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SupremeEngineer (Automotive) (OP)
7 Nov 02 8:48
Does anyone have an idea on how to enter long & lat coordinates into Autocad drawings?  Or is there a program out there that anyone knows about to do this.

Thanks.

Dean Weldy
CAD Manager
Supreme Corp
dean.weldy@supremeind.com
roberttx (Civil/Environmental)
8 Nov 02 15:21
Hi,

You may try this site. It converts your lat-lon coordinates to UTM.

http://jeeep.com/details/coord/

Hope this helps,

Roberttx.
Helpful Member!  SEMott (Petroleum)
12 Nov 02 8:43
SupremeEngineer,

You can treat lat-long's as decimal in input them into Acad or you can download the approved converson software from the U.S. Corps of Engineers (for free): http://crunch.tec.army.mil/software/corpscon/corpscon.html
You can create ascii text files of your geographic coords (lat/longs) and specify your output to UTM or State Plane.  The output file is easy to parse through for creating script files.  The coords returned are not specified as X-Y's but as Northings(Y-coord) & Eastings(X-Coord). One downfall that we encounter is that Corpscon is only good to UTM zone 19.  To go further north we have to do our conversions with BlueMarble ($500). http://www.bluemarblegeo.com/products/calculator.php
Yes you can convert you coords through plenty of different web sites.  I work for a pipeline company and our clients usually dictate which conversion software we must use. We currently use Acad Map 2 and our conversions match with those done win Corpscon.  With Map you assign different coordinate systems to each drawing and you can bring different drawings together.

Hope this Helps.
SEMott
SEMott (Petroleum)
12 Nov 02 8:46
SupremeEngineer,

You can treat lat-long's as decimal in input them into Acad or you can download the approved converson software from the U.S. Corps of Engineers (for free): http://crunch.tec.army.mil/software/corpscon/corpscon.html
You can create ascii text files of your geographic coords (lat/longs) and specify your output to UTM or State Plane.  The output file is easy to parse through for creating script files.  The coords returned are not specified as X-Y's but as Northings(Y-coord) & Eastings(X-Coord). One downfall that we encounter is that Corpscon is only good to UTM zone 19.  To go further north we have to do our conversions with BlueMarble ($500). http://www.bluemarblegeo.com/products/calculator.php
Yes you can convert you coords through plenty of different web sites.  I work for a pipeline company and our clients usually dictate which conversion software we must use. We currently use Acad Map 2 and our conversions match with those done win Corpscon.  With Map you assign different coordinate systems to each drawing and you can bring different drawings together.

Hope this Helps.

Stephen E. Motichek
Project Consulting Services, Inc.
smotichek@projectconsulting.com

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