Set Orientation screen

Use the Set Orientation screen to set the orientation of a drawing in the Takeoff tab using Northing/Easting world coordinates. You should set the orientation for all drawings in a job before digitizing the drawings. The orientation set in the Takeoff tab is maintained in all other tabs.

Drawings that use Northing/Easting world coordinates use a relative grid that organizes all the drawings in space into one large drawing, so the individual drawings don't need to overlap. To use Northing/Easting world coordinates, each drawing must include either:

  • Relative Northing/Easting coordinates of two points

  • Relative Northing/Easting coordinate of one point and the direction of North

If each drawing does not include one of these, you cannot use Northing/Easting world coordinates to orient the drawing. Each Northing/Easting world coordinate is made up of two numbers. The first number is the North coordinate, which can be thought of as the y-axis value. The second number is the East coordinate, which can be thought of as the x-axis value.

Note: To open a job in the Manage Earthwork Estimates screen, click Estimating > Earthwork > Manage Earthwork Estimates in the All Tasks pane. Click Open Existing Job. Then select the job you want to open, and click OK.