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redgreen

24-03-2008, 02:04 PM

Is there a way to draw lines using the surveyers system

Example "245' N 23 degrees 34 minutes and 29 seconds W" I know how to draw lines using relative polar input i.e. @34'<45 degrees. any help will be aprreciated thanks, red green

mad@cad

24-03-2008, 02:11 PM

Sorry for the short reply but change the units

VERYCIVILDRAFTER

24-03-2008, 02:13 PM

Set your drawing angle units to survey, then enter the bearings and distances

@345.45'<N85D7'33"E

mad@cad

24-03-2008, 02:15 PM

In a hurry so I copied from autopest help...

Units

Indicates the unit format and precision. The unit format is the format in which you enter and in which AutoCAD displays coordinates and measurements.

The unit precision specifies the number of decimal places or the fractional size for displaying linear measurements.

Angle

Indicates the format in which you enter angles and in which AutoCAD displays angles.

Decimal Degrees

Displays partial degrees as decimals.

Deg/Min/Sec

Displays partial degrees as minutes and seconds.

Grads

Displays angles as grads.

Radians

Displays angles as radians.

Surveyor

Displays angles in surveyor's units.

Angle Measure

Indicates the direction of the 0 angle for the entry of angles. When you enter an angle value in AutoCAD, AutoCAD measures the angle either counterclockwise or clockwise from the compass direction that you select on this page. You control the counterclockwise/clockwise direction on the Angle Direction page.

East

Specifies the compass direction east as the 0 angle.

North

Specifies the compass direction north as the 0 angle.

West

Specifies the compass direction west as the 0 angle.

South

Specifies the compass direction south as the 0 angle.

Other

Specifies a direction other than east, north, west, or south. Enter a specific compass angle to treat as the 0 angle.

Angle Direction

Indicates the direction from the 0 angle in which you enter and in which AutoCAD displays positive angle values: counterclockwise or clockwise.

mad@cad

24-03-2008, 02:16 PM

Set your drawing angle units to survey, then enter the bearings and distances

@345.45'<N85D7'33"E

Yea...just do what VDC said :thspitcoffee:

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