# How do I find the coordinate system in AutoCAD Civil 3D?

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## How do I change the coordinate system in AutoCAD Civil 3D?

To Change the GIS Coordinate System

1. Click Geolocation tab Location panel Edit Location drop-down From Map. Find. …
2. In the Geographic Location dialog box, click Next.
3. From the GIS Coordinate System list, select the desired coordinate system.
4. Click Continue.
5. Press ENTER until you exit the command.

## What type of coordinate system does Civil 3D use?

Coordinate Systems

Coordinates in Autodesk Civil 3D are expressed using northings and eastings. The Autodesk Civil 3D coordinate system is always relative to the AutoCAD World Coordinate System (WCS). Northing is equivalent to AutoCAD Y and easting is equivalent to AutoCAD X.

## How do you georeference in Civil 3D?

Video Tutorial

1. Click New Drawing.
2. Select the map2d. dwt template and click Open.
3. Assign a coordinate system. Click Map Setup tab Coordinate System panel Assign.
4. In the Coordinate System – Assign dialog box, enter CA-I in the Search field and press Enter.
5. Click the CA-I entry in the Code column and click Assign.

## How do you convert a file to a different coordinate system?

The general workflow in short description:

1. Open the existing drawing.
2. Assign the current/defined coordinate system to the drawing using _Mapcsassign command.
3. Save the drawing.
4. Open a new empty template drawing.
5. Assign the target/desired coordinate system using _Mapcsassign command.
6. Open Task Pane via command _MAPWSPACE.
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## What is AutoCAD coordinate system?

AutoCAD allows you to define the placement of a point using two different coordinate systems. The Cartesian (rectangular) Coordinate System uses the “x” distance (left/right) and the “y” distance (up/down).

## How do you view 3D drawings?

To Display a Preset 3D View

1. Click View tab Views panel View Manager. Find. The View tab is not displayed by default, so an alternative method is to enter VIEW at the Command prompt. You can also employ the ViewCube in the top-right corner of the drawing area.
2. Select a preset view (Top, Bottom, Left, and so on).

## How do I open a shapefile in Civil 3d?

Click Insert tab Import panel Map Import . In the Import Location dialog box, under Files Of Type, select shp. Select the file or folder to import. Click OK.

## How do you display coordinate in Autocad?

To Display the Coordinates of a Point

1. Click Home tab Utilities panel ID Point. Find.
2. Click the location that you want to identify. The X,Y,Z coordinate values are displayed at the Command prompt.

## How do you make a coordinate system in Autocad?

Using Specific Coordinates

1. Click Home tab > Draw panel > Line. Find.
2. Type the coordinate value for the first point by typing the X value, a comma, then the Y value, for example 1.65,4.25.
3. Press the Spacebar or Enter.
4. Do one of the following: …
5. Press the Spacebar or Enter.