Georeference CAD Move to Display greyed out

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12-01-2023 01:02 PM
ElisseDeleissegues1
New Contributor III

What am I doing wrong??

I am using ArcGIS Pro 3.1.3 and attempting to georeference CAD files with a Parcel Fabric version 5. This is a prototype Parcel Fabric and we are currently 'experimenting' and practicing on local drives.

https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/3.1/help/data/cad/georeferencing-cad-data.htm

The .dwg was delivered with no spatial reference, so the Polylines for importing into the parcel fabric were given a projection via the Define Projection tool. As soon as that was complete, the CAD Data tab appeared as expected. However, the Move to Display command is greyed out.

 

Polyline_define_projection.jpg

Move_to_Display_grey.jpg

Georeferencing_Polyline.jpg

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DA_BIM-GIS
Esri Contributor

Hello @ElisseDeleissegues1 

This is the workflow recommendation now that you are using Pro 3.1 

  • On the catalog page select the CAD file
  • Right click and go to properties 
  • This will open a window 
  • Navigate to the tab Validate Position 
  • Assigned the coordinate system. 

Because you don't have the "correct X,Y" 

  • Use the Suggest Location
    • Enter an address close to the location
  • Open a Map 
  • Drag and drop the polyline feature class 
    • From the Polyline group 
    • Move the Polyline layer outside of the group 
    • Select the Polyline layer on the TOC
  • Click Georeference

 Now adjust the file to match the exact location using the georeference tools 

Hope this helps 

 David

 
ElisseDeleissegues1
New Contributor III

Perfect! That worked like a charm.

For anyone else that may be having this problem, there is Layer Search as a tab in the Suggest Location window. This has several options to choose from.

  • On the catalog page select the CAD file
  • Right click and go to properties 
  • This will open a window 
  • Navigate to the tab Validate Position 
  • Assign the coordinate system. 

Because you don't have the "correct X,Y" 

  • Use the Suggest Location
    • Layer Search tab
      • Dropdown options
      • Type value
      • Hit Enter
      • OK
  • Open a Map 
  • Drag and drop the polyline feature class 
    • From the Polyline group 
    • Move the Polyline layer outside of the group 
    • Select the Polyline layer on the TOC
  • Click Georeference

 

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ElisseDeleissegues1
New Contributor III

I have one more question before I smash "Accept as Solution"

For the one CAD file that I was successfully able to Georeference, Validate Position page looked like this:

ValidatePosition_Success.jpg

 And subsequent failed attempts (3) at recreating the same workflow resulted in this message:

As well as the Move to Display button again being greyed out.

The Coordinate System and Suggested Location are correct for the failed attempts.

ValidatePosition_Fail.jpg

 

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DA_BIM-GIS
Esri Contributor

@ElisseDeleissegues1 

Never tested with the search layer workflow.  Let me try it 

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