Coordinating a drawing

This Tech Tip explains how to coordinate a drawing based on known survey coordinates.

Drawings in AllyCAD can be in either Cartesian or Surveyor Mode. Drawings in Surveyor Mode can be coordinated, which is helpful if used with design software like Civil Designer.


Setting Menu › Drawing Settings

Select Surveyor under Coordinate System, then click on the Surveyor Setup dialog.

To set the coordinates of a known point select Set origin of known point.

Type in the coordinates of the known point.

Click OK to continue.

The program will then prompt for the point on the drawing with the coordinates that were entered.

Once the drawing has been coordinated, go to another known point on the drawing (preferably on the other side of the drawing) and check if the point on the drawing has the correct coordinates. If there are no problems the drawing can then be saved.

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