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Repositioning CAD data

In the Prepare group on the CAD Georeferencing ribbon , Fit to Display, Move, Scale, and Rotate are used to reposition CAD datasets without adding control points.

The Prepare group.

Fit to Display

The Fit to Display tool shifts the target CAD feature layer to the current display extent.

  1. Pan and zoom the map view to the desired extent.
  2. Click Fit to Display.

    The CAD dataset is scaled and moved to fit the map display.

Move

The Move tool allows you to move a CAD dataset by dragging it or by entering coordinate values.

  1. In the Prepare group on the CAD Georeferencing ribbon, click Move Move.

    A selection anchor is enabled, and this object pins the CAD feature layer to the map. To move the selection anchor, press the Ctrl key while you click and drag it.

  2. Move the selected CAD feature layer using one of the following methods:
    • Hover over the targeted CAD feature layer; the pointer changes to a move symbol. Click and drag the CAD feature layer to the desired position.
    • Press the A key and enter the X and Y coordinates of the move destination. To apply the transformation, press Enter.
  3. Press the Esc key to exit Move Move.

Scale

To scale a CAD dataset, click Scale Scale. You can scale the dataset by dragging it or entering a value.

  1. In the Prepare group on the CAD Georeferencing ribbon, click Scale Scale.

    A selection anchor and bounding box are enabled on the map.

  2. The bounding box displays the orientation of the dataset. Scale the selected CAD dataset using one of the following methods:
    • Click and drag any of the bounding box vectors. Release the mouse button to lock the dataset into place.
    • Press the A key and type the desired scale factor. To apply the transformation, press Enter.
  3. Press the Esc key to exit Scale Scale.

Rotate

The Rotate tool allows you to rotate a CAD dataset by dragging it or by specifying the angle.

The rotation angle is measured beginning with zero degrees as follows:

  • Positive values rotate the dataset in a counterclockwise direction.
  • Negative values rotate the dataset in a clockwise direction.

  1. In the Prepare group on theCAD Georeferencing ribbon, click Rotate Rotate.

    A selection anchor and a rotation disk are enabled on the map.

  2. If needed, move the selection anchor. To move the selection anchor, press the Ctrl key while you click and drag it.
  3. Rotate the selected CAD feature layer using one of the following methods:
    • Hover over the rotation disk; the pointer changes to a rotation symbol. Click and drag the rotation disc.
    • Press the A key and type the angular value in the dialog box. To apply the transformation, press Enter.
  4. Press the Esc key to exit Rotate Rotate.