FAQ - ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine - Configuring GPS Datum

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    Question

     

    How do you set the output datum of the ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine GPS tools?

     

    Answer

     

    As of ArcGIS 10.1, the .prj files formerly used for this configuration are no longer provided out-of-the-box with ArcEngine installations. A zip file containing these .prj files is attached below.

    1. Download the zip file to the machine with ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine configured.
    2. Open regedit and navigate to the key HKEY_LocalMachine\Software\Wow6432node\ESRI\ArcGIS. Take note of the value of InstallDir. The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS.
    3. Extract the zip file to that folder, which results in a path such as C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\Coordinate Systems.

     

    If a particular .prj file is not needed on the client machine, it can be removed. However, ALL subfolders must remain intact. Additionally, loose .prj files in the Coordinate System folder will not be recognized. These files must reside in their appropriate subfolders.