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entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

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11-01-2004 07:56 PM
I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter the degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands ('LL) in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't work. The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used.
*Chakri Gavini
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Re: entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

11-02-2004 06:24 AM in reply to: kmcqueen
Input for Lat/Long data is to be entered in DD.MMSSSS format. So (a) the digigts infront of the decimal expalins degrees, (b) digits in the place of MM after decimal stands for minutes and (c) then first two digits in SS stands for whole seconds and any following dists in SSSSSSS are decimal fractions of seconds. This procedure is similar to LDT! So if you want to type 45 degrees 15 minutes and 34 seconds - please enter them as shown below: Please specify a location for the new point: '_LL Current lat/long unit: degree, Input: DD.MMSSSS (decimal dms) >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 The above will be taken in as Thanks Chakri "kmcqueen" wrote in message news:19231065.1099367847144.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter the degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands ('LL) in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't work. The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used.
*wfb
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Re: entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

11-02-2004 08:48 AM in reply to: kmcqueen
You're trying to confuse me, Right? "Chakri Gavini" wrote in message news:418798bc$1_2@newsprd01... > Input for Lat/Long data is to be entered in DD.MMSSSS format. So (a) the > digigts infront of the decimal expalins degrees, (b) digits in the place of > MM after decimal stands for minutes and (c) then first two digits in SS > stands for whole seconds and any following dists in SSSSSSS are decimal > fractions of seconds. This procedure is similar to LDT! > > So if you want to type 45 degrees 15 minutes and 34 seconds - please enter > them as shown below: > > Please specify a location for the new point: '_LL > Current lat/long unit: degree, Input: DD.MMSSSS (decimal dms) > >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 > > > The above will be taken in as > > > Thanks > Chakri > > > "kmcqueen" wrote in message > news:19231065.1099367847144.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > > I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter the > degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands ('LL) > in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't work. > The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used. > >
*Don Reichle
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Re: entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

11-02-2004 09:23 AM in reply to: kmcqueen
Hey wfb; In his/her (I'm sorry Chakri, I can't tell from your name) example the most important part is the placement of the decimal point. Anything to the left of the decimal point is considered by Autodesk to be the Degrees. The first two digits to the right of the decimal point are the Minutes, and anything to the right of that are the Seconds. Clear as mud, now? -- Don Reichle Hacker Engineering, Inc. "King of Work-Arounds" LDT & CD 2004 C3D 2004 SP1 On HP Pavilion a367c 2.80 Ghz/512MB RAM XP PRO - SP2 "wfb" wrote in message news:4187ba5b_3@newsprd01... > You're trying to confuse me, Right? > > > "Chakri Gavini" wrote in message > news:418798bc$1_2@newsprd01... >> Input for Lat/Long data is to be entered in DD.MMSSSS format. So (a) the >> digigts infront of the decimal expalins degrees, (b) digits in the place > of >> MM after decimal stands for minutes and (c) then first two digits in SS >> stands for whole seconds and any following dists in SSSSSSS are decimal >> fractions of seconds. This procedure is similar to LDT! >> >> So if you want to type 45 degrees 15 minutes and 34 seconds - please > enter >> them as shown below: >> >> Please specify a location for the new point: '_LL >> Current lat/long unit: degree, Input: DD.MMSSSS (decimal dms) >> >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 >> >> >> The above will be taken in as >> >> >> Thanks >> Chakri >> >> >> "kmcqueen" wrote in message >> news:19231065.1099367847144.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... >> > I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter the >> degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands > ('LL) >> in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't work. >> The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used. >> >> > >
*Chakri Gavini
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Re: entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

