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jreed
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Using a Georectified CAD file as an XREF......

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04-02-2012 06:50 AM

I am trying to use georectified cad file as a xref. The problem I am having is that the file doesn't place in the correct place. My file that I am working in is the same coordinate system. Is there a better way to do this? I've also tried copying and pasting, that doesn't work either.

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antoniovinci
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Re: Using a Georectified CAD file as an XREF......

04-02-2012 08:14 AM in reply to: jreed

Why don't you simply attach it, by means of _ADEDRAWINGS ..?

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Re: Using a Georectified CAD file as an XREF......

04-02-2012 11:14 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

I have never heard of that command, but I will use it for now on! Thanks

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Re: Using a Georectified CAD file as an XREF......

04-02-2012 11:16 AM in reply to: jreed

Something doesn't make sense. If both files are on the same coordinate systems (and with same units) they should line up when XREF'd. The only reason I can think of where they wouldn't are if INSBASE is not set to 0,0 in one of the drawings or if the units variable is not set correctly in one of the drawings. 

 

Autocad does not recognize georeferences in XREF's so it always aligns drawings according to their units and base point.

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Re: Using a Georectified CAD file as an XREF......

04-02-2012 11:20 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

I may not understand your intent, but _ADEDRAWINGS is a map function for querying drawing data from multiple drawing sources. It is not going to help if your intent is to attach the drawings as XREF's. 

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Re: Using a Georectified CAD file as an XREF......

04-02-2012 11:10 PM in reply to: Neilw

Neilw wrote:

_ADEDRAWINGS is a map function for querying drawing


You shouldn't query anything: after _ADEDRAWINGS, you only perform _ADEQVIEWDWGS to get the reference drawing on background.

It's not snappable as a XREF, but it's fully georeferenced...

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Re: Using a Georectified CAD file as an XREF......

04-03-2012 06:48 AM in reply to: Neilw

Thanks for your help, but the problem has been solved

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