Assign Global Coordinate System dialog box
 
 
 

Use this dialog box to assign a coordinate system before you bring objects or features into the current drawing.

To assign a coordinate system to the current drawing

Click Map Setup tabCoordinate System panelAssign. At the Command prompt, enter ADESETCRDSYS.

When you bring objects and features into the current drawing, AutoCAD Map 3D checks whether the coordinate system assigned to the object or feature matches that of the current drawing. If it does not, AutoCAD Map 3D transforms the object or feature to the current drawing’s coordinate system. If you edit and save the object or feature back to its source, AutoCAD Map 3D transforms it back to its original coordinate system.

Current Drawing

You cannot assign a coordinate system to the current drawing if it contains any objects that have been queried from source drawings. If you are using the Canadian National Transformation, you must copy the data files to the Autodesk shared coordinate system directory.

Code

Enter the code for the current drawing, or click Select Coordinate System to select from a list.

Select Coordinate System

Click to select from a list of available coordinate systems.

Source Drawings

Select the attached drawings, then enter the code for these drawings. Click Select Coordinate System to select from a list of available coordinate systems. To assign a different code to other source drawings, use this command again.

You cannot assign a coordinate system to a source drawing if that drawing currently has queried objects in the current drawing.

Note For information on using custom coordinate systems you defined in a previous release of AutoCAD Map 3D, look up “coordinate systems, updating” in the help index.

Coordinate system transformations may not work as expected on raster objects.