As items drift down a blog's timeline they can be overlooked, so here is an index for this series of pieces:
The big picture:
Setting Up in the Real World or "Where do we model?"
Setting Up in the Real World – Generating real-world setting out coordinates (2020)
Setting Up in the Real World – GeoReferencing Update (2018)
Setting Up in the Real World – GeoReferencing by Footprint (2018)
Setting Up in the Real World - SnakeGrid (2018)
Setting Up in the Real World – GeoReferencing : Large Sites
Setting Up in the Real World – GeoReferencing (earlier version for reference only)
UK local interest!:
Setting Up in the Real World – UK Coordinate Systems
Some detailed tips:
Setting Up in the Real World – GeoReferencing, naming your transforms (2018)
Setting Up in the Real World - Labelling Spot Heights
Setting Up in the Real World - Labelling Coordinates
OpenBuildings Designer specific:
Setting Up in the Real World - Solids Working Area Tools
Other Useful links
2D Conformal Transformation - some background and maths behind geographic coordinate systems.
Great stuff on your blogging I refer to them all the time.
I have a questions for you
We are still using ABD v8i
We're working on a mining project in the outback and a surveyor and set up a plant grid for us. The surveyor has also supplied a .dty file that I am pointing to with MS_GEOCOORDINATE_USERLIBRARIES. This is all good.
The site we are working on covers approx. 4km and we have 4 main areas of the plant that I am setup a local grid system based on the Surveyors. The image below shows the 4 areas color coded blue, green, yellow and red. You can also see in the GCS dialog the EWPG grid system setup for us as seen when working in the site wide grid system.
One of the issues when you have users working in multiple areas is that the GCS dialog doesn't not give you anymore information besides that the current GS has A Helmert Transformation applied to it as shown below.
Is is possible to set the reference attachment based on a grid system or customize the reference attachment Orientation.
Hi Simon, just to close the loop on this question, we added in the ability to edit the Transform description, described in Setting Up in the Real World – GeoReferencing, naming your transforms