Using a Geodetic Coordinate System
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To determine if a coordinate system is geodetic

  1. Click Map Setup tabCoordinate System panelAssign. At the Command prompt, enter ADESETCRDSYS.
  2. In the Assign Global Coordinate System dialog box, under Current Drawing or Source Drawings, click Select Coordinate System.
  3. In the Category list, select the category that contains the coordinate system you want.
  4. In the Coordinate Systems In Category list, select a coordinate system.
  5. Click Properties.

The type of coordinate system is displayed under Coordinate System Type on the General tab of the Global Coordinate Systems Properties dialog box. If the coordinate system is geodetic, the datum is displayed in the Datum box.