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06-12-2013 10:52 AM

I am platting m&b descriptions out and when I use the cogo bearing and distance command it will not draw a line to the entered point, the cursor is just move to and I have select the end point of where I just came from to draw the line does anyone know how to fix this issue or if there is a setting that I dont have turned on? I would like to be able to able to enter the calls and a line automatically drawn to the point and continue from there till the description closes?

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06-12-2013 10:55 AM in reply to: allensam12

have you started the LINE or PLINE command amd provided a starting point prior to using bearing and distance?  I believe you'll find that is a necessary requisite.

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06-12-2013 11:43 AM in reply to: JGerth

I do use those commands before when I do I have to draw the line by connecting to the point I just left from, then for the next call I enter Pline/Line command, choosing bearing and distance then I have to go the end point of the previous call do the process all over

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06-12-2013 11:48 AM in reply to: allensam12

from your start point enter   @dist<Bearing  i.e. as @123.456<n3d3'3"e and continue with each leg of the traverse. Enter to terminate the line or close to make a closed polygon when you get to the last leg.



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06-13-2013 01:13 PM in reply to: parkr4st
Thank you, that helped out. I know this is being nitpicky, but I wish there
was a way to but the bearing in first instead of the distance, most legal
descriptions are written in the form.

Sam Allen
P.S. 3056
Petroleum Landman
10840 County Road 731
Philadelphia, MS 39350

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