There is no alignment issue. The DEM comes into my drawing NAD83 exactly where I expected it. The surface displays correctly and logically. The problem is if I try to DS the surface I get a fatal error.
When I opened in MicroDEM it said it was metric and out of curiosity I exported to kmz and I was in the Med. - the location issue is with me not knowing what MicroDEM is or how to use it intelligently (pardon me for not living up to your expectations, but just because I can grade drain, and design Hways doesn't make me a cartographer)
Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013 HP Z210 Workstation Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz 12 GB Ram
Note: Its all Resistentialism, so keep calm and carry on