Transformation Tab in ArcGIS Pro

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09-15-2021 10:08 AM
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StevenLowman
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Transformation Tab in ArcGIS Pro

Desktop has a Transformations Tab to key in the transformation data in a cad file and bring it to the right location.  I use this all the time and find it quite accurate and useful.  I would like to see this feature added to ArcGIS Pro as well.  

I am often given the CAD transformation settings and use this all the time.  Two Point does not work in most cases because I do not have real world points to register to only the CAD file in an undeveloped area typically. 

Add CAD file to Desktop.  Right-Click -> Properties.  Transformations Tab, enter CAD Transformation information on the tab, check "Enable Transformations" and OK

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7 Comments
David_Brooks

@StevenLowman when you open up the Manage CAD data context menu in the ribbon, are there no tools there to do what you're asking.?

StevenLowman

Brooks

I would have to say NO, I can not find such a tool and ESRI Support says there is no such tool.  The reference the old 2 point registration as a solution.  Which is not bad if you have two known points in both the CAD file and the Real world but often I do not have known points in the real world,  but I do have the CAD file transformation information in those cases.  Scale, Rotation, Shift.

KoryKramer

Thank you for submitting this request.  The development team is aware of it and will be looking at it for a future release.  For now, try this add-in: https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=86a6c58aac9441ffa1d067d1c43d5b03#overview

 

StevenLowman
Steps:

1. Select the CAD layer in the table of contents.
2. The contextual ribbon for the CAD layer becomes available to access the add-in button for Grid Scale from the Alignment group.
3. Click the button and enter the grid scale value.
4. Click the OK button to transform the CAD layer based on the entered scale.
With CAD layer selected and "CAD Layer" active where is "Grid Scale" and "Alignment Group"?
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JeffreyReinhart

An add-in called Transform CAD Layer was published last week. It provides the same input parameters as used in the ArcMap Transformations tab.

It will work on ArcGIS Pro 2.6 and higher. It is available here: https://arcg.is/1vnymX

Please see this blog post for more information:

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-parcel-fabric-blog/transform-cad-layers-in-arcgis-pro/ba-p/1116...

 

StevenLowman

Tool has been published

https://community.esri.com/t5/arcgis-parcel-fabric-blog/transform-cad-layers-in-arcgis-pro/ba-p/1116...

This works great!

Thanks to Tim Hudson Esri Contributor;  for getting this tool on line

StevenLowman

Received this email for those migrating to ArcGIS Pro 3.x

Hi Steve,

Just a quick note, that when you move to ArcGIS Pro 3.0 (if you haven’t already) the version of the add-in that you got from the link below will not be compatible. The functionality is unfortunately not yet in the core software with 3.0 either.

However, there is a new version of the add-in that will be compatible with ArcGIS Pro 3.0 and higher, that you can get from this location:

https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=6780e4c95d5e4fcb920a5aaafe052457

-Tim

 

Tim Hodson | Product Engineer

Esri | 111 Market Street NW, Suite 250 | Olympia, WA 98501-1073 | USA

thodson@esri.com

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