AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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byanez
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Civil 3D Coordinate Systems

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11-06-2012 08:21 AM

Greetings,

If I set up my Civil 3D drawing in some known coordinate system, e.g. State Plane, in the "drawing settings", can I then toggle my drawing into other known systems, e.g. UTM, by changing the coordinate system under "drawing settings"?

 

If not, how are the coordinate settings used?

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AllenJessup
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Re: Civil 3D Coordinate Systems

11-06-2012 08:32 AM in reply to: byanez

No, You can't toggle them. The coordinate system is set so that if you're brining in data from another coordinate system that Civil recognizes there may be a possibility that the data can be transformed. The coordinate systems are also used when doing a Map Query or attaching FDO. Unfortunately those don't work with Civil Objects.

 

Allen

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