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By bonevs
Hello guys. I have a problem with the orientation in the dwg. We rotated our terrain in 260,62, when we save dwgs, they are in different orthogonal projection. Could you help me?
By Matt Purves
Bump on this post please,

we are having the same issue which is creating a very time consuming and problematic export process involving rotating the model in a seperate .pln when we require .dwg's for external consultants.

Is there a workaround or is this an unforeseen bug?
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By Erwin Edel
Well, the export is technically correct with the coordinate system.

As a workaround you could maybe export layout paperspace only.

For proper positioning of project by third parties I would use the survey point object that uses project north and 'world coordinates'.
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By sboydturner
Just export without modifying the model or view, the consultants can rotate the view of the dwg without modifying its coordinates, in AutoCAD they would just need to rotate the ucs simply by grabbing the x or y axis and rotate so parallel or perpendicular to the model and typing the command ‘plan’ and then hitting the enter button twice, a pretty simple process for even the most incompetent of drafter to do.
Engineers and other consultants are very much spoilt by the amount of info we give them for free, when I first started we were drawing by hand and the consultants had to draw their own plan / ceiling plan etc
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By Erwin Edel
Scott, I also feel like the know-how and education is lacking with 3rd party drafters these days, but that might be a Dutch issue.

Beyond basic knowledge of the software there is also a lack of basic knowledge of how to read and understand drawings and knowledge of basic building principles.

I'm also getting older of course and there's probably some ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics complaining about the same things :wink: