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Problem: The spatial reference for a geodatabase feature class is unknown after importing CAD data

Description

The spatial reference for a geodatabase feature class is unknown after importing CAD data.

Cause

The CAD data that was imported into the geodatabase did not have a spatial reference.

Solution or Workaround

  • Define the spatial reference of the geodatabase feature class using ArcCatalog.
  • Define the spatial reference of the CAD data and re-import it into the geodatabase.

    Note:
    Instructions for defining a coordinate system for CAD data can be found in the ArcGIS Help under Contents > ArcCatalog > Working with CAD data > Defining a coordinate system for CAD data.

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