Specifying Coordinates and Using Coordinate Systems

A coordinate system determines each point of a drawing surface or entity unambiguously. The drawing tool uses the Cartesian coordinate system consisting of three coordinate axes. Axes are arranged orthogonally, crossing at the origin. All axes use the same measurements.

The coordinates of a point are derived from the distance of the point to the X-, Y-, and Z-axis (optional), respectively.

World Coordinate System and Custom Coordinate Systems

The drawing tool differentiates between:

To control CCSs, use the CCS and CSStyle commands.