If you need to maintain the connection to the FBK's, someone else will have to jump in here. If not, you could just explode the figures to 3dpolys and move them.
Thank you for your time and words of wisdom.
I would prefer to maintain the figures, so I hope someone else may have another suggestion or two to try.
can you extract the figures thru the xref using the copy nested objects command onces you have the old drawing aligned with the new base drawing?
I'm not an expert on the Survey Database but it is my understanding that one of the strengths of the survey database is the ability to reproject the survey to other coordinate systems. Thus you should be able specify the transformation parameters to project your local survey to a UTM.
Richard Sincovec (sinc) can probably help with the workflow. You might try giving him a ping.
This is the issue I cannot find a solution to. How do you "unlock the survey database?" I have read many people say that's what needs to be dont to rotate or edit survey points but then I haven't seen anyone actually explain how to do it. The closest I got was "Prospector-Settings-Point-(right click)-Edit Feature Settings-Update Points-'Allow Checked In Points to be Modified'-True" except then the points still won't rotate.
Any ideas? I'm trying to rotate a preliminary survey about a point a certain number of degrees to match existing survey data. Everything in the drawing rotated except the survey points....
Give this method a try if you wish to adjust the Survey Database.
From the Survey Toolspace open the Survey Database you want to edit.
From the Survey Ribbon choose the "Modify" band from the Modify panel.
Pick Translate database
(you could also enter "Translatesvdatabase" at the command line to run it)
The Translate Survey Database dialogue box will open and then you can set your basepoint, rotation angles, etc. which will move the entire database to the new location.
Import the points from the surveydatabse as usual.
I would NEVER bind an XREF except for archival files you never want to use again.
Start with a new Civil 3d file & insert the old LDD file as an unexploded block. Then Align to your new system. Then explode.
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