11-02-2004 09:28 AM in reply to: kmcqueen
Sorry if I confused you... I did "cut and paste" from my command history as I walked through these steps. Original post is about "how to enter Lat/Long values at the command line" with an example of Latitude 45d15'34"; and in a nut shell that has to be entered as >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 Yes, I see wrong statement i wrote earlier... in interpreting it:smileyhappy: > > > > The above will be taken in as (I stand corrected) > > Is that clear now? Or did I mess something else? Let me know. Thanks Chakri "wfb" wrote in message news:4187ba5b_3@newsprd01... > You're trying to confuse me, Right? > > > "Chakri Gavini" wrote in message > news:418798bc$1_2@newsprd01... > > Input for Lat/Long data is to be entered in DD.MMSSSS format. So (a) the > > digigts infront of the decimal expalins degrees, (b) digits in the place > of > > MM after decimal stands for minutes and (c) then first two digits in SS > > stands for whole seconds and any following dists in SSSSSSS are decimal > > fractions of seconds. This procedure is similar to LDT! > > > > So if you want to type 45 degrees 15 minutes and 34 seconds - please > enter > > them as shown below: > > > > Please specify a location for the new point: '_LL > > Current lat/long unit: degree, Input: DD.MMSSSS (decimal dms) > > >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 > > > > > > The above will be taken in as > > > > > > Thanks > > Chakri > > > > > > "kmcqueen" wrote in message > > news:19231065.1099367847144.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > > > I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter the > > degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands > ('LL) > > in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't work. > > The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used. > > > > > >
*Chakri Gavini
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Re: entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

11-02-2004 09:36 AM in reply to: kmcqueen
Chakri is HIM :smileyhappy: literally "Don Reichle" wrote in message news:4187c295$1_3@newsprd01... > Hey wfb; > > In his/her (I'm sorry Chakri, I can't tell from your name) example the most > important part is the placement of the decimal point. Anything to the left > of the decimal point is considered by Autodesk to be the Degrees. The first > two digits to the right of the decimal point are the Minutes, and anything > to the right of that are the Seconds. > > Clear as mud, now? > > -- > Don Reichle > Hacker Engineering, Inc. > "King of Work-Arounds" > LDT & CD 2004 > C3D 2004 SP1 > On HP Pavilion a367c > 2.80 Ghz/512MB RAM > XP PRO - SP2 > > > "wfb" wrote in message news:4187ba5b_3@newsprd01... > > You're trying to confuse me, Right? > > > > > > "Chakri Gavini" wrote in message > > news:418798bc$1_2@newsprd01... > >> Input for Lat/Long data is to be entered in DD.MMSSSS format. So (a) the > >> digigts infront of the decimal expalins degrees, (b) digits in the place > > of > >> MM after decimal stands for minutes and (c) then first two digits in SS > >> stands for whole seconds and any following dists in SSSSSSS are decimal > >> fractions of seconds. This procedure is similar to LDT! > >> > >> So if you want to type 45 degrees 15 minutes and 34 seconds - please > > enter > >> them as shown below: > >> > >> Please specify a location for the new point: '_LL > >> Current lat/long unit: degree, Input: DD.MMSSSS (decimal dms) > >> >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 > >> > >> > >> The above will be taken in as > >> > >> > >> Thanks > >> Chakri > >> > >> > >> "kmcqueen" wrote in message > >> news:19231065.1099367847144.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > >> > I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter the > >> degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands > > ('LL) > >> in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't work. > >> The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used. > >> > >> > > > > > >
*wfb
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Re: entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

