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How to enter surveying lines (bearing, distance) can't seem to make it work like AutoCAD does....

How to enter surveying lines (bearing, distance) can't seem to make it work like AutoCAD does....

How to enter surveying lines (bearing, distance) can't seem to make it work like AutoCAD does....

(OP)
How to enter surveying lines (bearing, distance) can't seem to make it work like AutoCAD does....

I have tried everything I know how to do but Draftsight doesn't seem to allow this input. But the "units" section shows it being available...?

RE: How to enter surveying lines (bearing, distance) can't seem to make it work like AutoCAD does....

You mean like compass bearing, distance? I didn't know ACAD did that.

Just verified that DS will accept the usual AutoCAD syntax
l
0,0
@2<25
@3<90
... etc.

Where the @n is the distance from the 'current' point,
and <xx is the angle in degrees CCW from a horizontal line going to the right.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: How to enter surveying lines (bearing, distance) can't seem to make it work like AutoCAD does....

(OP)
Mike,

Thanks! I got a few inputs to work, but I need to tinker with it more. I plotted my dads farm property deeds on Acad 2-d years ago, then put a PDF image of topographic USGS map embedded in the file, adjusted the scale of the topo image by comparing a scaled line in Acad, then scooted each property boundary into place. It works great.

But I left that company and there is only Draftsite here so I am learning it....

I will play around more now...:)

Thanks!

Brent

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