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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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29.6.2009    16054×  

See also:
Tip 13421:The MAPIINSERT command does not offer a georeference (data from the world file)
Tip 13296:How to correctly load a KML/KMZ file into Civil or Map 3D?
Tip 13234:How to place a GeoTIFF image automatically into the correct position?
Tip 11970:How to find the map coordinate system of a drawing?
Tip 10848:GeoCode with what3words location codes.

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