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Acquire Coordinates

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How to acquire Coordinates

 

Solution

When you acquire coordinates from a linked project, the shared coordinates of the linked project become the shared coordinates of the host project, based on the position of the linked project instance in the host project. There is no change to the host project's internal coordinates.

The host project also acquires True North from the linked project. The origin of the linked project's shared coordinates becomes the origin of the host project's shared coordinates.

When a Revit project acquires coordinates from a linked DWG file, the World Coordinate System (WCS) of the selected linked DWG file becomes the shared coordinate system of the host Revit project, based on the position of the linked DWG instance. The Y axis of the DWG becomes True North, and the origin of the DWG becomes the origin of the shared coordinate system of the Revit project.

To acquire coordinates:

  1. Click Manage tabProject Location panelCoordinates drop-down (Acquire Coordinates).
  2. Place the cursor on a linked model instance, and click.

The host model file now has the same shared coordinates as the linked model file. If other loaded linked models share coordinates with the host model, they also acquire the new coordinates.

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