I had a drawing (Drawing #1) that I created a copy of (I'll call the copy Drawing #2). In Drawing #2 I created a finished grade surface ("FG") which consists of feature lines drawn within the property lines of the site.
I then created a data shortcut of the FG surface and promoted it into Drawing #1. The surface is offset and rotated from the site - I would expect it to line up exactly within the property lines.
I have done other surfaces this way and haven't had this problem. Any ideas why this is happening?
Thanks for your reply. I checked and the UCS coordinates are set to world.
I have some more information on what is happening...
The coordinates of SW property line corner are 8715.89, 9376.34 in both Drawing #1 and Drawing #2. When I promote the data shortcut surface into Drawing #1, the surface SW property line corner is located at -9376.34, 8715.89 (the X = - original Y and the Y = original X).
I am able to work around the problem by moving the surface and rotating it, but it would be nice to have it come in at the correct location.
Thanks again for your help.
Perhaps one of the files has the Base command set different. Base should = 0 (zero) in both drawings.
OR you could have US Survey Foot and International Foot (Your large difference in location makes it seem unlikely.)
Just guessing here.
I checked the base and it is zero in both drawings.
Thanks for your suggestions... this is really a strange problem.
The north definition is messed up if coordinates come in 90° apart. But for the life of me, I don't know what would cause that behaviour.
did the drawing get rotated, instead of the dview?