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I have a new problem...Got a file from an Engineer thru contractor. I use Carlson Survey 2019w/Intellicad, this looks like C3D  

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Lugeyser
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I am supposed to be performing stakeout on a sidewalk/curb early in the morning.  The drawing has a bunch of xrefs in it.  When I draw points based on the screen entities they show up elsewhere, although the coordinate value seems to put them where CAD has them being.  If I snap a line to the point number it goes where it should be.  But if I draw the points they come in way off on the screen...any ideas of what might be going on?  Is a simple job if I can work in the CAD file.

 

I am super confused about it.  I have 

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A Harris
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In the file they sent you has the final drawing has been moved away from where the original points were.

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Lugeyser
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@a-harris

hard to say for sure, but I am creating new points based on the location in the drawing so it should be fine anyway, right?

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RADAR
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Posted by: @lugeyser

but I am creating new points based on the location in the drawing so it should be fine anyway, right?

You need 2 things; sight control and a set of plans that is related to them.

Do you have an approved copy of the plans? Does it show the control and how that relates to lines you need to stake?

What I usually do is take that information and enter it into my system; piece by piece; so I can see how everything fits; step by step.

 

Design plans are like a box of chocolates; you never know what your what you're going to get...

Engineers, generally aren't to bad; but an Architect will take your existing sight plan; spin that sucker around and scale it by 12; so that it fits into their neat and tidy little world.

What sucks is you're out of time. The contractor expects you to be driving hubs into the ground at the crack of dawn. If you can't definitively do that to your liking; at the place your client wants it; somebody is going to be responsible for writing the check to the contractor, for the cost over runs...

Good luck!

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@dougie

I got 99 problems but
(a file from an Engineer thru contractor)
Ain't one.
 

 

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Cameron Watson PLS
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Never used Carlson Survey/Intellicad but it sounds like the UCS might be turned in C3D.  Just a thought and without C3D I don't know if you can fix it yourself.  

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Norman Oklahoma
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Check the value of the BASE. Type in BASE at the command line, you should get a return of "0.0,0.0,0.0". If not, that's the ticket. 

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