How do I project a dwg file with unknown coordinate system

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04-14-2017 01:07 AM
JamesLyles1
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How do I project a dwg file with unknown coordinate system

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JoeBorgione
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It might be easier to spatially adjust the dwg with a known feature class or aerial photo:  About spatial adjustment—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop .

That should just about do it....

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DanPatterson_Retired
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First, you have to identify the unknown coordinate system and only then can you project it

JamesLyles1
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thank you.

I was surprised to find that georeferencing worked with *.dwgs!

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JoeBorgione
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It might be easier to spatially adjust the dwg with a known feature class or aerial photo:  About spatial adjustment—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop .

That should just about do it....
JoshuaBixby
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For future reference, the "GeoNet Help" space is for help with GeoNet itself, not general help from GeoNet users.  If you explore the https://community.esri.com/docs/DOC-1544-geonet-community-structure?sr=search&searchId=b75988ae-dd52...‌, posting to a more relevant space or place usually leads to more responses.

JamesLyles1
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Sorry - Will find another source of information.

Didn't mean to walk on your grass.

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LaluVijayan
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Hi , you have to define the projection which  coordinate zone you are looking , then go throuh the project the coordinates BY Arc tool box-Datamangement-projection and transformation.

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