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Thread: draw line by direction

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    Unhappy draw line by direction

    I'm trying to draw a lot and can't seen to figure out how to draw a line by direction (N 00.00.00 W). I know its an option in the pull down menus, but I may not have the right pull downs needed. I've had this problem a couple years ago and my boss changed something and more pull downs were available. I can't remember what he did and now my brain is starting to hurt. Thanks for your time.

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    You should be able to draw with this format no matter your units settings, but if you want tot "list" a line & see bearing in N-E-S-W, change Units/Angles to "surveyor"

    format when selected for second point of line is:
    "distance<bearing", for example
    34.82<n24d39'55"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarLB View Post
    You should be able to draw with this format no matter your units settings, but if you want tot "list" a line & see bearing in N-E-S-W, change Units/Angles to "surveyor"

    format when selected for second point of line is:
    "distance<bearing", for example
    34.82<n24d39'55"
    Thanks but that's not what I need. I know there's a way from the pull down menus. Its something like draw, then line, then line by direction. Let me ask you this.......how do I set a point by angle and distance using the menus not text?

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    Just polar is the only way I know, but you have to know the angles

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    Hi,
    As much as I can tell the examples given so far have omitted the @ symbol. In order to draw a line a certain distance and bearing use the following: @200<N45D26'33"W will draw the line a distance of 200 feet at the bearing indictated

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    I don't think you can "set a point by angle and distance" using the menus alone. I think I some point you have to enter some text at the command line.

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    Kyle, I have to ask: is that your real name or are you big Terminator fan? I mean no offense, I'm just curious.

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    The thought of hunting down machines and killing them just fills me with glee. You should see what I did to my toaster, microwave and lawn mower. Not a very pretty sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Reese View Post
    The thought of hunting down machines and killing them just fills me with glee. You should see what I did to my toaster, microwave and lawn mower. Not a very pretty sight.
    HaHa, Awesome.
    And yet, you're telling me this from a terminal.

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    Sometimes machines need love too.

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