Georeference CAD Data

Discussion created by Woodrul on Oct 17, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2014 by cdd109
I need some advice on georeferencing some CAD data that I have imported in a geodatabase. The CAD data is a network of stormwater drainage for a small city. I have another dataset of points and lines that were created using aerial photos as the source. The features from the aerial photos and the CAD data do not quite match up. I am not quite sure the best way to go about getting the most accurate locations for the features. Should I use the spatial adjustment tool to adjust the CAD data based on the location of the aerial photo data? If so, what kind of transformation should I use? How should I determine where to set my displacement links so that the features will be accurate?