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transform 3D DGN models by PDS into the real location with the new matrix (x,y,z)

Discussion created by hlzhang1022 on Oct 5, 2013
Hi, dear all,

Have a question and look for advice.

Our plant models mainly are 3D DGN CAD models in Intergraph PDS, which have the drawing origin (0,0,0), rather than UTM coordinates.  Obviously, its origin (0,0,0) is required to transform into the real location with the new matrix (x,y,z),  before converting into other 3D GIS models (like ESRI multipatch).

Is there any way to cleanly transform those 3D DGN models by PDS into the real location with the new UTM matrix (x,y,z) via ArcGIS Interoperability toolbox (FME)? If so, what is the best way to get it done effectively?


[INDENT]As reference, the real UTM matrix (x, y, z) should be like below, which will transform 3D DGN models:

Map X (Easting): 799,933.67
Map Y (Northing): 3,020,540.87
Map Z (Elevation): 124.35[/INDENT]


From http://youtu.be/SHqibMgrF8k, it looks that FME can define lat/lon for 2D DGN drawing files  before converting into GIS, what about UTM matrix?

With lat/lon approach, does it work for 3D DGN models?



Thanks in advance!

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