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## How do I find my UTM coordinates in AutoCAD?

**To Display the Coordinates of a Point**

- Click Home tab Utilities panel ID Point. Find.
- Click the location that you want to identify. The X,Y,Z coordinate values are displayed at the Command prompt.

## How do you determine coordinates?

When outlining the coordinates of a location, the line of latitude is always given first followed **by the line of longitude**. Therefore, the coordinates of this location will be: 10°N latitude, 70°W longitude. The line of latitude is read as 41 degrees (41°), 24 minutes (24′), 12.2 seconds (12.2”) north.

## How do you read coordinates?

Latitude and longitude are broken into degrees, minutes, seconds and directions, starting with latitude. For instance, an area with coordinates marked 41° 56′ 54.3732” N, 87° 39′ 19.2024” W would be read as 41 degrees, 56 minutes, 54.3732 seconds north; **87 degrees, 39 minutes, 19.2024 seconds** west.

## Why are Eastings called Eastings?

Each easting line is given a number and the number increases from the left hand side of the map to the right hand side of the map. The lines are called eastings as **the numbers increase as one moves to the east of the map**. … The lines are called northings as the numbers increase as one moves from north of the map.

## What is the difference between easting and northing?

The terms easting and northing are geographic Cartesian coordinates for a point. Easting refers to the eastward-measured distance (or the x-coordinate), while **northing refers tothe northward-measured** distance (orthe y-coordinate).

## How do I find my CAD coordinates?

**To Display the Coordinates of a Point**

- Click Home tab Utilities panel ID Point. Find.
- Click the location that you want to identify. The X,Y,Z coordinate values are displayed at the Command prompt.

## How do I set coordinates in AutoCAD?

**If required, you can change the coordinate system you assigned.**

- Click Geolocation tab Location panel Edit Location drop-down From Map. Find. …
- In the Geographic Location dialog box, click Next.
- From the GIS Coordinate System list, select the desired coordinate system.
- Click Continue.
- Press ENTER until you exit the command.

## How do you set a coordinate system in CAD?

**To Assign a Coordinate System to the Current Drawing**

- Do one of the following: On the status bar, click the down arrow next to Coordinate System and click Library. …
- In the Coordinate System Library, under Current Drawing, enter the coordinate system code for the current drawing in the search field. …
- Click Assign.

## What number is first in coordinates?

**The x-coordinate always comes first**, followed by the y-coordinate. As you can see in the coordinate grid below, the ordered pairs (3,4) and (4,3) are two different points!