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Displaying a DWG including GPS position on a mobile phone or tablet.

A - answer With the mobile version of AutoCAD - AutoCAD 360 you can use your smartphone or tablet to display your current GPS position in a DWG drawing of a city map, construction or utility site. And the DWG contents can be automatically synchronized with your "desktop" version of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

If you have the particular drawing (map) geolocated in a coordinate system in AutoCAD, the GPS coordinates (WGS84) will match automatically, otherwise you can se the location and possible rotation of the drawing also in AutoCAD 360 - see the command (the bottom menu) Location > Settings:

Switch on the GPS service on your phone/tablet and enable the location display with Location > My location. Your current location ("where am I") will be displayed in the DWG drawing with a blue point (an example - city map of C.Budejovice, Samsung Galaxy S4).

AutoCAD 360 is a free app for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad) - see
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5.6.2014    13465×  
applies to: AutoCAD 360 · ACADWS · AutoCAD Map 3D · Civil 3D ·

See also:
Tip 11970:How to find the map coordinate system of a drawing?
Tip 6092:How to detect DWG files containing AEC objects?
Tip 6064:Geo-marker: an unselectable cone-arrow in AutoCAD drawings
Tip 6048:Adding your home city to the list for geographic location settings.

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