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Question about SlopeW

Question about SlopeW

Question about SlopeW

If any of you familiar with Slope/W:
I have a simple question but yet puzzling
If you want to locate a point (for example when you drowing a slope geomtry) you have to move the cursor until finding the right coordinates of this point (this is really hassle).
Is there a way where one can locate the point by entering its coordinates directly.

RE: Question about SlopeW

Yes, use the "keyin" menu option and select "points"

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Thanks moe333

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If you turn on "Snap Grid" in the upper toolbar and set the "X and Y grid spacing" to a convenient  unit (say 1 or 0.5) your cursor will snap to the points when you are drawing in lines.  I find that rounding to the nearest whole or half a foot generally provides the accuracy that I need for modeling.  

One thing that I really like about Slope/W as opposed to older programs like XStabl, is that you do not need to know the exact coordinates of each point in order to develop the model.  I will typically sit down with the plan and a scale and use the "sketch" feature in Slope/W to rough in my layers, etc.  Then I will adjust as needed and draw in my regions (used in the calculations) using the procedure described in the first paragraph.

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