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Tesjay

  1. In autocad 8, how could I get the XYZ coodinates of a point, on the drawing. With ID or list command it is possible to get the coordinates of a point, but they would not appear on the drawing the way dimensions do.

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ReMark

You could use a custom lisp routine. That would be one option.

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SLW210

MTEXT with a field.

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Dadgad

If you create an Mtext. and insert a field in the right click menu to specify the object and location it will display the coordinates, per SLW210's suggestion.

You probably want to set a DDPTYPE for you point first, so you can see it, as I have.

set a DDPTYPE first.JPG

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ReMark

Can it be set up to display Northing and Easting? Example: N202,456.73, E67,339.01

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Dadgad

I am clueless as regards northing and easting, but if you assign geographic values to your drawing you could get it to display longitude and lattitude.

 

I made a simple Mtext, and couldn't get it to display better than this, but with a multiline text you could.

theoretically.JPG

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ReMark

Many state plane coordinate systems utilize northings and eastings not latitude and longitude. I was just curious. In my job I seldom encounter these types of situations and if I do I use a custom lisp routine that adds the "N" and the "E" designations to the front of the coordinate.

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eldon

Once you get into Mtext with fields, don't be too greedy and get the position x, y and z all in one go. Format as desired. These are based on the Insertion Point (Top Left)

CoordsInMtext.jpg

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ReMark

eldon is on a tear today. He's just knocking these babies out of the ballpark.:lol:

 

Unnecessary

Edited by SLW210

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Murph_map
Many state plane coordinate systems utilize northings and eastings not latitude and longitude. I was just curious. In my job I seldom encounter these types of situations and if I do I use a custom lisp routine that adds the "N" and the "E" designations to the front of the coordinate.

 

How about creating a block to display it and insert the blocks where you need the text/labels. :)

http://www.lazydrafter.com/autocad-tips/create-a-northing-easting-block-with-fields

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Dadgad
Once you get into Mtext with fields, don't be too greedy and get the position x, y and z all in one go. Format as desired. These are based on the Insertion Point (Top Left)

 

......couldn't get it to display better than this, but with a multiline text you could.

 

That's more to the point Eldon, nicely done.

The first one I did was directed to the OP's inquiry, this plays beautifully to the Northing & Easting question. :beer:

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