CAD files not being recognised as a CAD layer

04-12-2022 02:53 AM
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New Contributor

I can import CAD files (using CAD to geodatabase) but when I try to georeference the layer it isn't being recognised as a CAD layer, meaning I can't use the georeference tool.


Any ideas? 

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New Contributor II

Were the CAD imported with any pre-existing projection/georeference? I've had engineers send me CAD files that were georeferenced in their software but the georeference didn't translate properly to Arc. In those cases, all I had to do was Define Projection and it snapped to place without the need for CAD georeferencing. If that's not the case, which I assume it isn't, have you explored using the Move tool in the editing menu? That can get laborious quickly, I know, but might be a quick way out of your problem. 

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