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Connecting to SHP File data.....scaling/units problem!!!

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09-12-2012 08:48 AM

So have a university campus map that was drawin in normal AutoCAD with no coordinate system. I am trying to geo-regefernce it.  I was able to get ahold to a SHP file of the campus buidings from another entity on campus that have field verfied coordinates of all the buildings and drawn them in ArcGIS.  What I would like to do is connect to the shape file and then move my CAD map "on top" of the shape file buildings and do any adjustments I might need.  Then my CAD map would be "geo-referenced".

 

My problem is that when I connect to the shape file the building in the shape file are 1/12 the size of the CAD drawn buildings.  I am assuming that this is becase the CAD buiding were drawn as 1 unit = 1" whereas the SHP buildings were drawn as 1 unit = 1'.  

 

I can scale down my CAD building by 1/12 but I was curious if anybody had any other solutions. Thanks.

 

 

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Re: Connecting to SHP File data.....scaling/units problem!!!

09-12-2012 02:47 PM in reply to: bbrou25

Look at the system variables INSUNITS, INSUNITSDEFSOURCE and INSUNITSDEFTARGET. Then in the dwg with the shp file insert the campus bldg file, rotate,align and position as needed.

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