Shifting the FrameWorks Plus Global Origin to Match PDS Design Volume - PDS - 2011 R1 - Help

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A PDS design volume is analogous to an auxiliary coordinate system (ACS). FrameWorks Plus does not support auxiliary coordinate systems, so you cannot shift the global origin (GO) in a FrameWorks Plus model to match the global origin in a PDS design volume.

However, you can use MicroStation to create an ACS macro for every coordinate system required on a project and add the macros to a customized MicroStation menu. The learning curve for designers is short, and modeling FrameWorks Plus items is straight forward.

You can create an ACS macro for every coordinate system required on the project and add it to a customized MicroStation menu. Using an automated macro ensures that all designers are using the same coordinates. Mid-project adjustments can be implemented easily because the macro only exists in one location on the project. You no longer have to open every drawing and model to create the same ACS. The macro also removes the requirement to audit each design file because only one macro in a central location is used to define the ACS.