11-02-2004 11:03 AM in reply to: kmcqueen
Don: You missed it, Right? wfb "Don Reichle" wrote in message news:4187c295$1_3@newsprd01... > Hey wfb; > > In his/her (I'm sorry Chakri, I can't tell from your name) example the most > important part is the placement of the decimal point. Anything to the left > of the decimal point is considered by Autodesk to be the Degrees. The first > two digits to the right of the decimal point are the Minutes, and anything > to the right of that are the Seconds. > > Clear as mud, now? > > -- > Don Reichle > Hacker Engineering, Inc. > "King of Work-Arounds" > LDT & CD 2004 > C3D 2004 SP1 > On HP Pavilion a367c > 2.80 Ghz/512MB RAM > XP PRO - SP2 > > > "wfb" wrote in message news:4187ba5b_3@newsprd01... > > You're trying to confuse me, Right? > > > > > > "Chakri Gavini" wrote in message > > news:418798bc$1_2@newsprd01... > >> Input for Lat/Long data is to be entered in DD.MMSSSS format. So (a) the > >> digigts infront of the decimal expalins degrees, (b) digits in the place > > of > >> MM after decimal stands for minutes and (c) then first two digits in SS > >> stands for whole seconds and any following dists in SSSSSSS are decimal > >> fractions of seconds. This procedure is similar to LDT! > >> > >> So if you want to type 45 degrees 15 minutes and 34 seconds - please > > enter > >> them as shown below: > >> > >> Please specify a location for the new point: '_LL > >> Current lat/long unit: degree, Input: DD.MMSSSS (decimal dms) > >> >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 > >> > >> > >> The above will be taken in as > >> > >> > >> Thanks > >> Chakri > >> > >> > >> "kmcqueen" wrote in message > >> news:19231065.1099367847144.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > >> > I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter the > >> degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands > > ('LL) > >> in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't work. > >> The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used. > >> > >> > > > > > >
*Don Reichle
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Re: entering degree symbol when entering long/lat

11-02-2004 11:25 AM in reply to: kmcqueen
Sorry wfb, I need more data to make sense of your reply. -- Don Reichle Hacker Engineering, Inc. "King of Work-Arounds" LDT & CD 2004 C3D 2004 SP1 On HP Pavilion a367c 2.80 Ghz/512MB RAM XP PRO - SP2 "wfb" wrote in message news:4187d9fb_3@newsprd01... > Don: > You missed it, Right? > > wfb > > "Don Reichle" wrote in message > news:4187c295$1_3@newsprd01... >> Hey wfb; >> >> In his/her (I'm sorry Chakri, I can't tell from your name) example the > most >> important part is the placement of the decimal point. Anything to the >> left >> of the decimal point is considered by Autodesk to be the Degrees. The > first >> two digits to the right of the decimal point are the Minutes, and >> anything >> to the right of that are the Seconds. >> >> Clear as mud, now? >> >> -- >> Don Reichle >> Hacker Engineering, Inc. >> "King of Work-Arounds" >> LDT & CD 2004 >> C3D 2004 SP1 >> On HP Pavilion a367c >> 2.80 Ghz/512MB RAM >> XP PRO - SP2 >> >> >> "wfb" wrote in message > news:4187ba5b_3@newsprd01... >> > You're trying to confuse me, Right? >> > >> > >> > "Chakri Gavini" wrote in message >> > news:418798bc$1_2@newsprd01... >> >> Input for Lat/Long data is to be entered in DD.MMSSSS format. So (a) > the >> >> digigts infront of the decimal expalins degrees, (b) digits in the > place >> > of >> >> MM after decimal stands for minutes and (c) then first two digits in >> >> SS >> >> stands for whole seconds and any following dists in SSSSSSS are >> >> decimal >> >> fractions of seconds. This procedure is similar to LDT! >> >> >> >> So if you want to type 45 degrees 15 minutes and 34 seconds - please >> > enter >> >> them as shown below: >> >> >> >> Please specify a location for the new point: '_LL >> >> Current lat/long unit: degree, Input: DD.MMSSSS (decimal dms) >> >> >>Enter latitude : 45.1534 >> >> >> >> >> >> The above will be taken in as >> >> >> >> >> >> Thanks >> >> Chakri >> >> >> >> >> >> "kmcqueen" wrote in message >> >> news:19231065.1099367847144.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... >> >> > I am new to Civil. Been using AutoCAD since R11. How do you enter > the >> >> degrees symbol when entering long/lats using the transparent commands >> > ('LL) >> >> in Civil 3D 2005. I tried the mechanical way 45d15'34" but didn't > work. >> >> The command line shows the example with the degree symbol being used. >> >> >> >> >> > >> > >> >> > >

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