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Locate Using Geographic Data option is disabled.

A - answer The option "Locate using geographic data" is disabled (grayed) when inserting blocks using the INSERT command or attaching external references using the XATTACH command. How to activate it?

This option is available only if both the main (current) drawing and the inserted/attached block/xref contain geographic information. Then you can use this information to automatically fit (georeference) both files together.

Thus, first use the command GEOGRAPHICLOCATION to define the true position of both DWG drawings (by entering lattitude/longitude or from Google Earth). Then this option will become enabled and you can use it to insert your block (or xref) automatically to the right position. This option is available also in AutoCAD LT.

Inserting at geolocated position (CZ version used)

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See also:
Tip 10848:GeoCode with what3words location codes.
Tip 9593:Reverse geocoding - find street address of a point on map.
Tip 9202:The geolocation LiveMap in AutoCAD 2014 is off scale.
Tip 9139:How to place GeoTIFF images automatically to right positions?
Tip 6064:Geo-marker: an unselectable cone-arrow in AutoCAD drawings

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