I am working on a project in ArcMap.

I added an auto cad .dwg to my map, and in ArcMap, and I Georeferenced this .dwg file.

So now the DWG drawing is moved to be exactly on my drawing in ArcMap.

I digitized everything in ArcMap and exported this file to AutoCAD. But my drawing exported was so far.

I think because when I georeferenced an AutoCAD file in ArcMap, in AutoCAD(when I open the file) it will still be in the old location without georeferencing.

Is there a way to fix this issue?

  • You can georeference the file into CAD, than open in arcmap.
    – riflo
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 20:49
  • export to dwg/dxf and xref in AutoCAD?
    – Mapperz
    Commented Jan 29, 2021 at 0:02

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I am a beginner in AutoCAD. It was successfully done by [Align] command.

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