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insert external dwg to its zero

Anonymous
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Hello,

Dwg file contains exact site location with wolrd coordinates.

I would like to insert it into archicad to its original location, not to archicad zero.

Thanks for the help
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Anonymous
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You really do not want to do this as any data may be very far from the origin which will lead to all sorts of issues, just do a search on this forum.
Ideally the project origin should be at the bottom left of the project / site and use the project location to set the coordinates for the zero

Regards
Scott

Erwin Edel
Virtuoso
I generally don't have any problems inserting a DGW at origin on a worksheet.

If you get any problems you could keep the original working unit (most likely meters instead of mm), this scales the problem down by a factor 1000.

That said, the model is always on the origin to avoid the problems Scott refers to.

The location you set at Project Location (CTRL + W) is the real world location of your project origin. You might need to convert cartesian to GPS, depending on your local standards, to get an accurate lattitude/longtitude.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

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