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How To: Georeference CAD data

Summary

Georeferencing CAD data involves assigning a coordinate system and applying a transformation to the CAD data. The instructions provided describe how to georeference CAD data in ArcMap.

Procedure

Note:
Before georeferencing the CAD data, assign the desired projection. For more information, refer to the following KB article: How to define the projection for ArcGIS data.
  1. In ArcMap, add the CAD data to the map.
  2. Load the Georeferencing toolbar, navigate to Customize > Toolbars > Georeferencing.
  3. On the toolbar, select the desire CAD feature layer from the dataset.
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  1. Zoom to the desired destination area, and navigate to Georeferencing > Fit To Display.
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  1. To create the first link, click the Add Control Points tool, and snap to the endpoint of the desired parcel feature.
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  1. To save the updates, click Georeferencing > Update Georeferencing.
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Note:
The CAD World File window displays. 
  1. In the CAD World File window, save the desired file name and file type as World.
  2. Click Save.

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