Dimensions for surveyors

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Dimensions for surveyors

Postby apjjr » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:33 pm

I know, users always love it, but want more.

Dimensioning for surveyors: shortcut couold be "ds"
Angles are always less than 90 and related to compass coordinates.
Select start point of line, then placement of dimension.
Dimension is noted as angle over length:
N23d12'43"W
123.26 ft

I'd love to be able to draw lines by entering this notation on the command line, too. Now, I enter another line by selecting Snap To Polar coordinate and entering on the command line : @123.26<90+23+12/60+43/3600
A little more typing, but it works. I guess you would have to add "Snap to Compass" coordinate.

Thanks for a great application,
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Postby michael » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:22 pm

Use this:

Dimensioning for surveyors: shortcut could be "ds".

Angles are always less than 90 and related to compass coordinates.

1. Select start point of line, then placement of dimension.
2. Dimension is noted as angle over length:
N23d12'43"W
123.26 ft
3. Now, I enter another line by selecting Snap To Polar
coordinate.
4. And entering on the command line: @123.26<90+23+12/60+43/3600
5. That's it!

I don't know if Edit, Current Drawing Preferences. Surveyors Units works. See Professional Edition.
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