Can anyone help aligning my CAD file in desktop 10.2.1 using a conversion factor?

02-23-2017 01:53 PM
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Need some help aligning CAD file in desktop using a conversion factor. Anyone know how to do this?

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Assuming by "conversion factor" you want to move, scale, and rotate the data to match another dataset, you can create a world file that has the same name as the CAD file, in the same directory, with 2 known coordinate pairs representing the CAD x,y and the dataset's corresponding x,y.

format is

CADx,CADy Targetx,Targety

CADx,CADy Targetx,Targety

Link to the help on this:

World files for CAD datasets—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

Best Regards,


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