I am creating exhibit drawings and legal descriptions for right-of-way and easement acquisitions. I'm using parcels to create the various objects for the exhibit drawings: parcels allow me to label the acquisition, area, and lines and curves. The parcel property gives me a 'mapcheck' description that I use to generate my legal description. All good.
How are people generating this sort of information for polylines? I will have polylines from my POB to my TPOB that I need to describe. I have artificially closed these polylines to create parcels from them so I can glean the information that I need, but that feels like a work-around.
Is there another way to do what I'm trying to do?
Thanks for your suggestions.
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There's the Mapcheck Analysis on the Analysis Tab of the ribbon. It will give you info based on labels selected, so if you draw your pline, label it, run the MA, select those labels, it displays the info which can be copy-pasted to Word.
Am I understanding this correctly? In order for Mapcheck Analysis to work, there must already be labels on the line and curve segments that contain the data one needs to include in their legal description. For my needs, the labels then would have everything I need - I wouldn't then need Mapcheck to compile them.
In LDD (sorry), I could select a polyline, and mapcheck would break it down for me into its geometric components. That was mapcheck's job.
It sounds like C3D does not have this capability. I will need to create special styles (that will go into a no-plot "calc" layer, for example) in order to properly describe my connecting linework. C3D Mapcheck is not intelligent the way it was in LDD; for instance, when I selected a curve label that contained length and radius, it said there wasn't enough information to generate curve data. Well, true, but I would have thought Mapcheck would be looking at the entity itself, not just what the label said about it.
Again, I appreciate your input, and please correct me if I'm missing something.
Here are the options I have become aware of for reporting information on a polyline:
1. Use the Line and Arc Information tool found on the Inquiry pane of the Analyze tab.
This could work, but for curves I need a bearing to the radius point ("Course In"), and this tool does not provide that information.
2. Close the polyline of interest, create a parcel from it, and view/copy/paste the parcel properties.
3. Create a survey database, create a figure from the polyline of interest, run "inverse fig" from the survey command line.
I think I'll opt for the parcel creation method, though it seems like a lot of overhead to get what I need.
Thank, Jeff, for suggesting C3D's mapcheck option; though it's not practical for my immediate needs, at least I'm now aware of how it works.
I know you have an accepted "solution" to this concern. Our office has been dealing with this as well. We've been back saving our linework into an LDD format, running the mapcheck and continuing with the drawing in C3D. I've just written some macros for Word that will use the Parcel Mapcheck Report from C3D and turn it into something more akin to the report we used to get in LDD. Then to use that to create a rough skeleton for our legal descriptions. If you would like a copy, please contact me direcctly and I'd be happy to send you them. firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful day!
Are you looking to create a mapcheck report or a legal description? The mapcheck report can be obtained from the parcel properties if needed or a simple report from the toolbox. If you need a legal description with call from a commencing point, you can create an alignment for the commencing section to the pob of the parcel, then using the general legal description for parcels report, you can generate a legal description.
The out-of-the-box legal description format may not work for everyone, but it can be changed to suit your needs.