Let me first start off by saying this is an AutoCAD 2004 question. I just could not find a location to ask this specifically in a 2004 discussion "room".
This is a question/request to see if anyone has a lisp routine "out there" for drawing "swing ties" for utility projects. For those that do not know, swing ties are 2 dimensions off existing locations (e.g. 2 corners of an existing house) and these dimensions locate an existing utility, possible underground (e.g. water shut off valve for house). Right now to draw these swing ties our company draws and arc from each building corner to the shut off valve. Then Dtext is used, using midpoint, and text is rotated to be aligned with arc (note, text sized is based on being .08 in height depending on scale of drawing; 30 scale = 2.4, 50 scale is 4.0). We then use the text to trim the arc so it does not cross through text. I am hoping there is a routine out there which would allow selecting the beginning arc point, end arc point then where the text would be located, aligned with the arc. It would also be great if there was an option of having or not having arrow heads on beginning/ending of arc. In a perfect world the arc line color would be "bylayer" while the text color could have a pre-set color. Is there anything out there like this? Angular dimensioning doesn't seem to fulfill the office needs.
Thanks a lot,