Saturday, September 8, 2007

Entering Surveyor Bearing and Distance

Set the appropriate units in the UNITS command: Angular units to Surveyor, choose the direction button, set Angle Direction to East, Rotation to counter clockwise. Start LINE or PLINE command and enter the points needed as relative polar coordinates.
For example:

Command: LINE
Start Point: Select a start point
Next Point: @ 123.45 < N 45 D 10' 15" E
Next Point: @ 678.90 < S 25 D 20' 25" W

NOTE: no spaces needed between point entry text, shown here just for clarity.

Syntax description: @ sign is for relative to the start or last point. Next comes the Distance. Last is the Bearing. Its enclosed in the quadrant NE, NW, SE, SW. Letter D is to indicate the degrees. ◦