSER OVER THE X,Y AXIS IMAGE INTERSECTION IN THE LEFT DOWN CORNER A CRAZY NUMER APPEARS LIKE: 37727728.8383 , 63728829,9808. SO , WHEN I SPECIFIE THE FIRST POINT AS 0,0 THE LINE STARTS IN A VANISHING POINT SOME WHERE NEAR THE INFINITY. I TRIED ALL AND I COULD NOR SOLVE THIS.
when you go to start your line, type 0,0 at the command prompt, and that will start your line at 0,0 and will be drawn to wherever your cursor currently is on your screen. The reason you are seeing those coordinates of large numbers is because someone has completed a survey or drawn whatever it is at those coordinates..
Hope that helps, Patrick
Looks like UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) coordinates. instead of starting at 0,0, pick a point on your screen and either use dynamic input or relative coordinates (i.e. @1,1) using the "at" sign to go to a point relative to your first pick point.
Start the Zoom Command.
Enter C to use the Center option
Type 0,0 for your location to center the zoom.
Enter the screen height or magnification.
To always start AutoCAD at a particular location open your template drawing, zoom to the location you want and then save and close the template.
working without a pointing-device is hard (and hopefully not true, just a joke)
To the problem with zooming: type into the command-line
....and you are close to 0,0
If you want to have that zoom-area as default for your next projects you can save this drawing as new template and use this every time when you start a new drawing.
- alfred -
you can always create a user coordinate system (UCS) and define as a "3 point option" if you draw 2 lines with ortho on in your lower left corner, then you can set a new 0,0 point and all of your drawing elements/commands will reference that point until you return to the world coordinate system.
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